The ML, as ever, is perfectly balanced when played standing and is without doubt a more substantial beast than either of the previous instruments. As we’ve said, this seems to equate to a monster tone and, for chunky rhythms and searing solos, the ML really has it all.
In fact, the tone cleans up wonderfully to give a more subdued rock or blues sound that anyone would be proud of, proving the versatility of those EMGs with aplomb.
Pros: The moody satin finish; comfy neck; nicely balanced tone.
Cons: As with all shape guitars, a case would have been a useful inclusion.
Verdict: We’ve reviewed a few MLs in our time and this is one of the best looking. Sounds great too, and is easier to play than you’d assume.