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The Armada is Music Man's first neck-through solid body guitar. Featuring a mahogany body, V-shaped figured maple top, rosewood neck, and custom mother of pearl inlays, the Armada is a true work of art. The combination of tone woods coupled with a set of Music Man designed classic humbuckers delivers a big and beefy sound with an surprisingly sparkly clean tone you may not expect from such a powerhouse instrument.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Black

Balboa Blueburst Flame (+$100)

Your Custom Options:

Balboa Blueburst Flame
Color
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Model
Rosewood fretboard
Neck

Build Code
750-Y4-20-00

STREET PRICE

$2,799.00

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Carved/figured Maple center cap
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bound neck and body
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Tone Pros Bridge

Watch Guitar World's Armada Review

Paul Riario from Guitar World walks you through the Ernie Ball Music Man Armada guitar.

Watch Blues Sareceno Demo The Armada Guitar

Blues Saraceno demos Ernie Ball Music Man's first ever neck-through solid body guitar.

MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Armada
Model Armada
Size 13-1/4" wide, 2-1/8" thick, 38-1/2" long (33.7 cm wide, 5.4 cm thick, 97.8 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs, 1oz (3.67 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Mahogany with V-shaped bookmatched mahogany and figured maple top
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black or Balboa Blue Burst Flame
Body Bindings Binding - 4 Ply Cream/Black/Cream Black
Bridge Standard - Tuneomatic bridge with thumbwheel height adjustment & individual saddles with Graph Tech tail Piece
Scale Length 24-3/4" (62.9 cm)
Neck Radius 12" (30.5 cm)
Headstock Size Angled & Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-11/16" (42.9mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Fret Markers Custom Mother of Pearl Inlays
Neck Finish High gloss polyester
Neck Colors Color matches body with bound, figured maple capped, matching painted headstock
Neck Binding 1 Ply Cream
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment Through neck design
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls 500kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickups HH - Music Man® humbucking
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26w-36w-46w (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Specifications Armada
Model Armada
Order 0
Size 13-1/4" wide, 2-1/8" thick, 38-1/2" long (33.7 cm wide, 5.4 cm thick, 97.8 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs, 1oz (3.67 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Mahogany with V-shaped bookmatched mahogany and figured maple top
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black or Balboa Blue Burst Flame
Body Bindings Binding - 4 Ply Cream/Black/Cream Black
Bridge Standard - Tuneomatic bridge with thumbwheel height adjustment & individual saddles with Graph Tech tail Piece
Pickguard
Scale Length 24-3/4" (62.9 cm)
Neck Radius 12" (30.5 cm)
Headstock Size Angled & Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-11/16" (42.9mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Fret Markers Custom Mother of Pearl Inlays
Neck Finish High gloss polyester
Neck Colors Color matches body with bound, figured maple capped, matching painted headstock
Neck Binding 1 Ply Cream
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment Through neck design
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls 500kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way toggle pickup selector
Pickups HH - Music Man® humbucking
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26w-36w-46w (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Why register?

Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date.


Registering your instrument, whether or not it is covered under warranty, also provides a record that you owned that particular instrument. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed.

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