The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making guitars and basses exclusively in the United States. Ball Family Reserve is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship which features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare heritage pieces will be offered in limited runs and allow us to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists.
12-3/16" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-7/16" long (31.0 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 92.6 cm long)
7 lbs, 13 oz (3.54 kg) - varies slightly
Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany Tone Block. Koa top - Mahogany body.
High gloss polyester
Standard - Music Man® floating vintage tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles. Koa top - Music Man vintage tremolo with gold plating.
25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
12" (30.5 cm)
Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
22 - Low profile, wide
1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-3/16" (55.6 mm) at last fret
Maple top - Select maple neck. Koa Top - Honey bursted mahogany.
Maple top - Rosewood. Koa Top - Ebony.
Standard dots with Mother of Pearl BFR inlay at 12th fret
Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Natural with matching painted headstock
Schaller M6-IND locking
Adjustable - no component or string removal
5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
25kohm volume and tone - .10µF tone capacitor
5-way lever pickup selector
HSS - 1 Active EMG model 85 humbucking; 2 Active EMG SLV custom single coil