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 pieces are offered in limited production runs and allow us to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists.

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Family Matters

The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making premium guitars and basses on the California central coast since 1984. Sterling Ball, alongside his sons Brian and Scott, combine the laser precision of robotics and old-world hand craftsmanship to develop innovative instrument designs that push the boundaries of performance and playability.

April 2018

This month features the Axis Super Sport in Buckeye Burl, the Majesty in Sahara Burst, and the Valentine in 3-tone Sunburst.

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Axis Super Sport

Buckeye Burl

Limited to 85 pieces

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Axis Super Sport Buckeye Burl

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

320 BE C3 00 CS BM

American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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The Guitar Sanctuary

(972) 540-6420

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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Yandas Music And Pro Audio

(800) 338-6939

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Distinctive Guitar

(414) 877-1666

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Drum City Guitarland

(303) 421-4515

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Martin Music

(901) 729-2466

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Buckeye Burl Top

Special edition Axis Super Sport features an African mahogany body with black binding and exotic Buckeye Burl top

Roasted Maple Neck

Figured roasted maple neck is accented with black position markers and hand fitted black binding

All Black Hardware

The overall aesthetic package is enhanced with all black hardware, including custom pickup covers, Music Man vintage style tremolo, and Schaller locking tuners

Majesty

Sahara Burst

Limited to 41 pieces

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Majesty Sahara Burst

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

602 RF 50 00 CS CR

Drum City Guitarland

(303) 421-4515

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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Sahara Burst Finish

Polyester gloss finish highlights the rich grain of the African Mahogany body

Satin Finished Back

Contrasting matte finish provides luxurious aesthetics with enhanced playing comfort

Large Maple Shield

A beautiful oversized flame maple shield gives the instrument an exclusive, striking appearance

Valentine

Vintage Sunburst

Limited to 46 pieces

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Valentine Vintage Sunburst

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

570 71 C1 03 CS CR

Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Mojo's Music

(866) 415-6656

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Octave Music

(888) 327-4184

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Capital City Guitars

(360) 956-7097

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American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Chicago Music Exchange

(773) 525-7773

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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Martin Music

(901) 729-2466

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Vintage Sunburst Finish

Vintage 3-tone sunburst finish accentuates the beautiful slab ash body

Roasted Maple Neck

Highly figured flame maple neck with satin finish

White Neck Binding

The neck is handsomely appointed with a hand-fitted white binding and matching 1/4" white fret markers

The 2017-2018 Collection

New instruments premiering monthly

THE FACTORY TOUR

Since 1984, Ernie Ball Music Man has been crafting instruments in San Luis Obispo, California. Watch the factory tour and see how the difference is in the details.

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