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.

December 17

This month features the Majesty in Koa Burst, St. Vincent in Translucent Blue, and the StingRay guitar in Classic Natural

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Majesty

Koa Burst

Limited to 90 pieces worldwide

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Majesty Koa Burst

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602 KB 51 00 CS GD

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Koa Burst Finish

The lightweight mahogany top is hand-stained with a 2-tone translucent burst finish

White Neck Binding

The mahogany through-neck is beautifully accented by a hand-shaped white binding

Oversized koa shield

A beautiful oversized flamed Koa shield gives this Majesty a slightly brighter sound with an exclusive, striking appearance

St. Vincent

Translucent Blue

Limited to 20 pieces worldwide

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St. Vincent Translucent Blue

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850 56 W1 02 CS CR

Translucent Blue Finish

Hand-stained translucent blue finish enhances the beauty of the African mahogany body

Wenge Neck

Prized for its rarity and unique dimensional figuring, this African tropical hardwood is wear and marring resistant

White Neck Binding

The wenge neck is beautifully accented by a hand-shaped white binding

StingRay Guitar

Classic Natural

Limited to 50 pieces worldwide

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StingRay Guitar Classic Natural

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825 CN C3 G1 CS GD

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Classic Natural Finish

Lightweight African mahogany body is sealed with a natural stain and finished in high gloss polyester for a classic, vintage look

Roasted Maple Neck with black binding

Figured, roasted maple neck is finished with an ultra-light satin polyurethane finish, accented with black position markers and matching black binding

Gold Hardware

Locking tuners, knobs, bridge, truss rod adjustment, and pickup covers are accented with beautiful gold plating

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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