December 2020

This month features the StingRay 5 in Kinetic Blue, the Majesty 7 in Bali Blue Burst, the Axis Semi Hollow in Buttery Blonde, the Majesty in Bali Blue Burst, and the StingRay 4 - Passive in Natural Okoume.

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Axis Semi Hollow

Buttery Blonde

Limited to 30 pieces worldwide

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Axis Semi Hollow Buttery Blonde

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

333-NN-FN-00-CS-C1

Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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(855) 770-3373

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Buttery Blonde finish

A semi-hollow Basswood body with a translucent Blonde finish showcases the beautiful flame maple top.

Single humbucking pickup

This Axis is outfitted with a specially positioned Ernie Ball Music Man custom-wound humbucking pickup.

Bound neck with specialty block inlays

A premium figured bound maple neck is offered with an ebony fretboard, stainless steel frets, and 3-piece split-block inlays.

Majesty

Bali Blue Burst

Limited to 95 pieces worldwide

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Majesty Bali Blue Burst

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611-LF-RM-00-CS-CR

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(801) 501-8110

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Killerburst Guitars

203-393-0267

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Bali Blue Burst finish

This unique translucent Bali Blue burst finish covers the entire body, headstock, and back of the neck.

Premium roasted maple neck

For the first time, a roasted figured maple fingerboard is available for the John Petrucci Majesty guitar.

Autographed by John Petrucci

Each instrument is hand-signed by John Petrucci and includes a numbered certificate of authenticity.

StingRay Special - Passive

Natural Okoume

Limited to 80 pieces worldwide

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StingRay Special - Passive Natural Okoume

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109-VS-SR-W1-CS-C1

Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Safe Haven Music

(516) 665-2050

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Cosmo Music

(905)770-5222

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Natural Okuome body

A lightweight Okuome body is finished with a satin classic light yellow tint.

Passive electronics

Featuring the same electronics package as the popular short-scale StingRay, this limited edition 34" scale bass includes a push/push volume boost and 3 position rotary pickup switch.

Roasted flame maple neck

A highly figured flame maple neck comes with a rosewood fretboard and 22 high profile stainless steel frets.

Majesty 7-String

Bali Blue Burst

Limited to 45 pieces worldwide

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Majesty 7-String Bali Blue Burst

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

618-LF-RM-00-CS-CR

Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Bali Blue Burst finish

This unique translucent Bali Blue burst finish covers the entire body, headstock, and back of the neck.

Premium roasted maple neck

For the first time, a roasted figured maple fingerboard is available for the John Petrucci Majesty guitar.

AUTOGRAPHED BY JOHN PETRUCCI

Each instrument is hand-signed by John Petrucci and includes a numbered certificate of authenticity.

StingRay Special 5

Kinetic Blue

Limited to 85 pieces worldwide

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StingRay Special 5 Kinetic Blue

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

207-BH-23-00-CS-C1

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Safe Haven Music

(516) 665-2050

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Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven

(805)481-2226

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Island Music CO.

(301) 392-3960

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Kinetic Blue fInish

Usually only found on the Majesty guitar this color shift metallic blue finish covers the entire body, headstock, and back of the neck.

Streamlined design

The rear-mounted electronics eliminate the need for a large plastic pickguard giving the bass a clean streamlined aesthetic.

Ebony fretboard

The Stingray 5's maple neck is outfitted with an ebony fretboard and 22 high-profile stainless steel frets.

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.

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.

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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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