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.

November 17

This month features the Axis in Natural Koa, St. Vincent in Light Translucent Gold, and the Luke III in Claro Walnut

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Axis

Natural Koa

Limited to 60 pieces

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Axis Natural Koa

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

301 K1 C3 00

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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Pitbull audio

(888) 255-6632

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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Drum City Guitarland

(303) 421-4515

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Yandas Music And Pro Audio

(800) 338-6939

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Premium select Koa

The stunning Koa top is hand-stained with a translucent natural finish to bring out the exotic figuring

Roasted Maple Neck

The flame-figured roasted maple neck is sealed with hand-rubbed gunstock oil and wax, featuring stainless steel frets

Bound neck and body

Both neck and body are handsomely appointed with hand-shaped black binding

St. Vincent

Light Translucent Gold

Limited to 23 pieces

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St. Vincent Light Translucent Gold

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

850 LG C2 02

Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Mojo's Music

(866) 415-6656

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Mike Risko Music School

(914) 762-8757

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Light Translucent Gold Finish

The African mahogany body is stained with a light translucent gold finish for a classic, vintage look.

Roasted, figured Maple Neck

The roasted flame-figured neck is complemented with a rosewood fretboard and custom St. Vincent inlays

White Neck Binding

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

Luke III

Claro Walnut

Limited to 36 pieces

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Luke III Claro Walnut

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

908 CW C2 00

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Distinctive Guitar

(414) 877-1666

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American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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N Stuff Music

(412) 828-1003

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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The Music Zoo

(844) 687-4296

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Drum City Guitarland

(303) 421-4515

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Mojo's Music

(866) 415-6656

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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South Shore Music Co.

(888) 860-68742

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Claro Walnut

Rare claro walnut top over African mahogany body finished in an exclusive translucent walnut burst

White Neck Binding

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

Stainless Steel Frets

22 stainless steel frets for extended fret life and smoother feel during string bends

The 2017-2018 Collection

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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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