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.

October 17

This month features the Majesty in Fuschia Sparkle and Steve Morse in Tahitian Blue.

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Majesty Fuchsia

Fuchsia Sparkle

Limited to 74 pieces

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Majesty Fuchsia Fuchsia Sparkle

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600-DP-51-00

Miami Guitars

(786) 275-6700

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Sonic Ecstasy Pickups

Dual humbucking pickups deliver more power, depth, and warmth emphasizing an increased mid and low-frequency response.

Fuchsia Sparkle Finish

This exclusive metallic sparkle finish features an array of custom sized flakes for a stunning 3D effect.

White neck binding

The ebony fretboard is contrasted with elegant binding, black side dots, and stainless steel frets.

Steve Morse Tahitian

Tahitian Blue

Limited to 69 pieces

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Steve Morse Tahitian Tahitian Blue

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

909-TQ-C2-16

Yandas Music And Pro Audio

(800) 338-6939

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Mojo's Music

(866) 415-6656

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The Music Zoo

(844) 687-4296

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Island Music CO.

(301) 392-3960

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Killerburst Guitars

203-393-0267

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American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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South Shore Music Co.

(888) 860-68742

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Northeast Music Center

(570) 909-9216

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Premium Select Quilt Maple Top

Hand-stained Tahitian Blue translucent finish accentuates the beauty of the highly figured maple top.

Reverse Headstock

Available only on the Steve Morse, the 2-over-4 headstock gives this instrument a striking, bold appearance.

Bound Neck and Body

Deluxe white binding ornately compliments the richness of the exclusive Tahitian Blue finish.

The 2017-2018 Collection

New instruments premiering monthly

NOV 17
DEC 17
JAN 18
FEB 18
MAR 18
APR 18

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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