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 2018

This month features the Majesty in Cinnabar Red, the Valentine in Pine Green, the Stingray Guitar in White Smoke, and the Axis in Steel Blue.

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Majesty

Cinnabar Red

Limited to 105 pieces worldwide

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Majesty Cinnabar Red

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

600-IR-50-00-CS-CR

American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Wild West Guitars

(626) 507-5575

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Miami Guitars

(786) 275-6700

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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Distinctive Guitar

(414) 877-1666

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The Guitar Sanctuary

(972) 540-6420

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Drum City Guitarland

(303) 421-4515

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Wildwood Guitars

303-665-7733

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The Music Zoo

(844) 687-4296

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Pitbull audio

(888) 255-6632

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Chicago Music Exchange

(773) 525-7773

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Runway Ebony Fingerboard

Streamlined fretboard with two strips of Pearl inlays replaces the traditional Majesty shield position markers.

Cinnabar Red Finish

Striking Cinnabar Red Sparkle finish covering the entire body, headstock, and back of the neck.

Autographed By John Petrucci

Each guitar is hand signed by John Petrucci.

Valentine

Pine Green

Limited to 63 pieces worldwide

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Valentine Pine Green

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

570-CG-C3-02-CS-GG

American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Octave Music

(888) 327-4184

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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BCR Music & Sound

(717) 730-9775

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Chicago Music Exchange

(773) 525-7773

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Miami Guitars

(786) 275-6700

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Wild West Guitars

(626) 507-5575

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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Music Makers

(309)342-0176

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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American Music Centre

(585) 730-7000

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Wildwood Guitars

303-665-7733

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Pitbull audio

(888) 255-6632

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Matching Headstock

Featuring pearl block inlays and a headstock painted to match the body.

Exclusive Custom Finish

Select Ash body with custom Pine Green finish, white pickup rings and gold hardware.

Figured Roasted Neck

Beautifully figured, roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and hand fitted white binding.

Stingray Guitar

White Smoke

Limited to 39 pieces worldwide

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Stingray Guitar White Smoke

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

825-WS-C1-W3-CS-C1

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Chicago Music Exchange

(773) 525-7773

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Wild West Guitars

(626) 507-5575

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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The Guitar Sanctuary

(972) 540-6420

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Distinctive Guitar

(414) 877-1666

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Adirondack Guitar

(518) 746-9500

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Martin Music

(901) 729-2466

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Wildwood Guitars

303-665-7733

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The Music Zoo

(844) 687-4296

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Pitbull audio

(888) 255-6632

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Block Inlays

The rosewood fingerboard features Atlante inlays.

White Smoke Finish

Custom White Smoke finish with Tortoiseshell guard and matching white plastic pickup covers.

Figured Roasted Neck

Beautifully figured roasted maple neck with hand fitted white binding.

Axis

Steel Blue

Limited to 75 pieces worldwide

Showing authorized dealers for:

Axis Steel Blue

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

301-DF-MB-00-CS-C1

American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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B&B Music and Sound

(302) 697-2155

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Chicago Music Exchange

(773) 525-7773

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N Stuff Music

(412) 828-1003

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Northeast Music Center

(570) 909-9216

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Distinctive Guitar

(414) 877-1666

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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The Guitar Sanctuary

(972) 540-6420

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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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Music Makers

(309)342-0176

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Wildwood Guitars

303-665-7733

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Pitbull audio

(888) 255-6632

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The Music Zoo

(844) 687-4296

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Runway Maple Fingerboard

A one-piece maple fingerboard without inlays gives a cleaner, more streamlined look.

Exclusive Steel Blue Finish

Flame figured maple top in hand-stained custom Blue Steel finish, with contrasting lighter blue finish on the back of the guitar.

Figured Maple Neck

Satin finished, figured maple neck with Schaller tuners and hand fitted black binding.

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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