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.

SEPTEMBER 17

This month features the Valentine in Ivory White, Majesty in Claro Walnut, and Axis Super Sport in Trans Light Black

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Valentine

Ivory White

Limited to 92 pieces

Showing authorized dealers for:

Valentine Ivory White

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

570-IW-C1-GA

The Music Zoo

(844) 687-4296

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Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Northeast Music Center

(570) 909-9216

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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South Shore Music Co.

(888) 860-68742

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The Guitar Sanctuary

(972) 540-6420

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N Stuff Music

(412) 828-1003

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Dubaldo Music

(860) 649-6205

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Killerburst Guitars

(203) 430-5088

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Martin Music

(901) 729-2466

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Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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Island Music CO.

(301) 392-3960

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Dietze Music

(800) 357-1535

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Replay Guitar Exchange

(813) 254-8880

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Chicago Music Exchange

(773) 525-7773

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Art's Music Shop

(334) 271-2787

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Octave Music

(888) 327-4184

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Ivory White Finish

This limited edition package also features a gold anodized pickguard and white pickup rings

Gold Hardware

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

Bound, Roasted Neck

The figured, roasted maple neck is handsomely appointed with a hand-fitted white binding

Majesty

Claro Walnut

Limited to 39 pieces

Showing authorized dealers for:

Majesty Claro Walnut

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

602-CW-50-00

Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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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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Killerburst Guitars

(203) 430-5088

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N Stuff Music

(412) 828-1003

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Pitbull audio

(888) 255-6632

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Claro Walnut Finish

This glossy finish highlights the richness of the highly figured claro walnut wood grain

Satin Finished Back

The back sports a matte finish combining luxurious aesthetics with smooth playability and feel

Large Walnut Shield

A beautiful oversized flame claro walnut shield gives this John Petrucci Majesty an exclusive, striking appearance

Axis Super Sport

Trans Light Black

Limited to 27 pieces

Showing authorized dealers for:

Axis Super Sport Trans Light Black

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

320-TA-W2-00

Eddie's Guitars

(314) 781-7500

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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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Distinctive Guitar

(414) 877-1666

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American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Upgraded Quilt Top

This highly figured quilted maple top adorns a contrasting mahogany body with Trans Light Black finish

Wenge Wood Neck

Prized for its rarity and unique dimensional figuring, this wenge wood neck also includes an ebony fretboard with stainless steel frets

Bound Body + Neck

Meticulously applied by hand, this instrument features white binding on both body and neck

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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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