Summer 2023

This BFR collection features the Steve Morse Y2D Jade Burl, the DarkRay Shadow Korina, and the JP15 Butterscotch Burl.

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JP15

Butterscotch Burl

Ships within 4 months

Financing Starting at $167/mo

Limited to 100 pieces worldwide

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JP15 Butterscotch Burl

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

661-BEL-R2-00

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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American Musical Supply

(800) 458-4076

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Miami Guitars

(786) 275-6700

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Pitbull Audio

(888) 255-6632

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Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

(301) 946-8808

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BURL MAPLE TOP

Butterscotch Buckeye Burl maple top over Black Limba body

BLACK LIMBA BODY

Black Limba body finished in a satin trans Butterscotch finish

ROASTED NECK

Roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard

DarkRay

Shadow Korina

Ships within 4 months

Financing Starting at $129/mo

Limited to 100 pieces worldwide

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DarkRay Shadow Korina

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

128-BNK-10-01

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Bass Central

(407) 740-5619

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Willcutt Guitars

(859) 276-4070

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The Bass Place

(623) 583-2911

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Melody Music Shop

(812) 336-6319

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SATIN NATURAL FINISH

Black Limba body with polyester satin finish

ROASTED MAPLE NECK

Maple neck and fingerboard with black dot inlays

CUSTOM PREAMP

All black hardware with custom Darkglass preamp

Steve Morse Y2D

Jade Burl

Limited to 50 pieces worldwide

Showing authorized dealers for:

Steve Morse Y2D Jade Burl

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

901-MMB-R4-15

Guitar Center

(855) 770-3373

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Musician's Friend

(801) 501-8110

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Danville Music

(925) 743-0898

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Pitbull Audio

(888) 255-6632

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BURL MAPLE TOP

Jade Buckeye Burl maple top over Black Limba body

BLACK LIMBA BODY

Black Limba body finished in a satin trans Jade finish

ROASTED NECK

Roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard

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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