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SINCE 2016

The Ernie Ball Music Man James Valentine “Valentine” guitar features a slab ash body, two Ernie Ball Music Man designed pickups (1-humbucker/1-single coil), with 3-way custom wired lever switch, coil tap, modern hardtail bridge with vintage bent steel saddles, 25.5-inch scale, oil and wax rubbed roasted maple neck with 10-inch radius maple fingerboard, 22 stainless steel frets, oversized 4-over-2 headstock and compensated nut, designed for superior tuning stability.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Trans Buttermilk

Trans Black

Trans Maroon

Satin Natural

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Build Code
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STREET PRICE

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Valentine Highlights

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Custom Music Man single coil and humbucker
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Comfortable "wedge" shaped slab body
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Music Man modern classic hardtail bridge

Watch Guitar World's Valentine Guitar Review

Guitar World's Paul Riario demos the Ernie Ball Music Man James Valentine “Valentine” guitar.

Watch Fluff's Valentine Demo

Ryan "Fluff" Bruce takes the Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine guitar for a spin.

Watch Cooper Carter's Valentine Review

Guitarist Cooper Carter gives us a demo and his review of the Valentine guitar.

Guitarist Magazine's Valentine Demo

Watch Nev Marten from Guitarist Magazine demo the Valentine Signature model

James Valentine Check-in

Get a look into the creation process behind the Valentine signature guitar, co-designed by James Valentine of Maroon 5, in this all-new video.

UD Music Channel Valentine Demo

Watch UD Music Channel demo the Valentine guitar with a variety of effects.

MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Valentine
Model Valentine
Size 13-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38-7/16" long (33.7 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 97.6 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs, 0oz (3.63 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Trans Maroon, Trans Black, Trans Buttermilk, Satin Natural
Bridge Music Man® Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Shell
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Select roasted maple neck
Fret Markers 1/4" Black Face dots
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom spilt pickup configurations - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way lever pickup selector
Pickups SH - Music Man® custom wound staggered pole piece single coil (bridge) and humbucker with chrome covers (neck)
Left Handed No
Strings 11p-14p-18p-28w-38w-48w (RPS 11 Slinky #2242)

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Specifications Valentine
Model Valentine
Order 0
Size 13-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38-7/16" long (33.7 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 97.6 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs, 0oz (3.63 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Ash
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Trans Maroon, Trans Black, Trans Buttermilk, Satin Natural
Body Bindings
Bridge Music Man® Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard Shell
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size 6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Select roasted maple neck
Fret Markers 1/4" Black Face dots
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom spilt pickup configurations - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way lever pickup selector
Pickups SH - Music Man® custom wound staggered pole piece single coil (bridge) and humbucker with chrome covers (neck)
Left Handed No
Strings 11p-14p-18p-28w-38w-48w (RPS 11 Slinky #2242)

Register your Instrument

Why register?

Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date.


Registering your instrument, whether or not it is covered under warranty, also provides a record that you owned that particular instrument. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed.

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