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.

August 2018

This month features the Cutlass SSS in Cornsilk White, the Bongo 6HH in Gabber Green, and the Albert Lee HH in Orange Crush Sparkle.

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Cutlass SSS

Cornsilk White

Limited to 31 pieces

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Cutlass SSS Cornsilk White

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

805-WC-C3-08-CS-C1

White Neck Binding

The rosewood fingerboard features mother of pearl block inlays and hand fitted white binding.

Cornsilk Finish

This lightweight Alder body is finished in an opaque off-white custom “Cornsilk” finish with a polyester clear coat.

Matching Headstock

The figured maple neck is accented by a matching painted headstock with Schaller locking tuners.

Bongo 6HH

Grabber Green

Limited to 72 pieces

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Bongo 6HH Grabber Green

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

182-MC-RS-05-CS-C1

Grabber Green Finish

Featuring a dual humbucking basswood body, finished in a custom medium metallic "Grabber" green finish.

Figured Maple Neck

Highly figured roasted maple neck featuring an ultra smooth, satin finish.

White Neck Binding

Roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard is outfitted with white position markers and hand fitted white binding.

Albert Lee HH

Orange Crush

Limited to 75 pieces

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Albert Lee HH Orange Crush

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

955-OC-23-05-CS-C1

Orange Crush Sparkle Finish

Dual humbucking light weight mahogany body with exclusive Orange Crush sparkle finish.

Matching Headstock

Satin finished maple neck with ebony fingerboard and matching painted headstock.

White Neck Binding

The ebony fingerboard features mother of pearl block inlays and hand fitted white 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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