August 2019

This month features the Bongo in Wild Cherry Burst, the Majesty in Blue Steakhouse, and the Valentine in Target Burst.

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Target Burst

Limited to 45 pieces worldwide

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Valentine Target Burst

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Double-Bound Body

Double-bound ash body finished on both sides with a vintage-inspired Target Burst.


Bound ebony fretboard adorned with white pearl block inlays.


Roasted figured maple neck accented with a decorative herringbone inlay.


Blue Steakhouse

Limited to 87 pieces worldwide

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Majesty Blue Steakhouse

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An augmented spalted maple shield is nested within an exclusive Blue Steakhouse finish.

Cream Humbuckers

DiMarzio Dream Catcher and Rain Maker humbuckers with cream covers provide a classic look.

Cream Neck Binding

The ebony fretboard is complemented with an elegant cream binding.

Bongo 5 HH

Wild Cherry Burst

Limited to 57 pieces worldwide

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Bongo 5 HH Wild Cherry Burst

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Dual humbucking ash body finished in Wild Cherry Burst.


Satin-finished, roasted figured maple neck and fretboard.


Figured maple fretboard outfitted with black dots and matching black binding.

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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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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