Spring 2022

This month features the Short Scale StingRay 4 Bombshell, the Albert Lee Ghost in a Shell, The Luke III Woody, and the Valentine Carmelo.

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Valentine

Carmelo

Limited to 55 pieces worldwide

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Valentine Carmelo

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574-CRM-RD-03-CS-CR

EXCLUSIVE CARMELO FINISH

Translucent butterscotch finish with tortoise shell bound ash body.

EXCLUSIVE ELECTRONICS PACKAGE

Ernie Ball Music Man wide range "Ranger" humbucking pickups.

VINTAGE FLOATING TREMOLO

Classic Bigsby B-5 vintage tremolo system.

Short Scale StingRay 4

Bombshell

Limited to 105 pieces worldwide

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Short Scale StingRay 4 Bombshell

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200-01-MS-03-CS-C1

LIGHTWEIGHT BODY

Ash body with high gloss black finish.

FIGURED MAPLE NECK

White maple neck with tortoise shell binding and tortoise shell block inlays.

MATCHING HEADSTOCK

Maple neck and fingerboard with gloss black matching headstock.

Luke III

Woody

Limited to 80 pieces worldwide

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Luke III Woody

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982-MPB-RZ-00-CS-BG

PREMIUM FIGURED BURL TOP

Okoume body with walnut burst burl maple top.

AUTOGRAPHED TREMOLO COVER

Gold-bronze burst finished Okoume body with autographed tremolo backplate.

LASER ETCHED HEADSTOCK LOGO

Elegant laser-etched LIII logo on the headstock.

Albert Lee

Ghost in the Shell

Limited to 80 pieces worldwide

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Albert Lee Ghost in the Shell

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935-GHW-RZ-W3-CS-C1

EXCLUSIVE GHOST IN THE SHELL FINISH

Translucent white finished Honduran mahogany body.

SINGLE COIL ELECTRONICS PACKAGE

3 Ernie Ball Music Man custom-designed MM-90 pickups.

FULL ROSEWOOD NECK

All rosewood neck with laser-etched Albert Lee headstock logo and pearlescent block inlays.

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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