Winter 2021

This month features the StingRay Special 5 Fretless Fuego, the Axis Double Trouble, the JP15 7-String Suplex, and the Sabre Half Baked.

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Axis

Double Trouble

Ships within 4 months

$3,999
Starting at $167/mo with

Limited to 55 pieces worldwide

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Axis Double Trouble

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

308-DTQ-11-00-CS-C1

Premium Figured Top

Quilted Translucent gold maple top

Double Bound Body

Slab basswood body bound front and back with brown sides

Matching Quilt Tops

Premium quilted maple backside

StingRay5 Special Fretless

Fuego

Ships within 4 months

$2,999
Starting at $125/mo with

Limited to 105 pieces worldwide

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StingRay5 Special Fretless Fuego

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

207-BA1-RU-BG-CS-G3

Exclusive Fuego Finish Fretless

Custom Cherry Burst finish with a figured ash body

FLAME FIGURED ROASTED NECK

Premium roasted maple neck with a fretless roasted maple fingerboard

MATCHING GOLD HARDWARE

All gold hardware including bridge, tuning keys, and control knobs

Sabre

Half Baked

Ships within 4 months

$3,699
Starting at $154/mo with

Limited to 55 pieces worldwide

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Sabre Half Baked

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

812-TMP-R4-00-CS-C2

Exclusive Custom Finish

Pink Burst "Half Baked " maple top

Premium Body

Exoctic Black Limba body wood

Pink Pearl Block inlays

Roasted maple neck with rosewood fretboard and pink pearlescent block inlays

JP15 7-String

SUPLEX

Ships within 4 months

$4,199
Starting at $175/mo with

Limited to 55 pieces worldwide

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JP15 7-String SUPLEX

Ordering by phone? Mention build code:

671-PD1-13-00-CS-B1

SPALTED MAPLE TOP

Ash body with highly figured gloss natural spalted maple top

FIGURED ROASTED NECK

Figured roasted maple neck and fingerboard with black block inlays

AUTOGRAPHED TREMOLO COVER

Each guitar is hand-signed by John Petrucci

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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