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Ball in the Family

Wildwoodians, we are downright giddy to announce that we have received the latest offerings from the Ball Family Reserve. For those who are unfamiliar, the Ball Family Reserve is a line of limited-production guitars that showcase exceptional tonewoods, drool-inducing finishes, and extra-elegant designs. Previously, these fine instruments were only available to members of the Ball family and Ernie Ball Music Man's roster of artists, but Sterling Ball and his sons, Brian and Scott, have graciously offered them to the public.

Each piece in the Ball Family Reserve is lovingly crafted using a combination of precise, state-of-the-art modern manufacturing techniques and time-consuming old-world methods that involve lots of good 'ol-fashioned elbow grease. Each piece is also VERY limited, and once they're gone, they're gone. We are privileged to showcase such rare, exquisite instruments, and we are proud to welcome Ernie Ball Music Man to the Wildwood Family.

Seven String Bliss

Attention, all Wildwoodians desiring extra thunder and gristle (Gristlethunder would be a great name for a metal band, wouldn't it?): we are proud to present to you the John Petrucci JP15 7-String from the Ball Family Reserve! John Petrucci himself signed the control plate of this low B-equipped beauty, and it is number 60 of a run limited to 71 pieces worldwide.

Even if it weren't such a rare creature, it would be worth seeking out, because it looks, sounds, and plays killer! Two DiMarzio Illuminator humbuckers provide plenty of heavy yet articulate tone, and the versatile electronic system allows you to dial in a piezo pickup and a 20db boost. The roasted and incredibly highly figured maple neck has an equally gorgeous figured fretboard with a 17" radius, which means buttery bends and low setups. Along with the thin profile, these neck specs give the JP15 smooth, fast handfeel sure to delight anyone with a proclivity for shredding. Finally, the Blood Orange Burst finish highlights the spalted maple top's beautiful grain, making for a regal aesthetic befitting a metal monarch like Mr. Petrucci.

We are proud to showcase such an inspiring instrument, and we know it will bring some lucky Music Man fanatic total seven-string bliss.


Brand Ernie Ball Music Man
ModelBall Family Reserve John Petrucci JP15 7-string
Limited Series#60 of 71 Pieces - Signed by John Petrucci
Finish ColorBlood Orange Burst
Finish TypeHigh Gloss Polyester
Body WoodAfrican Mahogany
Top WoodSpalted Maple
Weight8.01 lbs.
Neck WoodFigured Roasted Maple
Neck FinishHigh Gloss Polyester
Neck Dimensions.730 1st - .790 12th
FingerboardFigured Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Radius17"
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1.875"
Nut MaterialMelamine
Frets24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel
Pickups2 DiMarzio Illuminator Humbuckers, Piezo in Bridge
Controls1 Magnetic Volume (Push for 20db boost), 1 Magnetic Tone (Push to Select Inner Coils), 1 Piezo Volume, 3-Way Piezo Switch, 3-Way Magnetic Switch
Switching3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration; 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector, momentary mono/stereo output knob (Piezo Volume)
BridgeCustom Petrucci Black Matte Steel Floating Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddles, Piezo System
TunersSchaller M6-IND Locking
Unique FeaturesAutographed Control Cover
CaseMolded Plastic Hardshell

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