Ball in the Family
Wildwoodians, we are downright giddy to announce that we have welcomed Ernie Ball Music Man into the Wildwood family. So, we thought it was appropriate to kick things off with a selection 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 'o-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.
Bless the Rains
This month, our friends at Ernie Ball were kind enough to send us a limited edition Luke III with a mahogany body and a killer koa top! Best known for his incredible work with Toto, Steve Lukather is an incredibly prolific session musician who has played with just about everyone. His signature Ernie Ball reflects his diverse range of musical interests, because it can cover lots of ground with its versatile electronics. It has two custom DiMarzio single-coils in the neck position, and a DiMarzio Transition humbucker in the bridge. With this pickup configuration and the active boost activated by a push-push switch in the volume pot, you can cop everything from vintage single-coil quack, supercharged Sunset Strip snarl, meaty rock, and bright twang. It truly is a musical Swiss Army knife, which is appropriate, given Steve Lukather's incredible range. We are proud to showcase such a rare, beautiful instrument for our incredible customers!