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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 have Ernie Ball Music Man as part of the Wildwood Family.

Sonic Evaluation

The Blue Magic finish on this HSS Cutlass is appropriate, because this guitar certainly is enchanting (it definitely made my last half-hour disappear!). The bridge humbucker is gloriously brawny, with snarling midrange, sizzling highs, and robust low-end. The middle single-coil has a lovely bell-like clang in the highs above focused, biting midrange and bold, round lows. The neck pickup has open, sonorous bass response along with throaty mids and sweet, glassy highs. The in-between positions have more of a scooped, quack-y sound. The bridge and middle pickup together sound quite sweet and chime-y, while the middle and neck together sound warm and vocal. Anyone looking for a versatile HSS guitar with a perfectly-sculpted voice will love this BFR beauty!


Brand Ernie Ball Music Man
ModelBall Family Reserve Cutlass HSS
Limited Series#36 of 56 Pieces
Finish ColorBlue Magic
Finish TypeSatin Polyester
Weight7.14 lbs.
Body WoodAlder
Neck WoodFigured Maple
Neck FinishUltra-Light Satin Polyester
Neck Dimensions.800 1st-.900 12th
FingerboardFIgured Maple
Fingerboard InlaysBlack Dots
Fingerboard Radius10"
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1 5/8"
Frets22 High Profile Medium Width Stainless Steel
Pickups2 Custom Music Man Wide-Range Single-Coils w/wide-spectrum Music Man "Silent Circuit" to Reduce Unwanted Noise, 1 Music Man Custom Humbucker
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-Way Switch
BridgeModern Music Man w/Vintage-Style Bent Steel Saddles
TunersSchaller M6-IND Locking
Pickguard3-Ply White
CaseMolded Plastic Hardshell

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