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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 '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.

Tonal Evaluation

After spending a few minutes going nuts through a Bogner amp with this beautiful blue Axis from the Ball Family Reserve, I think I have fallen head over heels in love! Guitars with locking tremolo systems have an undeserved reputation for sterility, and this Axis presents a compelling argument to the contrary with its lush, organic, three-dimensional sound. It's remarkably touch-sensitive, and it has a delightful singing top end that begs for expressive leads. The neck pickup is woody, warm and clear, while the bridge pickup is punchy and muscular with a chiming top end. Anyone searching for a shred-tastic guitar with lots of soul will love this Axis, 'cause it's bold as love!


Brand Ernie Ball Music Man
ModelBall Family Reserve Axis
Limited Series#61 of 75 Pieces
Finish ColorTranslucent Steel Blue
Finish TypeHigh Gloss Polyester
Weight7.15 lbs.
Body WoodBasswood
Top WoodFlame Maple
Neck WoodMaple
Neck FinishUltra-Light Satin Polyurethane
Neck Dimensions.830 1st - .920 12th
FingerboardSelect Maple
Fingerboard Radius10"
Fingerboard InlaysNone
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1-5/8"
Frets22 High Profile Medium Width
Pickups2 Custom DiMarzio Humbuckers
Controls1 Volume, 3-Way Switch
BridgeMusic Man Double Locking Tremolo with Fine Tuners; Lowers Pitch Only
TunersSchaller M6LA with Pearl Buttons
CaseMolded Plastic Hardshell

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