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

This wonderful white smoke six-string Stingray has the sort of simple, pure tone that works well in just about any context! It has a woody, percussive attack that gives way to well-balanced, midrange-forward sound. The neck pickup's sweet, singing highs provide a nice counterpoint with the thumping low mids and warm, clear bass response. By contrast, the bridge pickup emphasizes the upper midrange, and it snarls with the best of them as a result! It also has a surprising amount of chime in the highs, and these blooming overtones sound great over the tight bass response. Midrange is a crucial ingredient to any guitar sound, and this guitar excels so much in that regard that I can't think of a genre where it wouldn't work. So, anyone looking for a versatile HH guitar will love this rare and beautiful Stingray.


Brand Ernie Ball Music Man
ModelBall Family Reserve Stingray HH
Limited Series#30 of 39 Pieces
Finish ColorWhite Smoke
Finish TypeHigh Gloss Polyester
Weight7.85 lbs.
Body WoodAfrican Mahogany
Neck WoodRoasted Figured Maple
Neck FinishUltra-Light Satin Polyurethane
Neck Dimensions.810 1st - .920 12th
FingerboardBound Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius10"
Fingerboard InlaysWhite Pearl Blocks
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1-5/8"
Frets22 High Profile Medium Width Stainless Steel
Pickups2 Custom Music Man Humbuckers
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Switch
BridgeModern Music Man w/Vintage-Style Bent Steel Saddles
TunersSchaller M6-IND Locking
CaseMolded Plastic Hardshell

Why Order from Wildwood Guitars?

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

Click Here to learn more about what makes a Wildwood instrument so special...
Serial Number: G87680

High Resolution Photo Gallery