Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve Stingray HH – #30 of 39
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.
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|
|Model||Ball Family Reserve Stingray HH|
|Limited Series||#30 of 39 Pieces|
|Finish Color||White Smoke|
|Finish Type||High Gloss Polyester|
|Body Wood||African Mahogany|
|Neck Wood||Roasted Figured Maple|
|Neck Finish||Ultra-Light Satin Polyurethane|
|Neck Dimensions||.810 1st - .920 12th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||White Pearl Blocks|
|Width at Nut||1-5/8"|
|Frets||22 High Profile Medium Width Stainless Steel|
|Pickups||2 Custom Music Man Humbuckers|
|Controls||1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Switch|
|Bridge||Modern Music Man w/Vintage-Style Bent Steel Saddles|
|Tuners||Schaller M6-IND Locking|
|Case||Molded Plastic Hardshell|
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