Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve Axis – #27 of 48
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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 welcome Ernie Ball Music Man to the Wildwood Family.
I would like to issue a formal apology to the Wildwood staff members with whom I share a wall. I am sorry that, when I went to test this guitar, I cranked up the gain on my amp to ten and went nuts with the dive bombs and ridiculous licks. I couldn't help myself! This Ernie Ball Music Man Axis from the Ball Family Reserve is so much fun to play that you can't help but get lost a little in the visceral joy of heavy rock music.
I especially enjoy this guitar because it has lots of character and personality. Sometimes, guitars with locking tremolo systems can sound a bit sterile or flat, but this one oozes vibe. The bridge pickup's bass response is muscular and articulate, its midrange is focused and punchy, and its highs have plenty of sizzle. The neck pickup is warm, woody, and smooth. The highs are glassy, the mids are broad, and the lows are round and well-defined. Anyone searching for a guitar that will inspire joyous outbursts of rock and roll craziness will love this Axis!
|Brand||Ernie Ball Music Man|
|Model||Ball Family Reserve Axis|
|Limited Series||#27 of 48 Pieces|
|Finish Color||Butterscotch Burst|
|Finish Type||High Gloss Polyester|
|Top Wood||Flamed Maple|
|Neck Wood||Roasted Flamed Maple|
|Neck Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Neck Dimensions||.760 1st - .900 12th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Pearloid Blocks|
|Width at Nut||1-5/8"|
|Frets||22 High Profile Medium Width|
|Pickups||2 Custom DiMarzio Humbuckers|
|Controls||1 Volume, 3-Way Switch|
|Bridge||Music Man Double Locking Tremolo with Fine Tuners; Lowers Pitch Only|
|Tuners||Schaller M6LA with Pearl Buttons|
|Case||Molded Plastic Hardshell|
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