Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve Cutlass – #47 of 56
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.
It's hard to imagine musical situation in which this Smoked Chrome Burst Cutlass wouldn't excel. With just a five-way switch and two knobs, it can cover the whole spectrum. The wide-range single-coils in the neck and middle positions are perfect for those seeking beefier single-coil sounds. They have articulate bass response, broad, rich midrange, and sparkling trebles. Though they sound rich and full, their sculpted EQ profile keeps them from sounding muddy or flubby. In the in-between positions, you'll find plenty of quack and bite in the mids, and plenty of golden chime in the highs. The bridge humbucker is sheer rock and roll perfection: fat, woody mids that hit like a blow from Thor's hammer, sweet singing highs, and muscular, tight bass response. Anyone seeking a versatile guitar with all sorts of inspiring tones will love this killer Cutlass!
|Brand||Ernie Ball Music Man|
|Model||Ball Family Reserve Cutlass HSS|
|Limited Series||#47 of 56 Pieces|
|Finish Color||Smoked Chrome Burst|
|Finish Type||High Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Wood||Roasted Figured Maple|
|Neck Finish||Ultra-Light Satin Polyester|
|Neck Dimensions||.800 1st-.900 12th|
|Fingerboard Inlays||Pearloid Blocks|
|Width at Nut||1-5/8"|
|Frets||22 High Profile Medium Width Stainless Steel|
|Pickups||2 Custom Music Man Wide-Range Single-Coils w/wide-spectrum Music Man "Silent Circuit" to Reduce Unwanted Noise, 1 Music Man Custom Humbucker|
|Controls||1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-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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