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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.

Sonic Evaluation

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!


BrandErnie Ball Music Man
ModelBall Family Reserve Cutlass HSS
Limited Series#47 of 56 Pieces
Finish ColorSmoked Chrome Burst
Finish TypeHigh Gloss Polyester
Weight7.60 lbs.
Body WoodAlder
Neck WoodRoasted Figured Maple
Neck FinishUltra-Light Satin Polyester
Neck Dimensions.800 1st-.900 12th
FingerboardBound Ebony
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Blocks
Fingerboard Radius10"
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1-5/8"
Frets22 High Profile Medium Width Stainless Steel
Pickups2 Custom Music Man Wide-Range Single-Coils w/wide-spectrum Music Man "Silent Circuit" to Reduce Unwanted Noise, 1 Music Man Custom Humbucker
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-Way Switch
BridgeModern Music Man w/Vintage-Style Bent Steel Saddles
TunersSchaller M6-IND Locking
Pickguard3-Ply Black
CaseMolded Plastic Hardshell

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