THE BALL FAMILY RESERVE

The Ball Family Reserve represents the finest that Ernie Ball has to offer. Including models formerly reserved for the family, their friends, and select Ernie Ball artists, these extremely limited editions feature top-end components like quilted tone woods, roasted figured maple necks, rosewood fingerboards with pearlescent block inlays, hand-fitted binding, and premium hardware and detailing for an elegant and refined instrument once–and still–available only to a limited few.

SEPTEMBER '20 - STINGRAY SHORT-SCALE BASSES


Ernie Ball adds a short-scale bass with two stunning night-and-day finishes to the Ball Family Reserve collection. Available in timeless Vintage Sunburst and shimmering Starry Night, these BFR Short Scale Stingrays feature passive, high-output, neodymium-magnet pickups, 30” scale lengths, premium Music Man hardware, and three-way rotary pickup switching for parallel, true single-coil, and series options.

Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck

Music Man BFR Short Scale Vintage Sunburst w/Roasted Maple Neck

$2,100.00
The Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay bass offers a big thumpy round sound in a convenient smaller package. A 30” scale allows for easier playability due to the shorter spacing between the frets. The Ernie Ball Music Man passive humbucking pickup, equipped with higher output neodymium magnets, has been specially designed for the short scale bass, providing its signature warm tone. Electronics package includes a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single-coil, and series modes. Like its big brother the Stingray Special, the short scale bass comes standard with a modern classic bridge, 22 stainless steel frets, and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines with a finer gear ratio.

Size: 12-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 40-7/8" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 103.8 cm long)
Body Wood: Ash
Body Finish: High gloss polyester
Bridge: Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm)
Frets: 22 - High profile, wide stainless steel
Neck Width: 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at the nut, 2-3/8" (60.3 cm) at the last fret
Neck Wood: Select Maple
Fret Markers: 5/16" Dot Inlay
Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic Shielding: Chrome plated aluminum control cover
Controls: Passive 500kohm push/push volume POT for gain boost, 100kohm tone POT - 0.1uf tone cap
Switching: 3-way rotary pickup selector
Pickups: Single Music Man humbucking pickup- neodymium magnets
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Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night
Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night

Music Man BFR Short Scale StingRay Starry Night

$2,099.00
The Ernie Ball Music Man Short Scale StingRay bass offers a big thumpy round sound in a convenient smaller package. A 30” scale allows for easier playability due to the shorter spacing between the frets. The Ernie Ball Music Man passive humbucking pickup, equipped with higher output neodymium magnets, has been specially designed for the short scale bass, providing its signature warm tone. Electronics package includes a 3-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single-coil, and series modes. Like its big brother the Stingray Special, the short scale bass comes standard with a modern classic bridge, 22 stainless steel frets, and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines with a finer gear ratio.

Size: 12-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 40-7/8" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 103.8 cm long)
Body Wood: Ash
Body Finish: High gloss polyester
Bridge: Vintage Music Man top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated steel saddles
Scale Length: 30" (76.2 cm)
Frets: 22 - High profile, wide stainless steel
Neck Width: 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at the nut, 2-3/8" (60.3 cm) at the last fret
Neck Wood: Select Maple
Fret Markers: 5/16" Dot Inlay
Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Tuning Machines: Custom Music Man, lightweight with tapered string posts and ergonomic clover design
Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Electronic Shielding: Chrome plated aluminum control cover
Controls: Passive 500kohm push/push volume POT for gain boost, 100kohm tone POT - 0.1uf tone cap
Switching: 3-way rotary pickup selector
Pickups: Single Music Man humbucking pickup- neodymium magnets
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July '20 - Albert Lee MM90, Stingray 5 Fretless


The Ball family just got a little bit bigger. The brand welcomes two new models into the exclusive Ball Family Reserve series: the Albert Lee MM90 and the StingRay 5 Fretless.

StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck

The StingRay bares it all in this fretless 5-string BFR model, passing on the pickguard and frets in favor of a lightweight ash body with Sierra Burst finish and a roasted maple fingerboard finished in high-gloss polyester.

Following in simplicity, the single alnico humbucker pairs with three-way switching and a three-band EQ for classic StingRay punch with a versatile range of coil-voicing options. Finally, Ernie Ball flat-wound strings and premium, vintage-inspired hardware offer vintage feel and modern durability for the best of yesterday and today.

Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany

It comes as no surprise that the Albert Lee MM90 is beautiful from stern to bow. Like all BFR models, the Albert Lee MM90 Honduran mahogany body and rosewood neck and fretboard are of the highest quality, finished here with signature gunstock oil and a hand-rubbed wax blend.

The hardware, too, is impeccable with Schaller MD6-IND locking tuners arranged 4-2 around the natural headstock, stainless steel frets for better bends, and a Music Man Vintage Tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles installed just below a trio of MM90 custom-wound single-coils with cream covers. Each Albert Lee MM90 is signed by the artist, limited to 50 pieces worldwide.

Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)
Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)

Music Man BFR Albert Lee MM90 Natural Mahogany (Serial #G98622)

$2,799.00
From Music Man: 

This Albert Lee MM90 Electric Guitar begins with a beautiful Natural Honduran Mahogany body combined with an all Indian Rosewood neck and fretboard. Stainless steel frets provide extra smooth action as well as ease in string bending and vibrato articulation. Add in the sonic growl of three Music Man MM90 pickups along with a Music Man designed vintage tremolo system. Signed by Albert Lee and limited to 50 pieces.

Serial #: G98622
Weight: 8lbs 5.6oz

Build Code: 935-N5-RW-8C-CS-C1
Description: Albert Lee MM90 - 2020 BFR
Instrument: Guitar
Size: 12-11/16" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-9/16" long (32.2 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 92.7 cm long)
Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Attachment: 5 Bolt Sculpted Neck
Body Wood: Honduran Mahogany
Body Color: Grain Filled Natural Mahogany
Body Finish: Gloss
Neck Wood: Complete Rosewood Neck
Neck Color: Natural
Neck Finish: Gunstock Oil and Hand-rubbed Special Wax Blend
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Fingerboard Finish: Oil/Wax
Headstock Finish: Natural
Frets: 22 High Profile Medium Width
Fret Size Height x Width: .047 x .095
Fret Material: Stainless Steel
Fret Markers: Dot Inlay
Nut Width: 2-1/4" (56.9 mm)
Neck Width at Last Fret: 1.625 x 2.240
Neck Radius: 10" (25.4 cm)
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.825"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.925"
Tuning Machine Type: Schaller M6-IND Locking
Tuning Machine Buttons: Chrome
Bridge Type: Music Man® Vintage Tremolo. Chrome Plated, Hardened Steel w/Bent Steel Saddles
Bridge Finish: Chrome
Pickguard: Black/Cream 5-Ply
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Knob Style: Top Hat
Controls: 500k ohm Volume and Tone - .022µF Tone Capacitor
Switching: 5-way Lever Pickup Selector
Pickups: MM90 - 3 Music Man Custom Wound Pickups w/Cream Covers
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Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)
Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)

Music Man BFR StingRay 5 Fretless Bass Vintage Sierra Burst w/Roasted Figured Maple Neck (Serial #F89237)

$2,599.00
From Music Man:

This Limited edition Stingray 5 fretless special features a lightweight ash body with a custom Sierra Burst finish. The traditional pickguard has been omitted to showcase the beautiful grain pattern of the highly figured ash body. The fretless neck is roasted with a roasted maple fingerboard which is finished in high gloss polyester. Equipped with a single alnico humbucking pickup, 3-band EQ, and a 3-way switch, this bass delivers all of the familiar Stingray punch along with a variety of coil voicing options. Also, this fretless bass is loaded with Ernie Ball flatwound strings offering a smooth old school feel and tonality. Other key features include custom Ernie Ball Music Man ergonomic tuners, chrome hardware, and Ernie Ball Music Man hardened steel bridge with vintage nickel-plated saddles.

Serial #: F89237

Build Code: 207-SV-RU-00-CS-C1
Description: Stingray 5 Fretless - 2020 BFR
Instrument: Bass
Size: 13-3/8" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-3/4" long (34.0 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 116.2 cm long)
Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Attachment: 5 Bolt Sculpted Neck
Body Wood: Ash
Body Color: Vintage Sierra Burst
Body Finish: High Gloss Polyester
Neck Wood: Figured Roasted Maple
Neck Color: Roasted
Neck Finish: High Gloss Polyester
Fingerboard Wood: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Finish: High Gloss Polyester
Headstock Finish: Natural
Neck Width at Last Fret: 1.748 x 2.750
Neck Radius: 11" (27.9 cm)
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.830"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.975"
Tuning Machine Type: Custom Music Man, Lightweight w/Tapered String Posts and Ergonomic Clover Design
Tuning Machine Buttons: Chrome
Bridge Type: Vintage Music Man Top Loaded Chrome Plated, Steel Bridge Plate w/Vintage Nickel Plated Steel Saddles
Bridge Finish: Chrome
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Knob Style: Barrel
Controls: 3-Band Active Preamp w/18 Volts of Headroom; Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass
Switching: Single Pickup 3-way Lever Selector
Pickups: Single Humbucking w/Neodymium Magnets
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$2,099.00
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December '19 - St. Vincent, Cutlass, JP-15

Ernie Ball is adding new models to the Ball Family Reserve, like the StingRay Special H, The St. Vincent Ball Family Reserve, special edition StingRay 5HH, and more.

BFR St. Vincent HH - Dargie 3



Limited to just 41 pieces, this St Vincent HH features an exclusive satin Dargie Delight 3 finish that covers the entire body, headstock and back of the neck. The ebony fretboard omits traditional face dot inlays in favor of two "Runway" pearl inlays that outline the fretboard on both sides. Black hardware and a 1-ply black pickguard complete the aesthetic. Each guitar ships with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

BFR Stingray Guitar - Atomic Orange



The Stingray Ball Family Reserve edition guitar comes with a custom Atomic Orange Sparkle Finish. The opaque sparkle African Mahogany features a 2 humbucking pickup configuration and is fully buffed in polyester for a glossy striking appearance. A roasted figured maple neck with ebony fingerboard is accented with pearlescent white block position markers, matching painted headstock and pearloid Schaller locking tuners. The overall aesthetic package is enhanced with chrome hardware, white pickguard and chrome pickup covers. Limited to 51 pieces worldwide.  

BFR Cutlass HSS - Blue Magic Figured



This special edition Cutlass HSS BFR features a lightweight Alder body finished in Custom Blue Magic matte finish. Smooth satin figured white maple neck with figured maple fingerboard is accented with larger black position markers and hand fitted black binding. This BFR edition guitar comes with matching painted headstock and locking tuners. Parchment pickguard with contrasting black plastic parts and all black hardware completes the overall aesthetic package. Limited to 56 pieces worldwide.

BFR JP15 - Purple Sunset



Limited to 84 pieces, this JP15 features a lightweight African Mahogany body with a translucent Purple Sunset finish over a highly figured spalted maple top. The figured roasted maple neck and maple fretboard are fitted with 24 stainless steel frets and custom JP 15 Inlays. Chrome hardware is standard. Each guitar hand signed by John Petrucci and features a numbered certificate of authenticity. 

Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck
Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck

Music Man BFR Cutlass HSS Blue Magic Figured Maple Neck

$2,599.00
From Music Man:

This special edition Cutlass HSS BFR features a lightweight Alder body finished in Custom Blue Magic matte finish. Smooth satin figured white maple neck with figured maple fingerboard is accented with larger black position markers and hand fitted black binding. This BFR edition guitar comes with matching painted headstock and locking tuners. Parchment pickguard with contrasting black plastic parts and all black hardware completes the overall aesthetic package. Limited to 56 pieces worldwide.

Body Wood: Alder
Body Color: Blue Magic
Top Wood: N/A
Top Color: Blue Magic
Body Binding: N/A
Body Finish: Satin
Neck Wood: Select figured maple neck
Neck Color: Natural
Neck Binding: Black
Neck Finish: Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Fingerboard Wood: Figured Maple
Neck Buffed: No
Headstock Buffed: No
Fingerboard Buffed: No
Fingerboard Finish: Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Headstock Color: Color Matches Body
Frets: 22 - High profile, medium width
Fret Material: Stainless Steel
Fret Markers: Dot inlay
Nut Width: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm)
Neck Width at last Fret: 2-1/4" (56.9 mm)
Neck Radius: 10" (25.4 cm)
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.825 inches
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.924 inches
Tuning Machine type: Schaller M6-IND locking
Tuning Machine Buttons: Black
Bridge type: Music Man® Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard: Parchment
Pickup Color: N/A
Hardware Finish: Black
Controls: Passive 500kohm volume and tone (250kohm load on lever switch positions 2,3,4, & 5) - .022µF tone capacitor; with transparent buffered output for complete tonal consistency at all volume levels
Switching: 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups: HSS - 2 Music Man® custom wound single coils and a custom wound humbucking with matching covers,  featuring the new wide spectrum Music Man® "Silent Circuit", which reduces hum and retains true single coil sound
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October '19 - Stingray, JP-15, Majesty

StingRay 4 Special H Fretless - Sierra Burst Sunburst


New for October, 2019, the StingRay 4 Special H Fretless features a stunning translucent Sierra Burst Sunburst finish sans pickguard to show off its wonderfully figured Ash body. A highly figured roasted maple neck completes the minimalist look with a flamey roasted fretless fingerboard for tones as slick as it looks. 

John Petrucci Majesty - Dargie Matte Olive Green


The new BFR John Petrucci Majesty features Music Mans famous Dargie Matte Olive green finish over the entire body with a matching headstock and back of neck. A "Runway" Ebony fingerboard is outlined with white pearl inlays, for a streamlined, timeless aesthetic. This exclusive guitar features a newly designed Dreamcatcher bridge pickup, and Rainmaker neck pickup, and comes hand-signed by John himself. 

JP15 7 - Blood Orange Burst


Hand-signed by John Petrucci himself, the JP15 7 is new for October, 2019 and features a translucent Blood Orange Burst finish over a highly figured spalted maple top. A highly figured roasted maple fretboard is outlined with pearlescent JP15 inlays and 24 stainless steel frets.

Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3
Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3

Music Man BFR Majesty Dargie Green 3

$3,399.00
From Music Man:

Limited to just 76 pieces worldwide, this BFR Majesty features the Dargie Matte Olive green finish covering the entire body, headstock, and back of the neck. Unique to this model is a "Runway" ebony fretboard, outlined with two strips of white pearl, inlaid across the entire length of the fretboard; one on each side. The omission of the first position Majesty inlay and position fret markers gives this guitar a very streamlined aesthetic. Electronics package includes the newly designed Dreamcatcher(bridge) and Rainmaker(neck) pickups. Each instrument is autographed by John Petrucci, includes a numbered certificate of authenticity and hardshell case.

Size: 12" Wide, 1-3/4" Thick, 37" Long
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Neck Attachment: Through Neck
Body Wood: Basswood
Body Color: Dargie Green 3
Body Finish: Satin
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Neck Color: Dargie 3
Neck Finish: Ultra-Light Satin Polyurethane Finish
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony
Fingerboard Finish: Oil/Wax
Headstock Color: Dargie 3
Frets: 24 - Medium Jumbo Profile
Fret Size Height x Width: .051 x .108
Fret Material: Stainless Steel
Fret Markers: White Pearl Inlay Strips
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Neck Width at Last Fret: 2-1/4"
Neck Radius: 17"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .735"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .805"
Tuning Machine Type: Schaller M6-IND Locking
Tuning Machine Buttons: Black
Bridge Type: Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Hardened Steel Floating Tremolo w/Solid Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish: Black
Controls: Custom Music Man® Active Preamp; Push/Push Volume for Gain Boost, 500k ohm Push/Push Passive Tone for Custom 2 Pickup Configurations - .022µF Tone capacitor
Switching: 3-way Toggle Pickup Selector w/Custom Center Position Configuration, 3-way Toggle Piezo/Magnetic Selector and Momentary Mono/Stereo Output Knob (Piezo Volume)
Pickups: HH - DiMarzio Dreamcatcher Bridge and Rainmaker Neck Pickups w/Piezo Bridge


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August '19 - Valentine, Bongo

Bongo 5 HH - Wild Cherry Burst


One of only 57 made, the Bongo 5 HH in wild Cherry Burst features an Ash body with dual humbucking pickups, satin-finished roasted maple neck with black dot inlays and matching black binding. 

BFR Valentine Target Burst

New for august, 2019, and limited to just 45 pieces worldwide, the Valentine Target Burst is the newest member of the BFR family. With a double-bound ash body, bound ebony fretboard with white pearl block inlays, and a roasted figured maple neck with decorative herringbone inlay, this model is an eye-catching homage to Maroon 5s own James Valentine.

June '19 - Luke Shadow, Albert Lee

Albert Lee - Electric Shimmer


Limited to 51 pieces worldwide, this take on the Albert Lee model will surely put a sparkle in your eye with matching gold hardware, a figured, roasted neck, and a stunning Electric Shimmer finish.

Luke - Shadow Gold


Once-reserved to only Steve himself, this BFR model is limited to 65 pieces worldwide and comes complete with a stunningly figured, roasted maple neck and ebony fingerboard. 

April '19 - Stingray 5 HH, St. Vincent

StingRay 5 HH - Giants Orange Quilt


The special edition StingRay 5HH dresses up the classic five-string, removing the pickguard to showcase a highly-figured quilted maple top on a lightweight ash body and including dual Music Man alnico humbucking pickups wired with a three-band EQ and five-way switching for expanded tonal options and a matte black steel hardware set featuring Schaller tuners. Limited to 91 pieces worldwide. 

StingRay Special H - Hades Black


First in the lineup of new additions to the Ball Family Reserve, the StingRay Special H is outfitted with an exclusive Hades Black high-gloss polyester finish, matte black nickel-plated steel hardware, and a single neodymium-magnet humbucking pickup wired with an 18V, three-band preamp. Limited to 81 pieces worldwide. 

St. Vincent Ball Family Reserve - Turquoise Crush


The St. Vincent Ball Family Reserve improves on the popular artist model, adding an exclusive Turquoise Crush high-gloss polyester sparkle finish over an African Mahogany body, matching painted headstock with pearloid Schaller locking tuners, chrome hardware with autographed tremolo backplate, and a trio of three custom DiMarzio mini-humbucking pickups with chrome covers. Limited to 87 pieces worldwide. 

February '19 - Stingray 4 HH

StingRay Special 4 HH - Dargie Delight 3


The Music Man BFR StingRay Special 4HH has style to spare with a Dargie Delight 3 finish that covers the entire top, back, neck and headstock, complemented with all black hardware and an ebony fretboard with “Runway” pearl inlays on the side, finally tying it all up with a 5-ply black/cream/black/cream/black pickguard. Limited to just 98 pieces worldwide. 

December '18 - Cutlass HSS

BFR Cutlass HSS - Smoked Chrome


The limited BFR Cutlass HSS sports a slick Smoked Chrome finish, painted 4-over-2 headstock, and custom-wound ceramic humbucker on the tremolo bridge for a groovy vintage sound. 

October '18 - Axis, Valentine, Petrucci

StingRay Guitar - White Smoke


The StingRay Guitar packs all the aesthetic funk of the celebrated bass into a not-so-traditional 25.5”-scale 6-string, outfitting it with an exclusive White Smoke finish, roasted and figured maple neck with matching headstock, and white custom-wound humbucking pickups. Only 39 units worldwide. 

BFR Axis - Steel Blue


The BFR Music Man Axis comes in two exclusive finishes over a flame maple top. Limited to just 75 units worldwide, these Axis models feature figured maple necks and fretboards and chrome hardware complete with unique aesthetic pickup treatments to push their bold looks to a new level.

John Petrucci Majesty - Cinnabar Red


John Petruccis Majesty in a Cinnabar Red is limited to 105 pieces worldwide and comes equipped with two strips of pearl inlays running down the neck, an eye-catching Red Sparkle finish, and Johns own signature on the backplate

Valentine - Pine Green


The BFR Music Man Axis comes in two exclusive finishes over a flame maple top. Limited to just 75 units worldwide, these Axis models feature figured maple necks and fretboards and chrome hardware complete with unique aesthetic pickup treatments to push their bold looks to a new level. 

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