Ernie Ball Music Man unveils five Ball Family Reserve guitar models for July

Featuring a baritone, an Albert Lee signature model, a fretless bass and more.

Ernie Ball Music Man has announced its Ball Family Reserve instruments for July, which include three electric guitar models: the Axis Super Sport Baritone, Albert Lee MM-90 and Silver Flake Sparkle Silhouette, as well as and two new bass guitars: the StingRay Special and StingRay 5 Special.

Axis Super Sport Baritone

Ernie Ball Music Man Axis Starry Night
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This baritone version of the Axis Super Sport features a basswood body, a roasted maple neck and an ebony fingerboard, completing a scale length of 27.5 inches. The guitar comes with a duo of custom-designed baritone humbuckers, which are controlled with a master volume and tone knob, as well as a five-way pickup selector. It also has Schaller locking tuners and an Ernie Ball string-thru bridge. The guitar comes in a Starry Night finish, and features a matching headstock as well.


Lists at $3,299. Limited to 60 pieces worldwide.

Albert Lee MM-90

Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee MM90
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A mahogany variation of the country legend’s signature electric guitar model, the Albert Lee MM-90 also gets its name from a trio of Ernie Ball Music Man designed MM-90 single-coil pickups. This guitar also has an Indian rosewood neck and fingerboard, and sports a backplate autographed by Lee himself. Its other notable appointments include Schaller locking tuners and a vintage vibrato bridge.

Lists at $2,799. Limited to 50 models worldwide.

Silver Flake Sparkle Silhouette

Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Silver Flake Sparkle
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This Silhouette electric guitar features an eye-catching combination of a Silver Flake Sparkle finish with a mirror pickguard and silver pickup bobbin covers. It has a humbucker-rails-humbucker configuration with pickups from DiMarzio: a Super Distortion in the bridge, Chopper Blade in the middle and a Super II Distortion in the neck. Other notable appointments include a matching painted headstock and Schaller locking tuners.


Lists at $2,899. Limited to 75 models worldwide.

StingRay Special

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This StingRay bass has an ash body and a figured maple neck and fingerboard. It comes in a Champagne Sparkle finish matched against all-gold hardware – right down to its pickup pole pieces. It comes equipped with a pair of neodymium humbuckers, which are controlled via a master volume, three-band active EQ knobs and a five-way pickup selector.

Lists at $2,799. Limited to 85 pieces worldwide.

StingRay 5 Special

Ernie Ball Music Man Sierra Fretless Stingray
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This bass guitar is a fretless, five-string edition of the Stingray. It comes in a Sierra Burst finish and no pickguard especially to highlight the natural grain of its ash body. The neck, on the other hand, is of highly figured roasted maple and completes a scale length of 34-inches. This bass comes loaded with a single neodymium humbucker, which can be adjusted with a master volume knob, a three-band active EQ controls, and three-way blade pickup switch.

Lists at $2,599. Limited to 70 pieces worldwide.

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