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Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve Valentine (Pine Green)


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Ball Family Reserve is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship which features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare pieces are offered in limited production runs and allow us to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists.

The Ernie Ball Music Man James Valentine "Valentine" guitar features a slab ash body, two Ernie Ball Music Man designed pickups (1-humbucker/1-single coil), with 3-way custom wired lever switch, coil tap, modern hardtail bridge with vintage bent steel saddles, 25.5-inch scale, oil and wax rubbed roasted maple neck with 10-inch radius maple fingerboard, 22 stainless steel frets, oversized 4-over-2 headstock and compensated nut, designed for superior tuning stability.

Featuring pearl block inlays and a headstock painted to match the body.
Select Ash body with custom Pine Green finish, white pickup rings and gold hardware.
Beautifully figured, roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and hand fitted white binding.

Model     Valentine
Size     13-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38-7/16" long (33.7 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 97.6 cm long)
Weight     8 lbs, 0oz (3.63 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood     Ash
Body Finish     High gloss polyester
Bridge     Music Man® Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles
Pickguard     Shell
Scale Length     25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius     10" (25.4 cm)
Headstock Size     6-3/8" (16.2 cm) long
Frets     22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Neck Width     1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood     Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard     Select rosewood fingerboard
Fret Markers     Pearl block inlays
Neck Finish     Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors     Natural with matching headstock
Tuning Machines     Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod     Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment     5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding     Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls     Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom spilt pickup configurations - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching     3-way lever pickup selector
Pickups     SH - Music Man® custom wound staggered pole piece single coil (bridge) and humbucker with gold covers (neck)
Left Handed     No
Strings     11p-14p-18p-28w-38w-48w (RPS 11 Slinky #2242)