The Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve series is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship. 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. Newly released for the month of October are the Stingray guitar in White Smoke, the Majesty in Cinnabar Red, the Axis in Steel Blue, and the Valentine in Pine Green models. Available now in the U.S. and worldwide in November.


Each Ball Family Reserve instrument features subtle tweaks from their standard models. From bold new finishes and select tone woods, each one is a unique work of art that’s sure to become the crown jewels of collectors and lovers of fine instruments everywhere. Learn more about all of the different Ball Family Reserve monthly release offerings on our website here.

Stingray in White Smoke

This special edition Stingray guitar comes with pearl block inlays and a headstock that is painted to match the body. Featuring a custom White Smoke finish with a tortoise shell guard and matching white plastic pickup covers.

Offering a beautifully figured roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and hand fitted white binding.

The Ball Family Reserve Stingray guitar in White Smoke is limited to 39 pieces worldwide.

The Majesty in Cinnabar Red

This Ball Family Reserve Majesty features a streamlined fretboard with two strips of Pearl inlays which replaces the traditional Majesty shield position markers. With a striking Cinnabar Red Sparkle finish covering the entire body, headstock, and back of the neck. Each guitar is hand signed by John Petrucci himself.

The Ball Family Reserve Majesty in Cinnabar Red is limited to 105 pieces worldwide.

The Axis in Steel Blue

The Ball Family Reserve Axis in Steel Blue features a one-piece maple fingerboard without inlays, providing a cleaner, more streamlined look. This special edition Axis comes with a flame figured maple top in hand-stained custom Blue Steel finish, with contrasting lighter blue finish on the back of the guitar.


Featuring a satin finished, figured maple neck with Schaller locking tuners and hand fitted black binding.

The Ball Family Reserve Axis in Blue Steel is limited to 75 pieces worldwide.

The Valentine in Pine Green

This special edition Valentine features pearl block inlays and a headstock painted to match the body. An exclusive, select Ash body with a custom Pine Green finish, white pickup rings and gold hardware.

Offering a beautifully figured, roasted maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and hand fitted white binding.

The Ball Family Reserve Valentine in Pine Green is limited to 63 pieces worldwide.

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