For Day 49 on our Countdown to NAMM 2017, we feature ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN as they announce their 2017 Spring Collection. Ernie Ball Music Man has been manufactur
Introducing the Monarchy Series John Petrucci Majesty guitars. New for 2017 the Monarchy series feature a highly flamed maple shield seated in an African Mahogany body. While previous models have featured a completely matte finish, the Monarchy series features a glossy finish on the front and a matte finish on the back for a luxurious look and feel. Equipped with DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy pickups and a piezo bridge, the Monarchy series offer a versatile palette of tones. Available in 4 exciting new finishes, Black Knight, Imperial Blue, Majestic Purple and Royal Red, in both 6 and 7 string configurations.
Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the unique electric guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style. Featuring an African mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, gunstock oil and hand-rubbed rosewood neck and fingerboard, St. Vincent inlays, Schaller locking tuners, 5-way pick up selector with custom configuration and 3-mini humbuckers, the guitar also comes complete with a custom three-dimensional pickguard. Available in 4 new color packages: Stealth Black with black hardware, matte finished maple neck and ebony fretboard, Tobacco Burst, Polaris White and Heritage Red with gold hardware.
30TH ANNIVERSARY STINGRAY 5 BASS
Since its introduction in 1986, the StingRay5 has been embraced as one of the world’s most innovative bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 30th Anniversary StingRay5. The ash body sports a transparent buttercream finish and each neck features roasted figured maple. Your choice of maple or rosewood fretboard is accented with a white binding, white face dots and stainless steel frets. The preamp and pickup are exclusive to this anniversary model, providing both ample punch and articulation. Each instrument ships with a red tortoise shell pickguard and a certificate of authenticity.
STEVE LUKATHER LUKE III LIMITED-EDITION BALL FAMILY RESERVE
The new Luke III Ball Family Reserve is the next evolution in the design process started with the original Luke model. Addressing Steve’s performance needs as a touring guitarist has been critical in the development of this new edition. The added mahogany tone block, on-board 20db boost, beautifully figured A++ maple top and roasted birdseye maple neck have refined this new signature edition into an instrument of superior tone and versatility. Available in new Tumescent finish, and is signed by Steve Lukather himself. Limited to 300 instruments worldwide
JOHN PETRUCCI JP15
The JP15 features a lightweight African mahogany body with choice of quilt or flame maple top. The roasted maple neck and fingerboard adds just the right amount of snap and brightness while providing more stability in ever changing climates. The JP15 is powered by twin custom Dimarzio Illuminator pickups, piezo bridge system and on board 20db gain boost. Available in 6 or 7 string with Music Man JP tremolo, 3 way Toggle pickup selector and Music Man hardshell case. Available in new Translucent Teal Burst finish.
To check out all the great new looks for the 2017 Spring Collection, head over to Ernie Ball Music Man : http://blog.music-man.com/instruments/2017-instrument-lineup-announced/.
VISIT THEIR BOOTH AT NAMM – 5440.
Location & Hours
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
|Thursday, January 19||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Friday, January 20||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 21||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 22||10 a.m.–5 p.m.|
*Hall E and Levels 2 & 3 open at 9:30 a.m.
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