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The Difference is in the Details

At Ernie Ball Music Man we achieve unequaled playability, beauty, and consistency by finding the ideal balance between man and machine. By using both the delicate touch of hand craftsmanship, and the digital accuracy of robotic technology, we are able to manufacture our instruments at the highest quality.

Constructed using only the finest selected tone woods; bodies and necks of alder, ash, poplar, basswood, mahogany and maple are individually chosen and matched for their rich tonal qualities, stable grain characteristics, and exceptional natural beauty.

We’re proud of every guitar and bass that leaves our San Luis Obispo, California factory. Each instrument represents everything we think a guitar should be, right down to the last detail. We think you'll agree.

Because at Ernie Ball Music Man, the difference is in the details.

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John Petrucci Dragon's Blood

John Petrucci Dragon's Blood

This JP guitar is a celebration of the original John Petrucci BFR model. Featuring an alder body with a mahogany tone block and figured maple top for a complex depth of tone and articulation. Offering a slim Honduran Mahogany neck with East Indian Rosewood fingerboard and stainless steel frets which combine to provide a lightning-fast playing experience. The guitar is powered by high output Dimarzio Liquifire & Crunch Lab humbuckers with a coil-splitting tone pot and the acoustic sounds of a piezo-equipped bridge. A 3-way switch on the upper horn allows you to toggle between or combine the sounds of the humbuckers and piezo system while a pair of output jacks allow you to run the guitar in mono or stereo. The Ernie Ball Music Man floating JP tremolo system works in tandem with Schaller locking tuners to provide exceptional tuning stability. Available in a 6 or 7 string and delivered in an Ernie Ball Music Man hardshell case.

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Luke III Maple Top Luscious Green

Luke III Maple Top Luscious Green

Featuring a light-weight Okoume body with a premium figured maple top and newly designed custom Music Man electronics, this latest evolution of Steve Lukather’s signature guitar perfectly fuses comfort, beauty, and tonal versatility. The HH model is outfitted with newly designed Ernie Ball Music Man high-output humbucking pickups. The HSS model is equipped with the same, new bridge humbucker and also sports Ernie Ball Music Man’s renowned Cutlass single coils, providing players with a variety of tonal options. Both pickup configurations are furnished with a 5-way switch and a 12dB boost push/push volume control. Other appointments include a roasted maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and a floating Music Man vintage tremolo system.

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Jason Richardson Natural Buckeye Burl

Jason Richardson Natural Buckeye Burl

The Ernie Ball Music Man Jason Richardson Artist Series Cutlass guitar is the latest collaboration between the award-winning Ernie Ball Music Man design team and the multitalented virtuoso guitarist and composer Jason Richardson. Featuring innovative design characteristics engineered specifically for Jason's exacting technique, the Richardson Artist Series Cutlass offers unique features and aesthetics that will give players a fresh look at one of our most popular models.

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Cutlass Maroon Mist

Cutlass Maroon Mist

Based on the original 1970s Music Man designs, the Cutlass RS has been re-engineered to deliver unparalleled playability and performance featuring a premium roasted figured maple neck with ebony, rosewood or maple fingerboard. The Cutlass delivers classic rich tones thanks to its lightweight alder body, vintage spec electronics, and super smooth modern tremolo system. Available in two pickup configurations.

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Cliff Williams Stingray Bass

Cliff Williams Stingray Bass

The all-new Cliff Williams Icon Series StingRay Bass is the first in a series of limited handcrafted replicas made to capture the look, sound, and essence of iconic Music Man instruments. Initially dubbed “The #1 Workhorse,” Cliff's 1979 Stingray has been his favorite bass for more than 40 years. Built to the exacting specifications of his original, every detail and characteristic was carefully examined and addressed. Body contours, neck carve, pickup construction, and decades of wear and tear were dutifully replicated by Music Man’s team of master craftsmen. The resulting outcome is a finely crafted period-correct instrument that looks, feels, and sounds just like Cliff’s #1 Stingray bass. Only 26 available worldwide.

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