Ernie Ball Music Man’s monthly Family Reserve reveals have been one of our favourite things to stay up to date with, and they’ve topped off the year with new designs for the final month of 2018.
This month, there are four Music Man models receiving Family Reserve updates: John Petrucci 15 seven-string in Eminence, Axis in Butterscotch, Cutlass in Chrome Sparkle, and Majesty in Blue Marine.
The Family Reserve JP15 features a stunning flame figured maple top with a hand-stained Eminence Purple Burst finish, along with a non-inlay ebony fretboard and roasted maple neck for a streamlined aesthetic. This guitar is limited to 98 pieces worldwide.
The Butterscotch finish on the new Axis is instantly eye-catching, accenting the flame figured maple top and complemented by gold pole pieces on the humbuckers. An ebony fingerboard and figured roasted maple neck are also on offer, with this model limited to just 48 pieces.
With a lightweight alder body in an exclusive Smoked Chrome Burst Sparkle finish, the Cutlass HSS is a striking choice for any guitarist, offering an ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays, hand-fitted white binding, and a figured maple neck. Only 56 pieces are available.
It’s the Majesty like you’ve never seen it before, with a bold Marine Blue Sparkle finish covering the entire body, headstock and back of the neck, plus pearl fretboard inlays to replace the traditional Majesty shield position marker. Each of the 118 pieces is hand-signed by John Petrucci himself.
Ernie Ball Music Man is distributed in Australia through CMC Music.