This was a huge win for the Ernie Ball Music Man team, and a testament to the hard work and ingenuity that went into the creation of this amazing instrument. James Valentine’s guitar work has been at the core of pop hit machine Maroon 5’s studio and live performances for over fifteen years now. When James got involved in the design, he was looking for a guitar that he could use through the band’s entire live set – a big call when you consider the wide variety of styles you hear at a Maroon 5 gig. However, EBMM were able to achieve this with the Valentine’s pickup configuration.
Featuring a slab ash body and two custom fitted Ernie Ball Music Man designed pickups (1 humbucker and 1 single coil), the Valentine is easy on the eyes. With a neatly fitted pickguard, 25.5 inch scale and pressed roasted maple neck with a 10-inch radius maple fingerboard, the Maroon 5 guitarist’s axe oozes with class.
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