Ernie Ball Music Man announces new colours for 2020

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces New Colors for Its 2020 Instrument Line
2020 brings new colors to the core line of the company’s instrument line
(San Luis Obispo, CA – March 9, 2020) – Ernie Ball Music Man, the world’s leading manufacturer of musical instruments, guitar strings and accessories, is proud to announce availability of new 2020 colorways for many of its most popular guitar and bass models.
Available now:
Valentine: The Ernie Ball Music Man James Valentine guitar features a slab ash body, two Ernie Ball Music Man-designed pickups (1-humbucker/1-single coil) with 3-way custom lever switch, with 10-inch-radius maple fingerboard and 22 stainless-steel frets. New colors include Shell Pink, TV Yellow, and Classic Natural. The James Valentine “Valentine” guitar is now available starting at $2499.00 SRP.
Stingray Special 4 and 5: The Stingray Special 4- and 5-string basses include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort in any playing position, a sculpted neck joint for uninhibited upper fret access and lightweight aluminum hardware providing a more balanced instrument. StingRay electronics feature neodymium magnets and 18-volt three-band preamp for a clean powerful signal. Available in the following new colors: Maroon Mist, Tectonic Blue Sparkle, Firemist Silver, Ghostwood, Ghost Pepper, and Burnt Amber. StingRay Special 4-String is available starting at $2099.00 SRP. StingRay Special 5-String is now available starting at $2199.00 SRP.
Upcoming:

Cutlass RS: The Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass guitar pays homage to the vintage styling and cosmetic appeal of Leo Fender’s original Music Man models. Ernie Ball Music Man-designed vintage-inspired pickups, super smooth modern tremolo system, roasted figured maple neck, and lightweight alder body are now standard appointments. New Charging green, Ghostwood, and Maroon Mist colors have been announced. The Cutlass RS guitar is available starting at $2,149.00 SRP and will be in stores beginning June 2, 2020.
Stingray RS: The Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray guitar also pays homage to Leo Fender’s original Music Man models. Ernie Ball Music Man-designed vintage-inspired pickups, super smooth modern tremolo system, roasted figured maple neck, and lightweight Okoume body are now standard appointments. New Charging green, Ghostwood, and Maroon Mist colors have been announced. The Stingray guitar is available starting at $2149.00 SRP and will be in stores beginning June 2.

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Gavin Kennedy – ‘Pharaoh’

Gavin Kennedy is a ridiculously talented guitarist who has just released his instrumental album Sunchaser, co-produced with Adam “Nolly” Getgood. They met over in the UK a few years ago where Nolly mentored Gavin, and ehen Gavin decided to make an album, Nolly was all on board. They recorded the project in Nolly‘s home studio with real amps instead of taking the virtual route, and the guitar production on the album is incredible. Gavin is behind all of the guitars on the album which include Breedlove and Ernie Ball Music Man guitars, along with composing and producing the tracks alongside Nolly.

Here’s an exclusive premiere of a playthrough video for the track ‘Pharaoh’ from Sunchaser. We’ll have Gavin on the I Heart Guitar podcast soon!

You can listen to the album here: https://smarturl.it/sunchaser 

Follow Gavin Kennedy: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GavinKMusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GavinKMusic/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gavinkmusic/

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Gavin Kennedy – ‘Pharaoh’

Gavin Kennedy is a ridiculously talented guitarist who has just released his instrumental album Sunchaser, co-produced with Adam “Nolly” Getgood. They met over in the UK a few years ago where Nolly mentored Gavin, and ehen Gavin decided to make an album, Nolly was all on board. They recorded the project in Nolly‘s home studio with real amps instead of taking the virtual route, and the guitar production on the album is incredible. Gavin is behind all of the guitars on the album which include Breedlove and Ernie Ball Music Man guitars, along with composing and producing the tracks alongside Nolly.

Here’s an exclusive premiere of a playthrough video for the track ‘Pharaoh’ from Sunchaser. We’ll have Gavin on the I Heart Guitar podcast soon!

You can listen to the album here: https://smarturl.it/sunchaser 

Follow Gavin Kennedy: 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GavinKMusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GavinKMusic/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gavinkmusic/

The Making of St. Vincent’s Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar

This is pretty much the best thing ever, for so many reasons.

* It’s a beautiful guitar.
* St. Vincent is a great player who has something to say and the confidence and vision to say it.
* Ernie Ball Music Man makes incredible instruments
* This video reinforces the fact that the vast majority of the people working in the musical instrument industry have never lost sight of the excitement of hearing the ‘ka-klik’ of a cable being plugged in, the soft hum of an amp warming up, the feel of a guitar vibrating against your body at that first chord.

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Check Out Mick Mars’s Music Man Cutlass

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Check out this pic from Music Man’s Instagram yesterday: Motley Crue’s Mick Mars – or should that now be ‘Former Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars’ – playing a new Music Man Cutlass guitar. Mick’s guitar has a Floyd Rose bridge and a humbucker in the bridge position but the regular Cutlass model is visible here, with three single coil pickups and a traditional non-locking vibrato.  Read More …

Ernie Ball Music Man St Vincent Signature

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St. Vincent is such a great guitarist and such a compelling artist overall, and very deserving of a signature guitar. She’s been playing Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee models recently and now Music Man and St. Vincent have teamed up for a bold new guitar design. There are a few little hints of existing models too: the bridge appears to be the one from the John Petrucci Majesty and the V carve of the top is reminiscent of the Armada. But the overall design is very original and it looks to be really functional too. It must be an utter blast to play and I can’t wait to check it out.

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SPONSORED POST: YourInstrument.com

As you guys know, I’m a huge guitar geek and my tastes range from pointy, neon-coloured shred axes with Floyd Roses to classic semi-hollowbodies with Bigbsy vibratos. So when the fine folks at YourInstrument.com asked me to write a sponsored post, I thought the perfect thing to do would be to have a look around at the wide variety of instruments for sale. Because a) it’d be a great way to show the diversity of instruments that folks like you and I are using the site to buy/sell, and b) because nothing is more fun than looking at electric guitars for sale, except for playing them. So let’s see what’s there this week. And you can always keep up with what’s online at this very moment by checking out the site.

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PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt
This is the signature model for the Opeth frontman. It’s one of the first SE models to include old-school bird inlays, and it rocks 24 jumbo frets, PRS designed tremolo bridge, SE HFS and SE Vintage Bass pickups, volume and tone control with a 3-way toggle switch. You can see Mikael playing these on the road. Read More …