I love it when something old inspires something new. It's a symmetrical line, that connects the past with today, it is, dare I say? Most groovy. I believe this guitar was inspired, at least, in part, by the Gretsch Princess, an iconic guitar made by Gretsch in the 60's. The look is great. This is no copy of a Gretsch, though, it is, in every way, it's own guitar. It is so, so cool, it reeks of coolness. Here's what Music Man has to say about it:Featuring an ergonomic design, this limited edition Ball Family Reserve Valentine guitar offers a comfortable body with versatile electronics for a variety of musical styles. The innovative body shape in combination with the Music Man pickups produce a warm tone with plenty of sustain. Additional features are the same slab (fatter on the bottom) ash body that you've come to love, but this time in an Ivory White finish with gold hardware and a gold anodized pickguard.
Familiar features such as the gain boost, stainless steel frets and coil split are present on this model. The Music Man designed pickups reside under gold covers and the highly figured roasted maple neck is bound. Each guitar ships with a numbered certificate of authenticity and a hardshell case.
-Body Wood: Ash
-Body Finish: High gloss poly
-Body Color: Ivory White
-Bridge: Music Man Modern hardtail w/ vintage saddles
-Pickguard: Gold Anodized
-Scale Length: 25-1/2"
-Neck Radius: 10"
-Frets: 22 High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
-Neck Width 1-5/8"
-Neck Wood: Select roasted flame maple neck
-Fingerboard: Select roasted flame maple
-Fret Markers: 1/4" Black Face dots
-Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
-Neck Colors: Standard – Natural with finished headstock
-Neck Binding: White Neck Binding
-Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking
-Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
-Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
-Electronics: Custom Music Man active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom spilt pickup configurations - .022µF tone capacitor
-Switching: 3-way lever pickup selector
-Pickups: SH - Music Man custom wound staggered pole piece single coil (bridge) and humbucker with gold covers (neck)