Founded in 1974, Music Man built its legendary name by leading a revolution in the industry, introducing active electronics on its production line. This opened a whole new world of tonal options for both guitarists and bassists alike. Since then, the company has continued to grow exponentially making it a giant in the guitar world. Legendary musicians such as Eddie Van Halen, Albert Lee, and Steve Lukather are just some of the notable early players. Music Man continues to have iconic modern artists as well! Artists such as John Petrucci, James Valentine, St. Vincent, Omar Rodriquez-Lopez, Tosin Abasi, and countless other guitarists are all notable Music Man players. But their specialty isn’t only in guitars. Their iconic basses are also used by some of the biggest names, such as Joe Dart, Mike Herrera, John Myung, Cliff Williams, Gail Ann Dorsey, Brian Marshall and many more.
Aside from the industry changing electronics that are featured on their instruments, they are also know for the most comfortable necks on any guitar around today. Each neck is meticulously handcrafted combined with precision mill work to guarantee the highest possible quality. Every one of their necks feel like it should be on custom shop instrument.
We can’t talk about Music Man without talking about their finishes. The paint and finishes of every one of their products demonstrate a level care and quality that you rarely see, even on custom shop and boutique guitars. Each guitar has three layers of polyurethane that gives each instrument a beautiful glossy shine. Whether it is from their Cutlass models, Stingrays, Axis, Valentine, Mariposa or their Ball Family Reserve models, all their guitars come out perfect! Ernie Ball Music Man instruments are the epitome of California craftsmanship