Ernie Ball Music Man gives its James Valentine signature guitar three sparkly new finishes
Ernie Ball Music Man has added three sparkly new finish options for its Valentine electric, the signature model of Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine.
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Both the hardtail and tremolo editions of the guitar come in a choice of Pink Champagne, Maroon Burst or Tobacco. The other specs remain unchanged: there’s an ash body and figured roasted maple neck, plus a pair of Ernie Ball Music Man custom pickups.
The guitar’s control section is rather unique, with the volume knob supplying an active boost up to 20dB and the push-pull tone knob offering coil-splitting for the neck humbucker. There’s also a three-way selector.
For hardware, the Valentine comes with either an Ernie Ball Music Man modern tremolo system or hardtail bridge. Locking tuners come in the form of the Schaller M6-IND.
The Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine in Pink Champagne and Tobacco go for $2,799, while Maroon Burst models are $2,699. The tremolo editions will run an additional $100 for each model.
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Last month, Ernie Ball Music Man launched a limited-edition signature bass model for Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford. The bass – which comes in four variations – is derived from the StringRay’s design.
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