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NAMM 2018- Ernie Ball new 2018 lineup

NAMM 2018- Ernie Ball new 2018 lineup  ·  Source: Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball has announced their new guitar lineup for 2018 and it contains some nice new finishes and a few new pickup configurations amongst the many Signature and Standard guitar models.

Ernie Ball 2018

There is some cool stuff in amongst these new updated models for this year, nothing huge, but plenty of subtle enhancements and some really nice new finishes in amongst the various models. I look forward to hearing some reviews soon!

2018 STINGRAY GUITAR

With either a new roasted figured maple neck with ebony, rosewood or maple fingerboard the Stingray is looking pretty good this year.

Ernie Ball 2018 Stingray

Ernie Ball 2018 Stingray

2018 CUTLASS

Again the new Cutlass comes with either new figured roasted neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard.

Ernie Ball 2018 Cutlass

Ernie Ball 2018 Cutlass

2018 CUTLASS HSS

A cool HSS layout version of the Cutlass with the same options as the regular Cutlass model above.

Ernie Ball 2018 Cutlass HSS

Ernie Ball 2018 Cutlass HSS

2018 LUKE III

The new Luke III is available in new colours for 2018 including Firemist Purple and Buttercream. It has an alder body, a solid hard rock roasted maple neck and comes with an East Indian rosewood fingerboard. Loaded with Dimarzio transitions passive humbuckers and custom voiced single coil pickups.

Ernie Ball 2018 Luke III

Ernie Ball 2018 Luke III

2018 LUKE III BFR

A BFR version of the Luke III in new Boysenberry finish and A+++ maple top and roasted birdseye maple neck. With an onboard 15db adjustable boost and a mahogany tone block.

Ernie Ball 2018 BFR Luke III

Ernie Ball 2018 BFR Luke III

2018 VALENTINE

Available in new colours for this year including Saturn Gold, Husker Red, and Toluca Lake Blue. It has a slab ash body that is paired with an oil and wax rubbed figured roasted maple neck and loaded with two Ernie Ball Music Man designed pickups.

Ernie Ball 2018 Valentine

Ernie Ball 2018 Valentine

2018 JP15

Again new colour for 2018, a translucent matte black finish over a lightweight African mahogany body with a figured maple top. With Dimarzio Illuminator pickups, piezo bridge system and onboard 20db gain boost. Available in 6 and 7 string versions.

Ernie Ball 2018 JP15 7-string

Ernie Ball 2018 JP15 7-string

2018 JP 6 and 7

Now available in Stealth Black, Pearl Redburst, Firemist Purple, and Mystic Dream. Usual Dimarzio Crunchlab and Liquifire pickups on this one. But neck has been streamlined to a symmetric, extra slim profile with a flatter 15″ radius loaded with medium jumbo stainless steel frets.

Ernie Ball 2018 JP6

Ernie Ball 2018 JP6

2018 ALBERT LEE HH

Now available in Powder Blue and Charcoal Frost the Albert Lee HH has a lightweight African mahogany body, rosewood neck, and fingerboard.

Ernie Ball 2018 Albert Lee HH

Ernie Ball 2018 Albert Lee HH

2018 ST. VINCENT HH

The new St. Vincent HH has a lightweight African mahogany body, roasted figured maple neck with ebony or rosewood fingerboard. It is now available as a dual humbucker guitar with Ernie Ball designed units and comes in Charcoal Sparkle, Blue Dawn, Stealth Black and Sea Breeze finishes.

Ernie Ball 2018 St. Vincent HH

Ernie Ball 2018 St. Vincent HH

2018 ST. VINCENT HHH

The 2018 St. Vincent has an African mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, and new roasted figured maple neck with rosewood or ebony fretboards. It now comes in Stealth Black, Polaris White, Tobacco Burst and St. Vincent Blue finishes.

Ernie Ball 2018 St. Vincent HHH

Ernie Ball 2018 St. Vincent HHH

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