Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine Tremolo Electric Guitar - Maroon Sparkle Burst H00556
Stripped Down with Moves Like Maroon 5's James Valentine
As part of the Grammy-winning band Maroon 5, James Valentine's funk-infused licks have served up constant earworms for millions of listeners, not to mention contributed to the trademark sound of one of today's hottest pop-rock acts. Ernie Ball Music Man tapped into James' mystique to create the Valentine Tremolo Electric Guitar, combining vintage aesthetics and modern enhancements to form an instrument all its own. Its timeless combination of ash and maple for the body, neck, and fingerboard feels great in the hands of players of all generations while laying a solid tonal foundation that plays exceptionally well with the Valentine Tremolo's electronics. Speaking of electronics, EBMM outfitted the Valentine Tremolo with an incredible set of custom-designed pickups as well as a handy coil split and gain boost — practically every electric guitar tone imaginable can be summoned by the Valentine Tremolo! Even the hardware has been meticulously chosen for quality and reliability, with a Music Man Modern tremolo for expressive bends and Schaller locking tuners to keep everything in tune while you slay onstage.
A classic tonewood recipe epitomized
the classic combination of ash for the body and maple for the neck and fingerboard represents one of the sweetest and twangiest tonal cocktails ever envisioned. The Valentine Tremolo pays homage to this recipe with a touch of contemporary class thrown in for equal parts vintage and modern. Its ash body is supremely comfortable in all playing positions, tapered where it sits against the mid-section to hug its namesake's body exactly how he prefers. Though the Valentine Tremolo's roasted maple neck is sure to deliver that trademark "spank" and "snap" guitarists have loved for decades, it's also a sight to behold. This stunning axe boasts beautiful figuring throughout that's sure to garner more than a few looks when you hit the stage. Let's not forget the matching figured roasted maple fingerboard, which is smooth to the touch and guaranteed to send your fretting hand from head to heel in a flash.
Highly versatile set of custom electronics
Though seemingly stripped down on the surface, the Valentine Tremolo's custom electronics cover the full spectrum of electric guitar tones. A pair of custom-voiced pickups go from glassy cleans to warm crunch and hard and heavy rock with ease, made possible with a smooth single-coil in the bridge and a thick, chunky humbucker in the neck. Dig deeper into the Valentine Tremolo's offerings, and you'll quickly realize that this stellar 6-string is ready for anything you throw at it. A push-push volume pot splits the humbucker in the neck for single-coil flavoring. Toggle on the push-push tone pot, and you get an instant injection of up to 20dB of screaming and sizzling gain — in other words, you can leave the distortion pedals at home and rely on this impressive axe to get the job done in any playing situation.
Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine Tremolo Electric Guitar Features:
- Rock-solid signature 6-string for Maroon 5's James Valentine
- Top-quality ash body lays a solid tonal foundation with good resonance
- Stunning figured roasted maple neck and matching fingerboard feels comfortable in the hands while giving your playing a significant speed boost
- Custom single-coil and humbucker pickups cover everything from crystal cleans to spanky Strat-esque tones and all-out hard rock
- Push-push volume pot enables up to 20dB gain boost for instant overdrive tones
- Push-push tone pot splits the humbucker for additional single-coil sounds
- Smooth warbles and expressive bends courtesy of a Music Man Modern tremolo
- Schaller M6LA locking tuners keep your tuning and check
- Number of Strings6
- Body TypeSolidbody
- Body ShapeValentine
- Body MaterialAsh
- Body FinishHigh Gloss Polyester
- ColorMaroon Sparkle Burst
- Neck MaterialFigured Roasted Maple
- Neck ShapeValentine
- Neck Joint5-way Bolt-on
- Fingerboard MaterialFigured Roasted Maple
- Fingerboard InlayBlack Dots
- Number of Frets22, Medium High Stainless Steel
- Scale Length25.5"
- Nut Width1.625"
- Nut MaterialCompensated Melamine
- Bridge/TailpieceMusic Man Modern Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
- TunersSchaller M6-IND Locking
- Neck PickupMusic Man Humbucker
- Bridge PickupMusic Man Staggered Single-coil
- Controls1 x master volume (push/push gain boost), 1 x master tone (push/push pickup configuration)
- Switching3-way blade pickup switch
- StringsErnie Ball Slinky, .011-.048
- Case IncludedHardshell Case
- Manufacturer Part Number:571-MZ-R1-01-CS-CR