With roots going back to 1974, Music Man guitars and basses have been on the front lines of contemporary music for decades. In 1984, Ernie Ball (whose son Sterling Ball was already a longtime Music Man employee) took ownership of Music Man and still operates it today. This family-owned business is a now a giant of the music industry and continues to make high-quality, innovative new guitars and basses in the United States. Artists who have used Music Man guitars are diverse; Albert Lee, Eddie Van Halen, John Petrucci, Paul McCartney, and Steve Lukather have all been supporters. The basses pictured here are in stock and individually photographed.