Music Man James Valentine Signature Guitar, Trans Buttermilk - Box Opened

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£1,999.00 RRP £2,449.99 (including VAT @ 20%)

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  • Custom Ernie Ball Humbucker and Single Coil Pickup
  • Ash Body with Roasted Maple Neck and Fretboard
  • Comfortable Wedge Shaped Body
  • 3-Way Pickup Selector
  • Volume and Tone Control with a Push-Push Switch

Music Man James Valentine Signature Guitar, Trans Buttermilk - Box Opened


The Music Man James Valentine Signature Guitar, was designed for Maroon 5 guitarist, James Valentine. This singular instrument combines James's greatest features of his favourite guitars with new creative elements. Constructed from solid Ash, and finished with high gloss polyester, this guitar looks as good as it sounds. Featuring two Ernie Ball Music Man designed pickups (1-humbucker/1-single coil), with 3-way custom wired lever switch, coil tap, and a modern hardtail bridge with vintage bent steel saddles. These versatile electronics allow you to achieve a wide range of music as demonstrated by James Valentines within Maroon 5. The versatility of this guitar makes it an ideal choice for guitarists who prefer to gig all night with just one guitar.

Please note, the box has been opened as part of our quality control inspections and as such all the seals have been broken. The item itself is brand new and has never been used.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

Product Ref: 83726

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Legendary Guitarist

James Valentine's guitar work has been the focal engine component of Maroon 5 for many years now. Featuring in hits like 'Moves like Jagger,''She will be loved,' and 'This Love,' he has certainly played many different styles of music.

Ergonomic Body

The beautiful Ash body has been ergonomically designed, and subtly tapers from a thicker bottom to a slightly thinner top. This clever idea enables the guitar to hug the body, which lends itself to Valentine's funky rhythmic style. This wedge shape body also distributes the weight without effecting the sound, and allows easier access to the fretboard, and also the ability to achieve complex styles. An additional benefit of this unique shape is that it provides a comfortable playing position, allowing your forearm to be more relaxed and therefore play for longer.

The roasted Maple neck and fretboard is finished in a gun-stock oil and wax rub, and adds an urban look to this guitar. This unique finish also provides the neck with a similar feel and resistance to raw wood. The neck features 22 high-profile, stainless steel frets, and is bolted on to the Ash body via five bolts. This sculpted neck joint enables a smooth access to higher frets, and enhances the ease of playing.

Custom Pickups for a Custom Guitar

The Music Man James Valentine Signature Guitar features two pickups; the custom Humbucker at the neck, and one single coil pickup at the bridge. Another great feature is the push-push master volume and tone knobs for quick and easy control, and an active pre-amp that provides an additional 20DB active gain boost to fatten up solos.

Versatile Sound for Any Set

The advantage of the James Valentine guitar is its ability to achieve many different sounds. Whether its a funky tone you're looking for, or a classic rock feel, this guitar has it all. Explore a whole world of textures by experimenting with various volume settings when using both pickups.


"By combining an innovative wedge body shape with versatile electronics, the Ernie Ball Music Man James Valentine provides a diverse rainbow of tones along with playability and comfort.." Guitar World

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  • Custom Ernie Ball Humbucker and Single coil Pickup
  • Modern Classic har tail bridge
  • Ash Body with Roasted Maple Neck and Fretboard
  • Comfortable wedge shaped body
  • 3-Way pickup Selector
  • Volume and Tone control with push-push


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Ash
  • Finish: High Gloss Polyester
  • Colour: Trans Buttermilk
  • Bridge: Music Man® Modern hardtail with vintage bent steel saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Roasted Maple
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-On (5 Bolts)
  • Neck Radius: 10" (25.4 cm)
  • Neck Finish:Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Fretboard:Roasted Maple
  • Frets: 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: Custom Music Man® active pre-amp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom spilt pickup configurations
  • Pickups: SH - Music Man® custom wound staggered pole piece single coil and humbucker with chrome covers
  • Switching:3-way lever pickup selector
  • Tuners: Schaller M6-IND locking