Ernie Ball Music Man updates its Valentine model with sparkling new finishes

Ernie Ball Music Man's 2021 Valentine models
(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

Back in 2016, Ernie Ball Music Man made waves with the unveiling of its Valentine electric guitar, a new signature model for Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine.

The sleek, distinctly 21st century model has received some upgrades in the years since, with a tremolo version of the guitar unveiled in 2018, in addition to some new finishes.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.