Ben Wells And Lead Guitarist Partner With Guitar String And Accessories Company. Ben Wells and his lead guitarist, Stephen DeLoach have partnered up with one of the biggest guitar string manufacturing companies around, Ernie Ball. Just releasing his debut, self-titled album, Wells is very excited to be hitting the road with Ernie Ball premium strings and accessories. The company also has their own line of guitars, Music Man. DeLoach is now a proud Music Man artist. “It is an honor and blessing to be able to take Ernie Ball/Music Man on the road. It’s crazy to have our names next to some of these artists. I only hope, one day, we’ll be on the same playing level. Until then, we’re just thankful to have our name associated.” -Wells Ernie Ball endorses many major artists including Brad Paisley, Kid Rock and Kenny Chesney. The company was founded by Roland S. Ball (Ernie) and started manufacturing strings over 50 years ago.