- This guitar is a true miracle of design, ergonomic qualities and playability! Created in close co-operation with John Petrucci (Dream Theater).
- Meticulously handcrafted with highest precision and attention to detail, by Ernie Ball MUSICMAN in San Louis Obispo, California.
- Ball Family Reserve - a strictly limited run of instruments, built using carefully selected finest tone woods and previously reserved for the Ball Family and friends only!
- Finish: Natural Koa, with chrome hardware - a very classy looking instrument!
- Body: Mahogany, with a very nice figured Koa top.
- Neck: Mahogany - instead of maple, as usual on the Music Man John Petrucci guitars. The neck is a pleasure to grab, feels perfect to your hand and plays just fantastic!
- Scale: 25.5" - Standard.
- Fretboard: Ebony, with custom "JP Shields" inlays and the BFR logo at the 12th fret. A flat (16“) fretboard radius supports fast playing and easy string bending. An expensive sort of ebony was used, pitch black and evenly structured, nowadays to find usually only on high-quality instruments.
- Frets: 24, medium - a perfect fretjob, another famous feature on Music Man USA guitars.
- Nut: 43 mm - Standard.
- Headstock: Matching the body color (which is normally an option subject to an upcharge on Music Man instruments).
- Tuners: Schaller M-6 IND locking tuners with pearloid knobs - placed in the compact 4+2 design typical for Music Man guitars. Often requested by professional artists, these tuners are a must-have for the demanding musician. The key to their design is eliminating wraps around the string post, which can cause string slippage and tuning problems. Simply loosen the thumbwheel located on the back, feed the string through the post, lock the thumbwheel tight, cut off the remaining string, tune up and you’re finished – better tuning stability and no more restringing nightmares.
- Bridge: Original Music Man Special Petrucci tremolo, free-floating (combines the advantages of a Floyd Rose with those of a vintage tremolo).
- Pickups: DiMarzio Drop Sonic (bridge), Custom DiMarzio Petrucci Model Humbucker (neck), splittable for ultra-clean single coil sounds in the middle position. By the way, this 2nd pickup is not available separately. They were developed by DiMarzio exclusively for this guitar and are only factory-installed in Music Man Petrucci models. This particular pickup combination is very versatile, dynamic, easy to control and absolutely quiet.
- Alternatively, upon request of the purchaser, we can also perform a professional installation of a different pickup combination, e.g. any DiMarzio, EMG or Seymour Duncan etc. (Very fair prices per pickup swap). Furthermore, we offer installation of active boost and EQ circuits like EMG Afterburner, PA-2, SPC, RPC, VMC, EXG etc. Please ask for details if interested.
- Special feature: This instrument comes with the factory-installed (expensive) optional piezo bridge - with a built-in piezo preamp and a dedicated 2 band EQ plus a separate balance control knob!
- Electronics: 1x Magnetic Volume, 1x Magnetic Tone, 1x Piezo Volume, 3-way magnetic/both/piezo-switch, 3-way pickup switch, separate and combined outputs for Magnetic and Piezo! Therefore, can be used with mono or stereo cords, in a total of 4 different connection modes.
- Absolutely outstanding quality of selected woods, craftmanship, handling and sound!
- The guitar comes with a high-quality original Music Man USA formfit hardshell case, signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity and all factory accessoires.
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