Ernie Ball Music Man JP12 BFR 6 - Cardinal Red Sparkle No Longer Available

6-string Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fretboard, 2 x Humbuckers, Tremolo with Piezo Pickup, and Hard Case - Cardinal Red Sparkle
Item ID: JP126CRS

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A Limited Edition Finish for John Petrucci's Signature Guitar

The shred-worthy Music Man JP12 BFR 6 solidbody electric guitar gives you the same tones and playability that John Petrucci demands from his guitar. The unique body consists of basswood with a mahogany tone block that's topped with maple. The JP12 Ball Family Reserve 6 also sports custom JP neck inlays, a piezo-equipped trem bridge, and locking tuners. DiMarzio LiquiFire and Crunch Lab humbuckers deliver everything from crystal cleans to over-the-top distortion. If you came to Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery looking for a shred machine, the Music Man JP12 BFR 6 is the axe for you!

Music Man JP12 BFR 6 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Premium tonewoods deliver amazing sound and playability
  • Floating piezo tremolo and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch
  • Instruments of the Pros
  • A collectible Ball Family Reserve instrument
Premium tonewoods deliver amazing sound and playability

Music Man's JP12 BFR 6 electric guitar is as unique as John Petrucci is. Not satisfied with your typical guitar body, John specified that the JP12 BFR 6 have a basswood body with a mahogany center block. This gives you the best of both tonewoods. The entire body is then topped with a maple cap to add a little brightness and bite. Ask any Sweetwater guitarist, the Music Man JP12 BFR 6 is one of the most versatile guitars we've found.

Floating piezo tremolo and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch

The custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo is constructed of chrome-plated hardened steel with bent steel saddles. With the flick of a switch you'll be able to get great-sounding acoustic tones for your JP12 BFR 6, making this one of the most versatile guitars around. The headstock is adorned with Schaller M6 locking tuners that make string changing a cinch. Just insert the string, tighten the clamp screw, and tune it up to pitch. The JP12 BFR 6 was designed to be a stable and reliable axe live and in the studio.

Instruments of the Pros

Man guitars and basses have been staples in the music scene since their introduction in the '70s. In fact, some of the world's best-known guitar players have their own signature Music Man models. Always striving for a better instrument, Music Man introduced the first production active EQ in basses and guitars, unique tuner placement, and much more. Musicians across a wide range of musical genres have played Music Man guitars and basses over the years including Steve Morse, Albert Lee, Tony Levin, John Petrucci, Steve Lukather, Flea, Dave LaRue, John Myung, and countless others. Join the pros and play a world-class Music Man instrument today!

A collectible Ball Family Reserve instrument

A Ball Family Reserve (BFR) instrument that celebrates Music Man's heritage in guitar craftsmanship with some of the finest figured tonewoods and finishes available, the John Petrucci JP12 BFR 6 is a supreme expression of the luthier's art. It's a superbly balanced instrument, and thanks to its sculpted alder body, it's supremely comfortable and lightweight - perfect for marathon gigs and sessions. This axe gives you the ultimate in playability. John Petrucci is a guitar legend, famous for his astonishing technical prowess and systematic demolition of musical boundaries. This man knows exactly what he needs in a solidbody electric guitar, and since his first Music Man signature model, he has been working with the company to refine the concept. John thinks of his talented hands as being "average-sized," and this is reflected in the slim neck taper - a profile also favored by a broad swath of guitarists. Add to that a premium rosewood fingerboard and 24 high-profile, wide stainless-steel frets, and you've got a high-speed, low-drag shredding machine.

Music Man JP12 BFR 6 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Signature John Petrucci guitar with premium tonewoods and components
  • Unique body design incorporates a maple body with a mahogany center block topped with maple
  • Mahogany neck sports an ebony fretboard with a 20" radius
  • DiMarzio John Petrucci signature Crunch Lab and LiquiFire pickups
  • Custom-designed tremolo with piezo pickup for expressive playing with reliable performance
  • Locking tuners offer tuning stability and easy string changes
  • Stainless steel frets will last a lifetime
Let your inner shredder out with the Music Man JP12 BFR 6 electric guitar!

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Manufacturer Part Number 965-CR-23-00

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