Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JPX 7 - Barolo

7-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Chambered Alder Body, Maple Top, Select Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, DiMarzio Humbucker Pickups, and Custom Floating Tremolo with Piezo System - Barolo
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Seven-string Guitar for John Petrucci

The Ernie Ball Music Man JPX BFR 7 seven-string electric guitar commemorates 10 years of collaboration between Ernie Ball Music Man and master guitarist John Petrucci. Although similar to previous Petrucci signature model guitars, the JPX BFR 7's body has a thinner upper horn and a more symmetrical profile. The JPX BFR 7 also produces more acoustic resonance, due to its improved tonewoods and chambered body. Two updated DiMarzio humbuckers ensure that you won't have to work hard to get the thick, modern sound you crave. If you'd like to bring more tonal variety to your guitar sound, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Ernie Ball Music Man JPX BFR 7!

Ernie Ball Music Man JPX BFR 7 Seven-string Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Alder body with maple top and mahogany tone block provides killer tone
  • Sculpted neck joint for easy access to higher frets
  • Two pickup systems for a variety of tones
Alder body with maple top and mahogany tone block provides killer tone

Instead of using basswood as in previous models, the JPX BFR 7 utilizes an alder body with a maple top, creating an open resonance with a sharp attack. A mahogany tone block adds to the JPX BFR 7's already remarkable tone. The JPX BFR 7's chambered body also contributes to its exquisite, resonant sound. Run the JPX BFR 7 through just about any high-gain guitar amp and you'll be amazed!

Sculpted neck joint for easy access to higher frets

You won't find a wider range of guitar players than those on the Sweetwater staff, and one thing we can all agree on is that the way a guitar feels in your hands is one of the most important things about it. That's why were so confident that you'll love Ernie Ball Music Man instruments like the JPX BFR 7. Finished with Ernie Ball Music Man's proprietary formula of gunstock oil and a hand-rubbed special wax blend, the back of the JPX BFR 7's mahogany neck lets your hand glide along effortlessly. And with its sculpted neck joint, you have smooth access to higher frets.

Two pickup systems for a variety of tones

Two humbuckers - a throaty DiMarzio Crunch Lab in the bridge and a smooth LiquiFire in the neck - and the JPX BFR 7's internal piezo system will help you unlock a multitude of thick, metallic sounds. If you like your sound full and crunchy, then you'll love the JPX BFR 7!

A collectible Ball Family Reserve instrument

A Ball Family Reserve (BFR) instrument that celebrates Ernie Ball Music Man's heritage in guitar craftsmanship with some of the finest figured tonewoods and finishes available, the John Petrucci JPX BFR 7 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. Since his first Ernie Ball 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.

Ernie Ball Music Man JPX BFR 7 Seven-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A stellar update of a classic instrument
  • Alder body, maple top, and mahogany tone block produces superior tone
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard is highly playable
  • Sculpted neck joint ensures smooth access to higher frets
  • 2 pickup systems for tonal variety
If you're craving thick, modern tones, then the Ernie Ball Music Man JPX BFR 7 is what you need!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape JP
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 7
Body Material Chambered Alder
Top Material Maple
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Color Barolo
Neck Material Select Mahogany, Bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 15" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Custom JPX
Number of Frets 24, Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.875"
Nut Material Black Melamine
Bridge/Tailpiece Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo, made of hardened steel with solid steel saddles. black finish
Tuners Schaller M6-IND Locking in black finish with black buttons
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup DiMarzio LiquiFire Humbucker
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Crunch Lab Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 5-Way Lever Pickup Selector
Strings RPS 9 Slinkys, (.009-.052)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 978-BX-23-00

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