Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH - Bhodi Blue

6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Roasted Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Two Passive Humbucker Pickups w/ Active Preamp for 12dB Boost- Bhodi Blue
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Creamy Passive Pickups with a Powerful Active Preamp!

The Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III solidbody electric guitar takes perfection to new heights. With a three percent larger alder body than previous models, vintage floating tremolo, and Schaller locking tuners, the Luke III continues to provide a guitar worthy of the Steve Lukather name. In addition to great tonewoods such as the rosewood fretboard and roasted maple neck, the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III is equipped with two creamy DiMarzio passive humbucker pickups and a Custom Ernie Ball Music Man active preamp with a push/push pot that provides a 12dB boost. You can play the same guitar that Steve Lukather plays, when you order a Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH from Sweetwater today!

Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Active preamp gives you a 12dB boost
  • Incomparable roasted maple neck
  • Floating tremolo and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch
Active preamp gives you a 12dB boost

The double-cutaway design gives you plenty of access across the fretboard to put the two DiMarzio passive humbuckers that come stocked in the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III to work. It's easy to breathe life into your playing with these two passive pickups, but the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III gives you even more control with its Ernie Ball Music Man active preamp. From ear-splitting leads to cream covered rhythms, these DiMarzio pickups deliver, and with a 12dB boost when you need it, complete tonal control is within arms reach.

Incomparable roasted maple neck

The roasted maple neck of the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH features 22 frets, a 25.5" scale, and 12" neck radius. The gunstock oil and hand-rubbed wax finish is unlike any other neck you'll play. There's no stickiness to slow you down and the natural woodiness makes the instrument feel like an extension of your hand. Along with the double cutaway body style, the overall fluidity of the neck is extraordinary in all regards.

Floating tremolo and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch

With the Ernie Ball Music Man floating vintage tremolo, you'll get in tune and stay there. The Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III vintage tremolo is constructed of chrome-plated hardened steel with bent steel saddles. 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. Strings won't be wound around the shaft so your tuning will be reliable, no matter how hard you play.

Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Solidbody electric guitar with premium tonewoods
  • Color: Bodhi Blue
  • Ernie Ball Music Man floating vintage tremolo of chrome-plated, hardened steel
  • 22 low profile, wide frets
  • Alder body for a percussive attack
  • Select roasted maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Two DiMarzio Transition passive humbuckers w/ active preamp for 12dB boost
  • Extensive electronic shielding eliminates pickup noise
Play the signature guitar of a studio session master with the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Luke3
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Color Bhodi Blue
Neck Material Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22, Wide
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6250"
Nut Material Black Melamine
Bridge/Tailpiece Music Man floating vintage tremolo
Tuners Schaller M6-IND locking
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Transition Humbucker
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Transition Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume w/ gain boost, 1 x tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings RPS 9 Slinkys, (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 914-BC-RR-00

Customer Reviews

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Must Have!!

The set up right out of the case was amazing! The tones with the different configurations were unbelievable. The tremelo system works perfect! The neck, feels so natural, and the best neck I've been on. This guitar has a DB boost which something new for me, I love it! I have another music man as well from 1994, and I love it as well. But this Luke 3, is by far the best guitar I've ever played. You must check this out!!! Sweetwater is awesome as always!!!

Perfection Indeed

Wow!! I've had my Luke III for a few weeks now. It blows me away every time I plug it in. I got one w/ all rosewood neck. These guitars are simply amazing. It's the second Music Man I've spent any time with and the first one I've owned. My search for my perfect guitar is done. I don't see any guitar ever surpassing this one is tone, playability, or versatility. The Dimarzio pickups are killer. Lukather describes them as organic. That's a perfect description. This guitar is gorgeous and the tone matches it's looks. Everything on this guitar is topnotch. Usually I buy things w/ mods already in mind. There's absolutely nothing to upgrade on this guitar. It comes the way Lukather plays it. It's clean when you want it to be, and likewise, it's mean when you want it to be. I can't put it down. I know tone and feel are subjective, but to me this is IT! Well done Lukather and Music Man. Thank you Sweetwater!
Music background: 19 yr Hobbyist


I previously owned a Music Man Luke II with the piezo bridge. The Luke III is a fantastic update to an already sweet playing & sounding guitar.Misc points of interest:- I prefer the DiMarzio pickups in the LIII over the EMGs in the older Lukes. The much publicized boost on the push-push volume control is a great feature...but to me the ability to adjust the preamp to increase the volume on the in-between pickup positions is the real gem in the electronics package.- The neck profile is the same soft-V shape as it was on the previous Lukes. It's very comfortable & smooth (plus it looks like a million bucks!).- I used to be a die-hard Floyd Rose guy but after using the Music Man trems + Schaller locking tuner combos on several of their guitars, I no longer look at a Floyd Rose as one of my "must have" features anymore.- The setup straight out of the box was spot-on. Music Man puts a lot of time into their final assembly & setup and the fact that Sweetwater double checks everything before sending it to your door is a much appreciated bonus. I couldn't be happier with the guitar or with my buying experience through Sweetwater. If you don't already have a sales engineer, give Patrick Dennis a call!
Music background: Hobbyist
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