Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR, HSS, Quilt Maple Top - Hazel Burst

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Figured Maple Top, Mahogany Tone Block, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Humbucker and 2 Single-coil Pickups, Vibrato, and Hardshell Case - Hazel Burst
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It's the Luke III BFR HSS!

If you're looking for the best of the best Ernie Ball Music Man has to offer, this Luke Ball Family Reserve solidbody electric guitar is one to keep your eye on. Built to Steve Lukather's exacting specifications, this superb axe was made to rock - and look good doing it. A gorgeous figured-maple top crowns an alder body with a mahogany tone block. Add a trio of DiMarzio custom pickups, and you've got the recipe for immense tone and prodigious sustain that'll let you ace any gig or session. Ask any Sweetwater guitarist - the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BRF is a high-performance instrument that'll take your playing to new heights.

Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR HSS Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A Ball Family Reserve instrument
  • Floating vibrato and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch
  • Ernie Ball Music Man - the pro's choice
A 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 Luke III BFR is a supreme expression of the luthier's art. It's a superbly balanced instrument, and thanks to its sculpted alder body with mahogany tone block and figured maple top, it's supremely comfortable and lightweight - perfect for marathon gigs and sessions. This axe gives you the ultimate in playability, while a trio of DiMarzio custom pickups serves up a massive tone arsenal suitable for any live or studio gig. Add to that the Luke III BFR's premium maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and 22 low-profile frets, and you've got a high-speed, low-drag shredding machine.

Floating vibrato and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch

With the Ernie Ball Music Man floating vintage vibrato, you'll get in tune and stay there. The Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR vintage vibrato 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 - the pro's choice

Ernie Ball Music 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 Ernie Ball Music Man models. Always striving for a better instrument, Ernie Ball 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 Ernie Ball 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 Ernie Ball Music Man instrument today!

Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR HSS Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Contoured alder body with mahogany Tone Block and premium BFR figured maple top
  • Select roasted maple neck and rosewood fingerboard play like a dream
  • 12" fingerboard radius and 22 wide, low-profile frets
  • MM chrome-plated, hardened-steel vintage floating vibrato with bent steel saddles
  • Three DiMarzio custom pickups: one humbucker (bridge), two single-coils (middle, neck)
  • Extensive electronic shielding eliminates pickup noise
  • Hardshell case included
Play a high-end workhorse: the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Luke3
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Top Material Quilt Maple
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Color Hazel Burst
Neck Material Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay MOP Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.625"
Nut Material Black Melamine
Bridge/Tailpiece Standard Music Man Floating Vintage Tremolo
Tuners Schaller M6-IND Locking
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Custom Single-coil
Middle Pickup DiMarzio Custom Single-coil
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Transition Humbucker
Controls Custom Music Man Active Preamp, 5-way Lever Pickup Selector
Strings 9p, 11p, 16p, 24w, 32w, 42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 907-H2-RD-00

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Absolutely Amazing!

So I was in the market for a new guitar and researched for over a year finally ended up buying this. It was this or and artist package PRS 513. I have never been a fan of lacquered necks, and always wanted something with an unfinished neck and boy does this sweet guitar hit it on the money. First of all the guitar is absolutely stunning, pictures do not do it justice. Second, the play-ability is like no other I have ever put my fingers on. Third, it sounds like a million bucks. I was a little concerned buying a guitar that took a battery but man this thing just sings. The decibel boost is fantastic for pushing your valve amp over the top. You can tell as soon as you open the very nice included case that the attention to detail is second to none. Perfect balance, stays in tune even when bombing the the tremolo arm. Waited awhile for them to build this but it was totally worth it and at half the price of the PRS it is a winner. So happy with this purchase, covers virtually every tone you could want. As always exceptional customer service from Ben Robinson and the Sweetwater team. Buy it. Now. You will not be disappointed.
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