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Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci BFR 7-String Electric Guitar
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The John Petrucci Ball Family Reserve 7 Electric Guitar was designed in conjunction with the world-renowned Dream Theater guitarist. Signature model ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Designed in conjunction with the world-renowned Dream Theater guitarist.
The John Petrucci Ball Family Reserve 7 Electric Guitar was designed in conjunction with the world-renowned Dream Theater guitarist. Signature model features fine tonewoods including maple and rosewood. A mahogany tone block runs from under the bridge to the neck pocket. Selected maple neck. A high gloss polyester finish looks great and offers superb protection. Equipped with 2 custom DiMarzio humbuckers specially designed for Petrucci (DiMarzio LiquiFire neck and DiMarzio Crunch Lab bridge) along with redesigned controls providing additional versatility and tonal options, the signature John Petrucci 7 sets the standard for the next generation of electric guitar innovation. Includes case.
The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making guitars and basses exclusively in the United States. Ball Family Reserve is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship which features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare heritage pieces will be offered in limited runs and allow us to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists.
Alder body with bookmatched maple top and mahogany tone block
Selected maple neck with rosewood fretboard
DiMarzio LiquiFire neck and DiMarzio Crunch Lab bridge humbuckers
3-way toggle switch, master volume and push/push tone controls
Custom John Petrucci Music Man Tremolo wtih solid steel saddles
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Size: 12-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38" long (31. cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 96.5 cm long)
Weight: 8 lbs, 11 oz (3.94 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood: Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany Tone Block. Island Bursted Koa Top - Mahogany body
Body Finish: High gloss polyester
Bridge: Standard - Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles
Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius: 15" (38.1 cm)
Headstock Size: Only 6-7/8" (17.5 cm) long
Frets: 24 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
Neck Width: 1-7/8" (47.6 mm) at nut, 2-7/16" (61.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Maple top - Rosewood; Koa top - Ebony
Fret Markers: Custom JP Shields
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester
Neck Colors: All black neck with black headstock; Cherry Burst - Color matches body with matching painted headstock; Koa Island Burst - Color matches body with matching painted headstock
Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons
Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets; BFR Neckt Plate
Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
Controls: 500kohm volume, 500kohm push/pull tone for custom 2 pickup configurations - .022F tone capacitor
Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration; 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector
Pickups: HH - Neck: DiMarzio LiquiFire, Bridge: DiMarzio Crunch Lab
Strings: 9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w-52w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239 with an additional 52w)