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Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR Limited Edition Buckeye #52

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    Brand new Ernie Ball Luke III BFR. This gorgeous instrument is the perfect amalgamation of some of the finest features spec'ed out to meet the demanding playing style of Steve Lukather. Comfort, form and function are top priority here, and the pickup set is incredibly versatile. They are delicate enough at lower volumes and gain settings to use in a studio setting, with a huge dose of vintage tone on tap for the times when you need to crank it up. We were really impressed by acoustic resonance of this guitar, which truly speaks to the quality of tonewoods and overall craftsmanship.

    Features: "The new Luke III Ball Family Reserve is the next evolution in the design process started with the original Luke model some 22 years prior. Addressing Steve’s performance needs as a touring guitarist has been critical in the development of this new edition. The added mahogany tone block, on-board 20db boost, beautifully figured A++ maple top and roasted birdseye maple neck have refined this new signature edition into an instrument of superior tone and versatility."


    Limited BFR #52/ 60
    Alder Body
    Buckeye Burl Top
    Roasted Flame Maple Neck w / Binding
    East Indian Rosewood Board
    12" Radius
    22 Low Profile Wide Frets
    1 5/8" Nut Width
    Music Man Floating Vintage Trem
    Schaller Locking Tuners
    DiMarzio Humbucker Pickups
    5-Way Pickup Selector
    Gain Boost Volume Knob


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    Steve Lukather demos his Ernie Ball Music Man LUKE III BFR Electric Guitar

    Legendary guitarist Steve Lukather walks you through the Luke III (LIII) BFR electric guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man. Learn more: Model:Luke III BFR Description:The Ball Family Reserve Luke 3 features an alder body with mahogany tone block and figured maple top. The roasted and figured maple neck is adorned with pearl fret markers and finished with gunstock oil and wax. The guitar is offered with DiMarzio pickups in HH and HSS configurations and a 15 dB gain boost comes standard. Size:12-3/16" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-7/16" long (31.0 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 92.6 cm long) Weight:7 lbs, 15 oz (3.60 kg) - varies slightly Body Wood:Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany Tone Block Body Finish:High gloss polyester Body Colors:Standard BFR Colors Bridge:Standard - Music Man® floating vintage tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles Scale Length:25-1/2" (64.8 cm) Neck Radius:12" (30.5 cm) Headstock Size:Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long Frets:22 - Low profile, wide Neck Width:1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-3/16" (55.6 mm) at last fret Neck Wood:Select roasted maple neck Fingerboard:Rosewood Fret Markers:Mother of Pearl dots Neck Finish:Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend Neck Colors:Standard – Natural with finished headstock Tuning Machines:Schaller M6-IND locking 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 Electronic Shielding:Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover Controls:Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm passive tone - .022µF tone capacitor Switching:5-way lever pickup selector Pickups:Standard - HH with 2 DiMarzio custom humbucking; Optional - HSS with 1 DiMarzio custom humbucking; 2 DiMarzio custom single coil Left Handed:No Strings:9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)
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