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Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Island Burst (699)

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.

 
  • Body Wood: Island Bursted Koa Top - Mahogany body
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Bridge: Koa top - Custom John Petrucci Piezo floating tremolo with gold plating
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 15" (38.1 cm)
  • Frets: 24 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fret Markers: Custom JP Shields
  • 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 Neck 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 - .022µF 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: 6 String: 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)