Designed to the specifications of Dream Theater's legendary axeman, this limited-run Ernie Ball Music Man BFR John Petrucci JP15 7-string is a superbly versatile electric guitar. From its comfortably contoured African mahogany body and gorgeous flame maple top to its lightning-fast roasted maple neck and ebony fingerboard, Ernie Ball Music Man shapes these premium tonewoods with undeniable expertise. In the electronics department, a pair of DiMarzio Illuminators delivers everything from spanking cleans to full metal fury, while a JP custom piezo-equipped tremolo delivers ultra-stable whammy action and glorious acoustic tones. If you're a technical player searching for an exceptional instrument, this Ernie Ball Music Man BFR JP15 7-string is for you. Production was limited to just 98 guitars built, so get your Ernie Ball Music Man BFR John Petrucci JP15 7-string
Premium tonewoods deliver amazing sound and playability
This limited-run Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci signature model BFR JP15 7-string electric guitar features a resonant solid body made from premium African mahogany, topped with flame maple. The extended forearm cut makes marathon gigs and sessions more comfortable. The slim roasted maple neck is alarmingly fast and is finished with a special blend of gunstock oil and wax — a favorite among players for its silky-smooth feel. The ebony fingerboard sports a 17" radius with 24 medium jumbo stainless steel frets for effortless bends and high-speed runs.
Floating piezo tremolo and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch
The custom John Petrucci Ernie Ball Music Man piezo floating tremolo is constructed of chrome-plated hardened steel with stainless steel saddles. With the flick of a switch, you'll be able to get great-sounding acoustic tones from your BFR JP15 7-string, making this one of the most versatile guitars around. The headstock is fitted with Schaller M6-IND locking tuners that make string changing a cinch, and it is adorned with pearl buttons that add a classy visual touch. Insert the string, tighten the clamp screw, and tune up to pitch. This is a professional's guitar.
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, this limited-run BFR JP15 7-string is a supreme expression of the luthier's art. Its exclusive Eminence Purple finish and eye-popping bookmatched figured maple top are sure to turn some heads. Thanks to its contoured African mahogany body, it's supremely comfortable — perfect for marathon gigs and sessions. Beyond that, this axe gives you the ultimate in playability, while a duo of DiMarzio Illuminator humbuckers and custom piezo bridge pickup serve up a high-octane tone arsenal suitable for any live or studio gig. Add to that this guitar's roasted figured maple neck and ebony fingerboard, along with 24 medium jumbo stainless steel frets, and you've got a great-looking, great-playing instrument.
Ernie Ball Music Man BFR John Petrucci JP15 7-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Signature John Petrucci 7-string guitar with premium tonewoods and components
- Exclusive Eminence Purple finish and eye-popping bookmatched figured maple top
- Resonant African mahogany body is warm and full with excellent sustain
- Fast roasted maple neck and ebony fingerboard with 17" radius
- 2 DiMarzio Illuminator humbucking pickups cover a wide sonic range
- Onboard 20dB gain boost via push-pull volume knob
- Custom JP tremolo bridge/tailpiece with piezo pickup for acoustic tones
- Locking tuners offer tuning stability and easy string changes
- Stainless steel frets can withstand many years of aggressive playing
- Limited run of 98 guitars