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Ernie Ball Music Man BFR John Petrucci - Koa Island G87877

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A Koa-topped Petrucci 6 with a Solid Rosewood Neck!

The Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 takes Dream Theater's lead guitarist's signature axe to a whole new level. This guitar's gorgeous, contoured koa-topped alder body will blow your mind, both with its amazing sound and with its incredible looks. At the same time, the slim, fast neck lets your fingers fly effortlessly between chording and runs. From meaty crunch to molten lava, two DiMarzio humbuckers deliver weapons-grade tone. But shredding aside, this axe also lets you deploy sparkling cleans and even gorgeous acoustic sounds, courtesy of its custom piezo vibrato bridge. It doesn't get much better than this Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6.

Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A Ball Family Reserve instrument
  • Own the tonal universe
  • Music Man - the pro's choice
A Ball Family Reserve instrument

A Ball Family Reserve (BFR) instrument that celebrates Music Man's heritage in guitar craftsmanship with some of the finest figured tonewoods and finishes available, the John Petrucci BFR 6 is a supreme expression of the luthier's art. It's a superbly balanced instrument, and thanks to its sculpted alder body, it's supremely comfortable and lightweight - perfect for marathon gigs and sessions. This axe gives you the ultimate in playability. John Petrucci is a guitar legend, famous for his astonishing technical prowess and systematic demolition of musical boundaries. This man knows exactly what he needs in a solidbody electric guitar, and since his first Music Man signature model, he has been working with the company to refine the concept. John thinks of his talented hands as being "average-sized," and this is reflected in the slim neck taper - a profile also favored by a broad swath of guitarists. Add to that a premium rosewood fingerboard and 24 high-profile, wide stainless-steel frets, and you've got a high-speed, low-drag shredding machine.

Own the tonal universe

The Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 makes you a master of the tonal universe. Its comfortable, contoured alder body contains a mahogany Tone Block and is topped with figured koa - a breathtaking combination that delivers the warmth and resonance you don't expect in a solidbody, along with prodigious sustain. Two DiMarzio humbuckers - a Liquifire (neck) and Crunch Lab (bridge) - serve up a universe of tone that takes you from chimey cleans through a wide range of delectable crunch, all the way to fearsome, face-melting shred. But there's more: a custom piezo floating vibrato bridge lets you engage in vigorous whammy action with absolute tuning stability, while giving you access to a range of gorgeous, nuanced acoustic sounds. Tonally speaking, there's very little this exquisite axe can't do for you.

Music Man - the pro's choice

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

Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Contoured alder body with mahogany Tone Block and premium BFR figured koa top
  • Select rosewood neck and fingerboard play like a dream
  • Custom JP shields and mother-of-pearl BFR inlay at 12th fret
  • 24 high-profile, wide stainless-steel frets; solid-steel bridge saddles
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating vibrato bridge, hardened steel with black finish
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners in black finish with black buttons
  • Adjustable truss rod - no component or string removal required
  • 5-bolt neck attachment - perfect alignment with no shifting
  • Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Body cavity and aluminum control cover coated with graphite acrylic resin for superior shielding
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector with custom center-position configuration
  • 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector
  • Two DiMarzio humbuckers: Liquifire (neck), Crunch Lab (bridge); Piezo bridge pickup
  • Hardshell case included

Tear it up, with the Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6!

A truly elite instrument

The Ernie Ball Music Man JP6 BFR is one of the truly elite Ernie Ball Music Man guitars worthy of the Ball Family Reserve (BFR) name. Like all BFR instruments, the Petrucci BFR 6 celebrates Ernie Ball Music Man's heritage in guitar craftsmanship with the finest figured tonewoods and premium finishes available. Other unique features, such as its piezo floating tremolo system with custom pickup configuration, make the John Petrucci BFR 6 one of the most astounding guitars you'll find in Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery.

Comfortable mahogany neck that is instantly playable

You won't find a wider range of guitar players than those on the Sweetwater staff, and one thing we can all agree on is that the way a guitar feels in your hands is one of the most important things about it. That's why we're confident you'll love the Petrucci BFR 6. Finished with Ernie Ball Music Man's proprietary formula of gunstock oil and a hand-rubbed special wax blend, the back of the Petrucci BFR 6's mahogany neck lets your hand glide along effortlessly. And with its 5-bolt attachment and sculpted neck joint, this bolt-on neck delivers stability that easily surpasses most set necks.

Magnetic and piezo pickup systems for endless tonal possibilities

Two humbuckers, a DiMarzio Crunch Lab in the bridge and a LiquiFire in the neck, can be combined with the Petrucci BFR 6's internal piezo system to unlock an infinite selection of tones. Controlled with separate three-way switches, both pickup systems have discrete outputs that you can use separately, or combine them for access to even more sounds. Whether digging in for Petrucci's signature high-gain grind or opening up to lush acoustic sounds, it's all in the Music Man JP6 BFR.

Ernie Ball Music Man JP6 BFR Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • A truly elite instrument worthy of the Ball Family Reserve label
  • Mahogany body with gorgeous koa top and mahogany tone block provide killer tone
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard feels instantly playable
  • Magnetic and piezo pickup systems for an infinite selection of tones
  • DiMarzio John Petrucci signature humbuckers deliver a massive array of tone
  • Comfortably contoured body
  • Smooth-feeling Music Man tremolo

Tech Specs

  • Body Type:Solidbody
  • Body Shape:Petrucci 6
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Material:Mahogany
  • Top Material:Koa
  • Body Finish:High Gloss Polyester
  • Color:Island Burst
  • Neck Material:Select Mahogany
  • Radius:15"
  • Fingerboard Material:Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Custom JP Shields
  • Number of Frets:24, High Profile, Wide, Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length:25.5"
  • Nut Width:1.6875"
  • Nut Material:Melamine
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:Music Man Gold Floating Tremolo Bridge with Solid Steel Saddles, Piezo System
  • Tuners:Schaller M6-IND Locking with Pearl Buttons
  • Neck Pickup:DiMarzio LiquiFire Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup:DiMarzio Crunch Lab Humbucker
  • Controls:1 x mag volume, 1 x piezo volume, 1 x tone (push/pull pickup configurations), 3-way toggle (piezo/magnetic), 3-way pickup switch
  • Strings:RPS 10 Slinkys, 10-46
  • Case Included:Hardshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number:962-KB-JK-00-CS-GD