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John Petrucci BFR 6

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 the 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 Music Man to present instruments to the public that were previously reserved for family and our loyal artists.

Body Wood
Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany Tone Block.
Size 12-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs, 7 oz (3.83 kg) - varies slightly
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 15" (38.1 cm)
Headstock Size Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
Frets 24 - High profile, wide
Neck Width 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Maple top - Rosewood
Fret Markers Custom JP Shields and Mother of Pearl BFR inlay at 12th fret
Neck Finish High Gloss Polyester
Neck Colors All black neck with black headstock; Color matches body with matching painted headstock
Neck Colors All black neck with black headstock; Color matches body with matching painted headstock
Bridge Standard - Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles. Koa top - Custom John Petrucci Piezo floating tremolo with gold plating
Tuning Machine Heads Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attatchment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Sheilding 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


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