Friday, May 24, 2013

Music Man John Petrucci BFR 7

The John Petrucci Ball Family Reserve 7 Electric Guitar was designed in conjunction with the world-renowned Dream Theater guitarist. Signature model features fine tonewoods including maple and rosewood. A mahogany tone block runs from under the bridge to the neck pocket. Selected maple neck. A high gloss polyester finish looks great and offers superb protection. Equipped with 2 custom DiMarzio humbuckers specially designed for Petrucci (DiMarzio LiquiFire neck and DiMarzio Crunch Lab bridge) along with redesigned controls providing additional versatility and tonal options, the signature John Petrucci 7 sets the standard for the next generation of electric guitar innovation.

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 their heritage in instrument craftsmanship which features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare heritage pieces are offered in limited runs and make available to the public instruments that were previously reserved for the Ball family and their loyal artists.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
Features

    Body
    Wood: Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany tone block
    Finish: High gloss polyester
    Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Tremolo, solid steel saddles
    Neck
    Scale: 25-1/2"
    Radius: 15"
    Headstock Only: 5-7/8" long
    Frets: 24 - High profile, wide, Stainless Steel frets
    Width: 1-15/16" at nut, 2-19/32" at last fret
    Wood: Maple top - mahogany
    Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
    Tuners: Schaller M6-IND locking
    Truss rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
    Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting
    Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
    Controls: 500kohm volume and tone - .022ยตF tone capacitor
    Switch: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration

John Petrucci BFR 7 Electric Guitar Specifications:

    Size: 12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38" long
    Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces - varies slightly
    Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover

Music Man JPXI


Continuing the tremendous success of the JPX, Ernie Ball Music Man® introduces the latest evolution in the John Petrucci line of signature guitars. The JPXI is the newest collaborative effort between John Petrucci and the Music Man research and development team. The JPXI features a combination of top appointments from JPX and BFR Petrucci signature instruments. Most notably, the JPXI neck has been streamlined to a symmetric, extra slim profile featuring a flatter 20" radius, medium jumbo stainless steel frets with a finished mahogany neck and an ebony fingerboard. Combined with a solid alder body, mahogany tone block and maple top, the JPXI has become the ultimate rock machine. Similar to that of the JP BFR line, controls include two three-way toggles perfectly wired for the Custom Dimarzio LiquiFire and Crunch Lab humbuckers, in addition to a redesigned Wide-Spread Pivot tremolo with a Music Man/Fishman piezo system bridge pickup.

The JPXI guitars will be available in 6 and 7-string versions, adorned with chrome hardware, mother of pearl inlays and a new onyx finish.

The JPXI-6 is the newest collaborative effort between John Petrucci and the Music Man R&D team. The JPXI features a combination of top appointments from JPX and BFR Petrucci signature instruments. Most notably, the JPXI neck has been streamlined to a symmetric, extra slim profile featuring a flatter 20" radius, medium jumbo stainless steel frets with a finished mahogany neck and an ebony fingerboard. This, combined with the non-chambered body, mahogany Tone Block and maple top, has become the ultimate rock machine! The controls are similar to that of the JP BFR line, with 2 three way toggles perfectly wired for the Custom Dimarzio LiquiFire and Crunch Lab humbuckers, as well as the Piezo bridge pickup. The JPXI-6 is adorned with chrome hardware, Mother of Pearl inlays and a new Onyx finish.

Features

  • Alder body
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany Tone Block
  • High gloss polyester onyx finish
  • Select manogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • 24 medium-jumbo frets
  • Stainless Steel frets
  • Custom JPXI Inlays
  • 5-bolt neck attachment
  • Sculpted neck joint
  • DiMarzio Liquifire neck humbucker
  • DiMarzio Crunch Lab bridge humbucker
  • Piezo bridge pickup
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration; 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector



PRS GUITAR MODEL COSTUM 24

The Custom 24 is the original PRS…the guitar Paul Reed Smith took to his fir

HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups were first offered in the 1990’s and helped to define the sound of the time by providing a balance of aggressive, musical, clear highs and strong midrange and bass. In 2008, we introduced 57/08 pickups, which were designed to capture a vintage ‘50’s humbucking tone. The Custom 24 is now offered with your choice of pickups so you can better tailor your tone.

Pickup Switching Positions:
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker
st tradeshow in 1985. A perennial favorite with musicians, this model features your choice of a Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular mahogany neck (with a rosewood neck option) and your choice of 57/08 or HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups wired for our redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time (see switching positions below).

Custom 24 Model Specs 

Body
Top Wood             Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood           Mahogany
Neck
Number of Frets     24
Scale Length           25"
Neck Wood            Mahogany
Fretboard Wood     Rosewood
Neck Shape            Pattern Thin or Pattern Regular
Fretboard Inlays      Birds
Hardware/Electronics
Bridge                     PRS Tremolo
Tuners                     PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Truss Rod Cover     "Custom"
Hardware Type       Nickel
Treble Pickup          57/08 Treble
Bass Pickup            57/08 Bass
Pickup Switching     Volume and Tone Control with Redesigned 5-Way Blade Switch
Option
Top Option              Flame or Quilted Maple
                               10-Top Flame or 10-Top Quilted Maple
Neck Option            East Indian Rosewood
Hardware Option     Gold or Hybrid
Finish Option            Special Order Finish
Other Option            HFS and Vintage Bass Pickups

PRS GUITAR MODEL COSTUM 22 NEW

Reintroduced for 2013, the Custom 22 is a classic workhorse with all the tones you’ve come to expect from your PRS with a distinctive, warm midrange and clarity. The Custom 22 features your choice of a Pattern or Pattern Thin mahogany neck (with a rosewood neck option) and your choice of 57/08 or HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups wired for our redesigned 5-way blade switch, which offers a dual humbucker option for the first time (see switching positions below).

HFS treble and Vintage bass pickups were first offered in the 1990’s and helped to define the sound of the time by providing a balance of aggressive, musical, clear highs and strong midrange and bass. In 2008, we introduced 57/08 pickups, which were designed to capture a vintage ‘50’s humbucking tone. The Custom 22 is now offered with your choice of pickups so you can better tailor your tone.

Pickup Switching Positions:
Position One: Bridge humbucker
Position Two: Bridge humbucker with neck singlecoil, in parallel
Position Three: Bridge and neck humbuckers
Position Four: Neck singlecoil with bridge singlecoil, in parallel
Position Five: Neck humbucker
Custom 22 Model Specs 

Body
Top Wood             Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood           Mahogany
Neck
Number of Frets     22
Scale Length           25"
Neck Wood            Mahogany
Fretboard Wood     Rosewood
Neck Shape            Pattern or Pattern Thin
Fretboard Inlays      Birds
Hardware/Electronics
Bridge                     PRS Stoptail or PRS Tremolo
Tuners                     PRS Phase III Locking Tuners
Truss Rod Cover     "Custom"
Hardware Type        Nickel
Treble Pickup          HFS
Bass Pickup            Vintage Bass
Pickup Switching     Volume and Tone Control with Redesigned 5-Way Blade Switch
Option
Top Option              Flame or Quilted Maple
                               10-Top Flame or 10-Top Quilted Maple
Neck Option            East Indian Rosewood
Hardware Option     Gold
Finish Option            Special Order Finish
Other Option            Uncovered 57/08 Treble & Bass Pickups