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The Ball Family Reserve is for very short runs of instruments that are absolutely premium: the best possible woods, unusual finishes and an even greater level of hand-crafting than... read more

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Manufacturer's ID: 600DE5000CSCR

What we say:

The Ball Family Reserve is for very short runs of instruments that are absolutely premium: the best possible woods, unusual finishes and an even greater level of hand-crafting than the usual high Music Man standards ensures an exclusive selection of unbeatable instruments with special provenance.

Matching the skill and experience of Music Man's artisans with the exacting requirements and innovations of modern Prog-Metal's most celebrated guitarist - Dream Theater's John Petrucci - Ernie Ball Music Man have delivered something truly other-worldly and original with the Majesty. This Limited Edition BFR edition is even more exclusive!

This guitar is built especially to allow Petrucci to dream freely and turn those visions into musical flights of wonder. There is nothing he cannot achieve on his Majesty guitars, such is the quality of design, workmanship and feel that this instrument has.

Built in San Luis Obispo, California, each Majesty guitar is built to exhaustive specifications to ensure that John Petrucci himself could walk into a store like ours, pick one up and head straight to the gig without a problem.

This Majesty has a Basswood body, eschewing the normal 'shield' section of the body. There is also a Honduran Mahogany through-neck, lending this Majesty a huge amount of creamy sustain.

This has a 17" radius Ebony fretboard housing 24 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets. The fingerboard also has custom Runway Pearl inlays and the headstock holds a brace of Schaller locking tuners.

As ever, Petrucci has stuck with DiMarzio to produce another set of signature pickups: Sonic Ecstasy. As Mr Petrucci himself says: ”My new Sonic Ecstasy pickups deliver a massive tone that's incredibly rich, clear, and expressive".

There is more going on under the hood too: there's a switchable active gain boost AND a piezo pickup for glassy quasi-acoustic tones, which are blend-able with the magnetic pickups. This allows a wealth of great tones to pour from the guitar with ease.

This magnificent instrument is a high watermark for Ernie Ball Music Man. This BFR edition, in Marine Blue Sparkle, is available only in extremely limited numbers for a very short time.

Specification

Body Wood Basswood
Bridge Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 17" (43.2 cm)
Headstock Size Angled & Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
Frets 24 - Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Fret Markers Runway Pearl Inlays
Neck Colors Color matches body
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment Through neck design
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive 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, momentary mono/stereo output knob (Piezo Volume)
Pickups HH - DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy; Piezo bridge pickup