Ernie Ball Music Man BFR JP15 – Butterscotch Burl #53 of 100

Serial Number: D00974
Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz

The 2023 John Petrucci JP15 “Butterscotch Burl” BFR features a unique combination of tonewoods that make it the gem of any guitar collection. The JP15’s highlights start with a richly figured Butterscotch burl top outlined with a thin rosewood veneer that’s loaded onto a smooth-sounding Black Limba body. The Black Limba body’s backside is adorned with a distinctive, beautiful trans butterscotch satin finish. The neck combines roasted figured maple and a rosewood fretboard with 24 stainless steel frets. Like most JP15 models, this guitar features Dimarzio Illuminator pickups for the neck and bridge, a 20+ dB gain boost, and a super smooth modern tremolo with Schaller locking tuners for ultimate tuning stability. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide, each guitar includes a mono case, a John Petrucci autographed tremolo cavity cover and numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Ball family is the last of a dying breed, a family business making premium guitars and basses on the California central coast since 1984. Sterling Ball, alongside his sons Brian and Scott, combine the laser precision of robotics and old-world hand craftsmanship to develop innovative instrument designs that push the boundaries of performance and playability.

Other specifications include:

  • Size 12-3/8″ wide, 1-3/4″ thick, 37″ long (31.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
  • Body Finish Satin
  • Body Wood Black Limba with Buckeye Burl Top
  • Bridge Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo with Fishman Powerbridge piezo saddles
  • 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
  • Fingerboard Rosewood
  • Frets 24 – Medium Jumbo profile stainless steel
  • Fret Markers Atlante JP Shields
  • Hardware Chrome
  • Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
  • Neck Finish Gunstock oil and wax
  • Neck Radius 17″ (43.2 cm)
  • Neck Width 1-11/16″ (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4″ (57.2 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood Figured Roasted Maple
  • Pickups HH – DiMarzio Illuminators; Piezo bridge pickup
  • Scale Length 25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
  • Strings 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)
  • Switching 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration; 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector
  • Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND locking, chrome with pearl buttons
  • Quantity Limited to 100
  • UPC 749699117384
  • Part Number 661-BEL-R2-00-MB-C2
  • Hard Case
  • 8 lbs 8 oz
  • #D00974

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