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Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III BFR - Boysenberry Quilt

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Let's start by addressing the big quilted elephant in the room: The top on this guitar is fantastic. But even the audience members who aren't dazzled into hypnosis by it's killer good looks will be putty in your hands when the Luke III's exceptionally comfortable roasted maple neck lets you hit your riffs with ease. 

The Luke III Ball Family Reserve is the next evolution in the design process started with the original Luke model some 22 years prior. Addressing Steve's performance needs as a touring guitarist has been critical in the development of this new edition. The added mahogany tone block, on-board 12db adjustable boost, beautifully figured A++ maple top and roasted birdseye maple neck have refined this new signature edition into an instrument of superior tone and versatility. Each Tumescent guitar comes with a signed backplate from Lukather himself, along with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity.



  • Body

    • Construction - Bolt on
    • Top Wood - Quilted maple 

    • Body Wood - Alder 

    • Toneblock - Mahogany  

  • Neck

    • Frets - 22, Low Profile, Wide 

    • Scale Length - 25.5"

    • Neck Wood - Roasted Birdseye Maple 

    • Neck Shape - Luke III

      • 12" Radius

      • 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut,

      • 2-3/16" (55.6 mm) at last fret

    • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood 

    • Inlays - Mother of Pearl Dots 

  • Hardware

    • Tuners - Schaller M6-IND locking

    • Bridge - Standard - Music Man® floating vintage tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles

  • Electronics

    • Neck Pickup - DiMarzio Transition

    • Bridge Pickup - Dimarzio Transition

    • Controls

      • Volume Knob with Push/Push Gain Boost 

      • Tone Knob 

      • 5 way pickup selector switch 

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Steve Lukather demos his Ernie Ball Music Man LUKE III BFR Electric Guitar 02:19

Legendary guitarist Steve Lukather walks you through the Luke III (LIII) BFR electric guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man. Learn more: Model:Luke III BFR Description:The Ball Family Reserve Luke 3 features an alder body with mahogany tone block and figured maple top. The roasted and figured maple neck is adorned with pearl fret markers and finished with gunstock oil and wax. The guitar is offered with DiMarzio pickups in HH and HSS configurations and a 15 dB gain boost comes standard. Size:12-3/16" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-7/16" long (31.0 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 92.6 cm long) Weight:7 lbs, 15 oz (3.60 kg) - varies slightly Body Wood:Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany Tone Block Body Finish:High gloss polyester Body Colors:Standard BFR Colors Bridge:Standard - Music Man® floating vintage tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles Scale Length:25-1/2" (64.8 cm) Neck Radius:12" (30.5 cm) Headstock Size:Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long Frets:22 - Low profile, wide Neck Width:1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-3/16" (55.6 mm) at last fret Neck Wood:Select roasted maple neck Fingerboard:Rosewood Fret Markers:Mother of Pearl dots Neck Finish:Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend Neck Colors:Standard – Natural with finished headstock Tuning Machines:Schaller M6-IND locking Truss Rod:Adjustable - no component or string removal Neck Attachment:5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets Electronic Shielding:Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover Controls:Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm passive tone - .022µF tone capacitor Switching:5-way lever pickup selector Pickups:Standard - HH with 2 DiMarzio custom humbucking; Optional - HSS with 1 DiMarzio custom humbucking; 2 DiMarzio custom single coil Left Handed:No Strings:9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)

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