The John Petrucci Ball Family Reserve BFR 6 electric guitar was designed in conjunction with the world-renowned Dream Theater guitarist. This exciting signature model features beautiful Island bursted koa top on a mahogany body. A select maple neck has an adjustable truss rod and 5-bolt mounting for perfect alignment and stability. A sculpted neck joint allows access to upper frets and a 24-fret ebony fingerboard has wide, high-profile frets and Custom John Petrucci Shield position markers. The Ball Family Reserve BFR 6 John Petrucci signature guitar is loaded with Schaller locking tuners.
The John Petrucci BFR 6 electric guitar gives you incredibly heavy electric guitar tones, but also gives you the option of great sounding acoustic guitar tones. DiMarzio LiquiFire neck and Crunch Lab bridge humbuckers deliver the extended lows and stinging treble tones that Petrucci uses. A standard 3-way toggle lets you select neck, bridge or both pickups. A push/pull tone control gives you the option of all 4 coils on or just the two middle coils. A second toggle (on the upper bout) lets you select the standard magnetic pickups or the Piezo acoustic pickup, or both! The under-the-bridge piezo electric pickup lets you instantly go from rockin' electric guitar tones to sweet acoustic sounds without having to switch guitars. A separate volume knob controls the piezo pickup. The Music Man guitar's dual jacks give you the choice of running output either magnetic/stereo, or piezo/mono, or both. The Music Man John Petrucci signature guitar comes in a hardshell case.
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 that features some of the finest figured tone woods and finishes available. These rare heritage pieces are offered in limited runs and makes available to the public instruments that were previously reserved for the Ball family and their loyal artists.
Model: John Petrucci BFR6
Description: 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 our 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 us 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. Island Bursted Koa Top - Mahogany body
Body Finish: High gloss polyester
Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Piezo floating tremolo with gold plating
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, Stainless Steel
Neck Width: 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Koa top has Ebony
Fret Markers: Custom JP Shields
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester
Neck Colors: Koa Island Burst - Color matches body with matching painted headstock
Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons
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; BFR Neck Plate
Electronic Shielding: 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