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SINCE 2007

The JP BFR features an alder body with African mahogany tone block and figured maple top. Honduran Mahogany neck with East Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The JP BFR is powered by Dimarzio Liquifire & Crunchlab pickups, piezo bridge system and a coil splitting tone pot. Available in 6 or 7 string with Music Man JP tremolo, 3 way Toggle pickup selector and Music Man hardshell case. *Koa option includes Mahogany body and neck with an ebony fretboard and gold hardware.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Balboa Blue Burst Quilt (+$200)

Koa Island Burst (+$700)

Ruby Burst Flame

Quilt Trans Black (+$200)

Your Custom Options:

Balboa Blue Burst Quilt
Color
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Pickguard
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Model
Rosewood fretboard, Finished Mahogany
Neck

Build Code
962-Q3-22-00

STREET PRICE

$2,999.00

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Bursted neck

Watch Musician's Friend JP6 BFR Review

Brian from Musician's Friend demos the Ernie Ball Music Man JP6 BFR guitar.

Watch The Musician's Friend JP7 BFR Review

Brian from Musician's Friend demos the Ernie Ball Music Man JP7 BFR guitar.

MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications
Model John Petrucci BFR 6
Size 12-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs, 7 oz (3.83 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany Tone Block; optional Koa top with completely mahogany body
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Flame Top - Ruby Burst; Quilt Top - Trans Black; Quilt Top - Balboa Blue Burst; Koa Top - Island Burst
Bridge Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles; Optional Koa top comes with gold hardware
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 Select mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood; Optional Koa top comes with ebony fretboard
Fret Markers Custom JP Shields
Neck Finish High gloss polyester
Neck Colors 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
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum 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
Pickups HH - 1 DiMarzio LiquiFire - neck; 1 DiMarzio Crunch Lab - bridge
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Specifications
Model John Petrucci BFR 6
Order 0
Size 12-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs, 7 oz (3.83 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder with bookmatched maple top and mahogany Tone Block; optional Koa top with completely mahogany body
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Flame Top - Ruby Burst; Quilt Top - Trans Black; Quilt Top - Balboa Blue Burst; Koa Top - Island Burst
Body Bindings
Bridge Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles; Optional Koa top comes with gold hardware
Pickguard
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 Select mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood; Optional Koa top comes with ebony fretboard
Fret Markers Custom JP Shields
Neck Finish High gloss polyester
Neck Colors Color matches body with matching painted headstock
Neck Binding
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
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum 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
Pickups HH - 1 DiMarzio LiquiFire - neck; 1 DiMarzio Crunch Lab - bridge
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date.


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