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The Luke III features an alder body, hard rock roasted maple neck with East Indian Rosewood fingerboard. The LIII is powered by Dimarzio transitions passive humbuckers and custom voiced single coil pickups. Smooth action Music Man floating vintage tremolo, 5 way pickup pickup selector and 20db active boost give the Luke 3 a variety of tonal combinations suitable for any musical style.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Black

Bodhi Blue

Your Custom Options:

Bodhi Blue
Color
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Luke III HH
Model
Rosewood fretboard, Roasted Figured Maple
Neck

Build Code
914-BC-RR-00

STREET PRICE

$1,949.00

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15 dB Gain Boost Volume Knob
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Roasted Figured Maple Neck
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DiMarzio transitions pickups

See Guitar Planet's Review Of The Ernie Ball Music Man Luke 3

See why Guitar Planet says that the Luke 3 is "better than all of the competition."

Watch N Stuff Music's Luke III Review

Steve from N Stuff Music reviews the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III guitar, which is powered by Dimarzio transitions passive humbuckers

Watch N Stuff Music's Luke III Review

Mark Lucas from N Stuff Music reviews and demos the Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III electric 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 Luke III
Model Luke III
Size 12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-15/16" long (31.75 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 93.8 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 8 oz (3.40 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black, Bodhi Blue
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
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 Transition humbucking; Optional - HSS with 1 DiMarzio Transition humbucking; 2 DiMarzio custom single coil
Left Handed No
Strings 9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)

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Specifications Luke III
Model Luke III
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Size 12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 36-15/16" long (31.75 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 93.8 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 8 oz (3.40 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black, Bodhi Blue
Body Bindings
Bridge Standard - Music Man® floating vintage tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles
Pickguard
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
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Neck Binding
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 Transition humbucking; Optional - HSS with 1 DiMarzio Transition humbucking; 2 DiMarzio custom single coil
Left Handed No
Strings 9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)

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Why register?

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.


Registering your instrument, whether or not it is covered under warranty, also provides a record that you owned that particular instrument. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed.

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