Ernie Ball Music Man JP13 John Petrucci Signature BFR (Ball Family Reserve) 2017 Platinum Silver
The Ernie Ball John Petrucci series has always been known as the Lamborghini of shred guitars. All models are armed to the teeth with cutting edge features and are laid out with ease of access and ergonomics in mind. The JP13 is no exception to this rule, and has some features that are not present on every axe in the series. Hidden beneath the monochrome finish is a maple capped basswood body with a mahogany toneblock, and a mahogany neck. Cutting tones for sharp and crystalline leads are as readily available as thick crunching rhythm tones thanks to the variety of woods featured on this guitar.
Unlike this guitar's predecessors, the volume knob features a push feature that activates a db boost, while the tone pot features a push knob that features a coil splitting capabilities. From my personal experience, these features are incredibly helpful in all settings, but especially in the studio! Loaded with Dimarzio Illuminator pickups, these versatile pickups will do it all. If you are the kind of person who likes to flip to the neck pickup for solos to get that liquid-y tone, you will be pleased to find that pinch harmonics are still ready to jump out of the guitar on that setting!
Holding true to the "fully loaded" experience, this guitar features a piezo system that has a killer top end shimmer that (especially when played through an acoustic amplifier) that will leave you floored with its realism. The piezo pickups are mounted onto the saddles of one of the greatest non-locking tremolo systems in the business. If you are the kind of person who loves the chirps and roars that are associated with the double locking, Floyd Rose style tremolo, but are tired of dealing with the headaches of setting one up, this system is here to save the day! Comprised of stainless steel, years of even the most absurd and death defying tremolo work will not break its tough framework.
On note of stainless steel; the frets are also comprised of this tonally bright and resilient material. Even if this axe is going to be employed for brutal, downtuned riffing - the heaviest strings will not cause injury to the frets.
It is worth noting that this is one of my favorite guitars that we have ever received here at B&B Music. The ultra flat 17" radius, rosewood fingerboard is a shredder's dream, and feels like home quickly, even to those who are not used to that type of layout. The person who purchases this will absolutely have a "forever guitar" on their hands!
If you have any further questions about this instrument, we are more than happy to be of service to you. All pictures are of the instrument in question, and the guitar itself ships with the original hardshell case and BFR certificate of authenticity!
Ernie Ball Music Man JP13 John Petrucci Signature BFR (Ball Family Reserve) 2017 Platinum Silver Specifications:
- Condition:Brand New (New)
- Brand: Ernie Ball Music Man
- Model: JP13 John Petrucci Signature BFR (Ball Family Reserve)
- Finish: Platinum Silver
- Year: 2017
- Made In: United States