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Music Man BFR Majesty Blue Steakhouse #5 of 102 602SM5100 749699103714 Music Man

Music Man BFR Majesty Blue Steakhouse #5 of 102


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Number five of just over one-hundred produced, the Music Man BFR Majesty in Blue Steakhouse is part of Music Man's strictly limited Ball Family Reserve (BFR) series of electric guitars. With the Ball Family Reserve, ordinary members of the public can purchase instruments previously only available to a few select individuals, such as artists and friends and family of the Ball family. Every bit as special as you’d expect, it comes supplied in a Music Man hard Case.

Visit us in our Glasgow store and a member of staff will be happy guide you through the acquisition process, including the different funding options available. We are internationally connected through Glasgow Airport, and only a short walk from Glasgow Central and Queen's street stations. Alternatively, buy online for fast and secure delivery to the UK and beyond.

Music Man BFR Majesty Blue Steakhouse with Augmented Spalted Maple Shield

There’s a palpable sense of awe when you first approach the BFR Majesty Blue Steakhouse. Surprisingly small, it nevertheless has an undeniable presence thanks to its provenance and immediately-evident build quality. The Blue Steakhouse finish is almost black, depending on the light, with astounding depth and lustre. Nestling in the middle of the body is the stunning Spalted Maple shield, augmented to bring out even more of its three-dimensional grain.

Any hesitancy at first handling of this guitar quickly dissipates; the compact body shows itself to also be perfectly balanced at the point where the thru-neck joins the body, instilling complete confidence. The closest inspection rewards with delightful details, from the intricately installed inlays on the tight-grained ebony fretboard, to the reassuring clunk of the switches. Flawlessly-finished stainless steel frets imbue the guitar with a sense of longevity, as do the highest quality Schaller M6-IND locking tuners. Classic aesthetics are assured thanks to the chrome hardware finish and cream pickup covers.

The John Petrucci floating tremolo is complemented by an additional 3-way switch (which flips between the twin DiMarzio pickups and discreet under-saddle piezo). Other controls comprise a standard three-way switch for the humbuckers themselves and three knobs. The first knob controls the magnetic pickup volume, with an additional push/push activated 20db boost thanks to custom Music Man active circuitry. The tone control also features push/push functionality, activating or deactivating the outer coils of both pickups. The final knob, operating the piezo volume, also allows you to switch between mono and stereo outputs.

The DiMarzio Rainmaker Neck and Dreamcatcher Bridge were developed specifically for John Petrucci of Dream Theater. John says the new Rainmaker and Dreamcatcher neck and bridge pickups are “the quintessential tone-monsters we’ve been working on together since our very first collaboration, and the end result is absolutely mind-blowing. From the moment I plugged in the guitar and played the first note, I knew that we achieved Holy Grail-level results. With these pickups, the Majesty’s inherent tonal complexities and beauty are brought out in a way that gives the guitar an expressive, intense, fearless, creamy, gorgeous, pure, unobstructed, and addictively powerful voice. It literally feels like the guitar is alive and ready to jump out of my hands!”

Combined with the piezo pickup, the end result is a guitar capable of both sledgehammer metal tone and serene chimey cleans. Whether bought for a collection or as a working instrument, the Music Man BFR Majesty Blue Steakhouse can't fail to impress. Signed on the back by Petrucci himself, this guitar is truly a piece of history!

Product Details

  • Model: Ball Family Reserve Majesty Blue Steakhouse
  • Size: 12" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (30.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
  • Body Wood: African mahogany with spalted maple top and mahogany through neck
  • Body Finish: All gloss
  • Body Colour: Blue Steakhouse with augmented spalted maple shield
  • Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 17" (43.2 cm)
  • Headstock Size: Angled & Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 24 - Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Honduran Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with cream binding
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Colour: Colour matches body
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck Attachment: Through neck design
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminium control cover
  • Controls: Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive 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, momentary mono/stereo output knob (Piezo Volume)
  • Pickups: HH - DiMarzio Dream Catcher and Rain Maker humbuckers with cream covers; Piezo bridge pickup
  • Strings: 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)
  • Case: Music Man Majesty Hard Case