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Ernie Ball Music Man BFR John Petrucci JP15 7-String Guitar, Blood Orange Burst, Spalted Maple Top


Player's Perspective

This JP in Music Man's Ball Family Reserve (BFR) lineup commemorates 15 years of Petrucci/Music Man collaboration. The JP15 is more than just a throwback to one of Petrucci's previous models. He's actually using this on tour alongside some of his Majesty guitars. It's a beautiful design that Music Man keeps finding ways to renovate while continuing to innovate. This 7-string beauty is a breeze to play, even if this is your first foray into extended ranged guitars.

This guitar has that coveted Petrucci feel: The fretboard is perfectly consistent all the way up and down, and the strings practically play themselves. Bends are easy and intonate very well, and lightning fast runs come out cleanly and with plenty of articulation. The sound is clear and powerful, equally conducive to walls of distortion and crystal cleans. Upper register access is totally unrestricted thanks to a comfortable neck heel and smooth lower bout cut.

This axe is perfect for the Petrucci fan or anyone who's looking for a high-end, high-octane shredder that'll hold up for lifetimes.

Manufacturer's Description

Limited to 71 pieces, this JP15 7 with all black hardware features a translucent Cherry Burst finish over a highly figured spalted maple top and translucent Cherry red back. The highly figured roasted maple fretboard is outlined with pearlescent JP15 inlays and 24 stainless steel frets. Each guitar is hand-signed by John Petrucci and ships with a numbered certificate of authenticity.


Blood Orange Burst Finish

Flame figured maple top in a hand-stained custom Blood Orange Burst finish, with a translucent red finish on the back.


Figured roasted maple neck and fingerboard with white shield inlays.

ALL Black Hardware

Black hardware matches spalted figured maple top.



  • Description: JP 15-7 string BFR 2019 - Blood Orange Burst
  • Size: 12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 96.5 cm long)
  • Body Wood: African Mahogany
  • Body Color: Blood Orange Burst
  • Top Wood: Spalted Maple
  • Top Color: Blood Orange Burst
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester


  • Scale Length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
  • Neck Wood: Select figured roasted maple neck
  • Neck Color: Natural
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Fingerboard Wood: Figured Roasted Maple
  • Fingerboard Finish: Oil/Wax
  • Headstock Color: Natural
  • Frets: 24 - Medium Jumbo profile
  • Fret Size(Height x Width): .051 x .108
  • Fret Material: Stainless Steel
  • Fret Markers: JP shield inlay
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8" (47.6 mm)
  • Neck Width at last Fret: 2-19/32" (65.9 mm)
  • Neck Radius: 17" (43.2 cm)
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.735 inches
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.805 inches


  • Pickups: HH - DiMarzio Illuminators; Piezo bridge pickup
  • 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


  • Tuning Machine type: Schaller M6-IND locking
  • Tuning Machine Buttons: Black
  • Bridge type: Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo, made of black plated, hardened steel with stainless steel saddles.
  • Hardware Finish: Matte Black


  • Strings: 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46-56 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240 with added P01156)
  • Case: Music Man Molded Hardshell
  • Serial #: F85302
  • Instrument Weight: 8.2 lbs

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ernie Ball. This JP15-7 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Music Store Live is one of Ernie Ball Music Man's top independent dealers and is a part of the Ernie Ball Premier Dealer Network. If you still haven't found what you're looking for, we are more than happy to help you custom order your next Music Man instrument. Our gear experts can help guide you in purchasing the guitar or bass of your dreams. Call or message us for details!