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Ernie Ball Music Man BFR JP15 Guitar, Rosewood Fretboard, Butterscotch Burl

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New for 2023, here's another beautiful piece from the Ball Family Reserve, the most prestigious and exclusive collection of instruments from our friends at Ernie Ball Music Man - this stunning JP15 "Butterscotch Burl!" The JP15 commemorates the first 15 years of John Petrucci's collaboration with Music Man, but it has turned out to be one of the most enduring and popular JP models to date.

It's just like the JP13, but with an African Okoume body and a gorgeous roasted flame maple neck. 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

The 2023 John Petrucci JP15 "Butterscotch Burl" BFR features a unique combination of tonewoods that make it the gem of any guitar collection. The JP15's highlights start with a richly figured Butterscotch Burst buckeye burl top outlined with a thin rosewood veneer and loaded onto a smooth-sounding Black Limba body. The Black Limba body's backside is adorned with a distinctive, beautiful trans butterscotch satin finish. The neck combines roasted figured maple and a rosewood fretboard with 24 stainless steel frets. Like most JP15 models, this guitar features Dimarzio Illuminator pickups for the neck and bridge, a 20+ dB gain boost, and a super smooth modern tremolo with Schaller locking tuners for ultimate tuning stability. Limited to 100 pieces worldwide, each guitar includes a mono case, a John Petrucci autographed tremolo cavity cover and numbered certificate of authenticity.



  • Body Construction: Solid
  • Top Material: Buckeye Burl
  • Top Color: Butterscotch Burl
  • Body Material: Black Limba
  • Body Color: Trans Butterscotch
  • Body Finish: Satin


  • Material: Roasted Figured Maple
  • Color: Natural
  • Joint: 5 Bolt Sculpted
  • Profile: Very thin C
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.735 inches
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.805 inches
  • Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend


  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 17"
  • Inlays: JP Shields
  • Side Markers: Dot
  • Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Fret Count, Size, Material: 24, .108" x .051", Stainless Steel
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Material, Width: Melamine, Compensated, 1-11/16"


  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo, made of chrome plated, Fishman
  • Powerbridge piezo saddles
  • Knob Type: Custom JP knobs with rubber grip
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking


  • Electronics Type (active/passive): Active
  • Preamp: Custom Music Man® active preamp
  • Bridge Pickup: Humbucker - DiMarzio Illuminator Bridge
  • Neck Pickup: Humbucker - DiMarzio Illuminator Neck
  • Controls: Push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom 2 pickup
  • configurations - .022µF tone capacitor; 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration;
  • 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector
  • Output Type (mono/stereo): Stereo or Mono


  • Factory Strings (brand/gauge): 10p-13p-17p-26w-36w-46w (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)
  • Factory Tuning: Standard
  • Case Style: Mono Softshell
  • Additional: Includes signed tremolo cover and numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Instrument Weight: 9.1 lbs
  • Serial #: D00792

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Music Man. This BFR JP15 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.