New John Petrucci and Albert Lee guitars

L-R: new John Petrucci and Albert Lee models

Ernie Ball Music Man has announced a pair of high-end signature electric guitars as part of its Ball Family Reserve range.

The Albert Lee BFR takes the existing Music Man Albert Lee signature model as a blueprint. Weighing in at just 6 lbs 11 oz, the six-string features a southern ash body with a book-matched maple top, a mahogany ‘tone block´ and a maple neck.

Available in Lee´s favourite Pink Burst finish, the model retails at £2495 in the UK. Check out this MusicRadar video lesson with Albert Lee.

The John Petrucci Baritone BFR mirrors much of the spec of the Dream Theater guitarist´s Music Man signature electric, but is the first Music Man to feature a 27.5-inch scale length.

Retailing at $4199 stateside, the Petrucci Baritone is equipped with DiMarzio pickups, an alder body with a book-matched maple top and a mahogany ‘tone block´.

In addition, selected Ball Family Reserve instruments are now available in tobacco, amethyst and emerald burst finishes.

For more information, visit the official Ernie Ball website.