New John Petrucci and Albert Lee guitars

Ernie Ball Music Man announces Ball Family Reserve models

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.