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Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH Bodhi Blue, 2018


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Here is an Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III HH model, built at the very end of 2018 and sporting a cool Bodhi Blue finish.

The Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III pairs an alder body with a hard rock roasted birds-eye maple neck bearing an East Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

For hardware on this Luke III HH, Music Man branded locking tuners by Schaller are at the head, with the very effective Music Man vintage style two-post trem at the body.

Electronics start with a pair of DiMarzio transitions passive humbuckers. These lead to a 5-way pickup selector and a 12db adjustable active boost giving the Luke 3 a wide variety of tonal combinations suitable for any musical style. The boost is powered by a single standard 9v battery, with a convenient battery access on the back. (This is an enormous improvement over the early days of active guitar circuitry, where the battery was often under the pickguard).

This Luke III plays very well and cleanly, and is in great condition with very little wear of any kind.

The original hard shell case is included.

Ernie Ball Music Man Luke III Specifications:

  • Model: Luke III
  • Color: Bodhi Blue
  • Neck: Roasted Rosewood Luk
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Size: 12-1/2″ wide, 1-3/4″ thick, 36-15/16″ long (31.75 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 93.8 cm long)
  • Bridge: Standard – Music Man® floating vintage tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Radius: 12″ (30.5 cm)
  • Headstock Size: Only 5-7/8″ (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 22 – Low profile, wide
  • Neck Width: 1-5/8″ (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-3/16″ (55.6 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Figured roasted maple neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck Colors: Standard – Natural with finished headstock
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable – no component or string removal
  • Neck Attachment: 5 bolts – Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined control cover
  • Controls: Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm passive tone – .022µF tone capacitor
  • Switching: 5-way lever pickup selector
  • Pickups: Standard – HH with 2 DiMarzio Transition humbucking;
  • Strings: 9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys #2239)

Price: $3,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Luke III
  • Year: 2018
  • Finish Bodhi Blue
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: G90388, dated to December 28th, 2018 at San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 25/05/2023

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.788lbs 3.54kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 647.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.603in 40.74mm
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