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Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Valentine w/Bigsby "Carmelo"

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Limited to just 55 pieces worldwide, the Valentine "Carmelo" BFR features a solid ash body outlined with attractive shell binding finished with an exclusive translucent butterscotch color coat. What makes this new springtime edition BFR unique lies in the newly installed electronics package showcasing a custom pair of Ernie Ball Music Man "Ranger" pickups. These passive humbuckers offer a full dynamic tonality with plenty of hi-fi clarity and chime. Coupled with a 5-way lever switch, this Valentine distinctively conjures up a wide variety of interesting tonal combinations. Another stunning feature is the addition of a vintage-style Bigsby floating tremolo. While dive bombs fans may not be thoroughly enamored, this tremolo is highly appropriate for subtle vibrato action whenever needed. A roasted figured maple neck with rosewood fingerboard is crafted with white dot position markers surrounded by a uniformed chrome hardware package. A James Valentine autograph adorns the back cavity cover, and each guitar is offered with a Music Man hardshell case.
Weight: 7lbs 11.75oz
Size 13-1/4" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 38-7/16" long (33.7 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 97.6 cm long)
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Strings 11p-14p-18p-28w-38w-48w (RPS 11 Slinky #2242)
Body Wood Ash
Body Color Carmelo
Top Wood N/A
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Neck Wood Figured roasted maple neck
Neck Color Natural
Neck Binding N/A
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Neck Buffed No
Headstock Buffed No
Headstock Color Natural
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width
Fret Material Stainless Steel
Fret Markers 1/8" Dot Inlay
Nut Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm)
Neck Width at last Fret 2-1/4" (56.9 mm)
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Tuning Machine type Schaller M6-IND locking
Tuning Machine Buttons Black
Bridge type Bigsby B5 Floating Tremolo
Pickguard Shell
Pickup Color Chrome
Hardware Finish Chrome
Controls 500kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 5-way lever pickup selector
Pickups HH - Ranger custom humbucking

          Brand: Ernie Ball Music Man

          SKU: EBMM-574-CRM-RD-03-CS-CR

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