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2013 Ernie Ball Music Man Luke II Steve Lukather Signature, Candy Red w/ Headstock


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Up for sale, a 2013 Ernie Ball Music Man Luke II in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. A rare example finished in Candy Red with matching headstock, this second iteration of Music Man's Steve Lukather signature model is loaded with an HSS EMG pickup set.

Tonewoods include an alder body, figured maple neck, and 22 fret slab rosewood fingerboard, and the EMG pickups offer a broad, articulate range of tones. The 85 bridge position humbucker is a powerful pickup with exceptional tone and versatility. The Alnico magnets provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones well-suited to everything from the blues to the most extreme metal. The SLV single coils in the middle and neck positions are similar to the SAV pickup, offering increased coil windings for a meatier tone. Flat Alnico V pole pieces (not a bar) are hidden under the solid cover, and the pole pieces' proximity to the strings delivers more output and punchier attack. The Luke II weighs 7lbs 10oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a soft V-shaped profile carve with faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .815" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 12th. The neck profile has Music Man's proprietary gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend, highlighting broad flame and birdseye figuring in the maple that extends the length of the profile. The rosewood slab fretboard has a 12" radius, and the wide, low profile fretwire is flawless, playing cleanly up the straight neck and 25 1/2" scale. The compensated nut measures 1 5/8" in width, and the Candy Red-finished headstock features Schaller M6 locking tuning machines that offer ideal stability.

All of the electronics function flawlessly, with the EMG pickup set governed by a five-way pickup selector switch and Master Volume and Tone knobs. The two-point Music Man vibrato has hardened steel saddles and a very smooth response for quick flutters and deeper dives. The chrome plating on the hardware shines like new, and the Candy Red gloss finish is stunningly well-kept. The instrument is like-new save for one tiny finish scratch at the edge of the belly contour on the back (faint enough to not appear in the images). The finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A modern molded hardshell case is included.