The Definitive Albert Lee
One glance, and it’s obvious — the Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Albert Lee Tremolo looks, plays, and sounds like no other solidbody electric guitar. Now you can get your hands on the genuine article in a limited Ball Family Reserve edition signed by Albert Lee himself. It all starts with the finest tonewoods on the planet: a Honduran mahogany body and an Indian rosewood neck and fingerboard. In the electronics department, we have three custom-wound Music Man MM90 single-coil pickups with master Volume and Tone controls and a five-way blade pickup selector switch. For the ultimate in pitch expression, the guitar is fitted with a Music Man 2-point vintage vibrato made of chrome-plated, hardened steel with bent steel saddles. Handcrafted by the elite luthiers at Ernie Ball Music Man, the BFR Albert Lee Tremolo is is a very limited edition of only 50 guitars worldwide, so you’d better reserve yours now!
Supremely comfortable and versatile
With its unmistakable retro-futuristic design, three throaty MM90 single-coils, and vibrato bridge, the Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Albert Lee Tremolo is an amazingly versatile instrument that can ace any live gig or recording session. You have probably seen this unique guitar in one of its many guises over the years, but you’re in for a treat the first time you pick one up and plug in. Its angular body actually makes for a supremely comfortable and balanced instrument, whether you’re playing seated, standing, or energetically moving about the stage. And your fretting hand will savor the feel of this guitar’s proprietary gunstock oil and hand-rubbed wax blend finish on the Indian rosewood neck and fingerboard.
The P-90: dare to sound different
The Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Albert Lee Tremolo is spec’d with a trio of MM90 single-coil pickups — Music Man’s take on the classic P-90. We have many fiercely loyal P-90 fans here at Sweetwater. These guitarists know that the P-90 offers a unique tonal palette that is distinct from — and complements — humbuckers and traditional single-coils. Gibson’s first successful single-coil pickup, the P-90 can be heard on countless classic recordings. With its biting treble and high output, the P-90 cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar’s volume pot. It’s an amazingly versatile pickup with its own brand of grit. The P-90 is considerably more girthy than classic single-coils while being brighter, leaner, and less refined than a humbucker — and almost as hot. Hit your amp hard, and the P-90 really wails. Plugged into a proper high-gain tube amp, you can elicit grind, sizzle, and bark that would be impossible with humbuckers — or with other single-coils, for that matter.