• Music Man Luke (LIII, 2013)


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The Music Man Luke model is the Steve Lukather signature model. Introduced in 1994 it started out as  a Music Man design. The Luke model had a Floyd Rose locking vibrato, 2 single coil/1 humbucker EMG pickups, volume control, 5-position switch, active electronics and came in Pearl Blue or Pearl Red finishes.

In 1998 the design of the Luke model was updated to better fit with Lukather's requirements. This Luke II model featured a Music Man vintage-style tremolo, Schaller M6-IND, locking tuners, custom wound EMG-SLV single coil pickups, volume and tone controls. Luke Blue (Light Pearl Blue) finish was introduced; Pearl Blue and Pearl Red finishes were discontinued.

In 2012 another generation of the guitar called the LIII (Luke III) was introduced with slightly larger body, rosewood neck and passive pickup configuration options (dual humbucker or HSS) combined with an active preamp and boost circuit controlled from a push/push tone control.

Piezo bridge is an option on this model.

Specifications (25)


Body depth1.75 inches body depth
Body materialalder body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway


BridgeFloyd Rose tremolo, Music Man vintage tremolo
Hardware colorchrome hardware
TunersSchaller M6-IND locking tuners, locking tuners


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Finish colorsblue finish, red finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck profileV shaped neck
Neck width1.625 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Tuner layoutfour-up-two-down tuners


Pickup selector controls5-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelEMG 85 pickup(s), EMG-SLV pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups, 2 single coil pickups and 1 humbucker pickup, single coil pickups
Preampactive preamp

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1994$1600newguitar-listErnie Ball Music Man recommended retail price.

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