Ernie Ball Music Man Ernie Ball Music Man BFR Nitro Dustin Kensrue Black Honey

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The BFR Dustin Kensrue "Black Honey" signature guitar features a stark black nitro-finished Okoume body beautifully adorned with all gold hardware. Electronics include a simplified humbucking-single coil layout with a stacked tone and volume pot, mono/stereo switch and a three-way pickup selector switch that elicits a variety of humbucking and single coils options. Other specifications include a hard rock maple neck with an ebony fretboard with white binding and white pearl block inlays. The neck also features 22 stainless steel frets, matching painted headstock, gold Music Man tremolo, gold Schaller locking tuners, and an asymmetric neck carve with a 10" radius. The neckplate is laser etched with a custom Kensrue logo to signify its Artist Series designation. Limited production of 50 pieces worldwide. Ships in G&G case with certificate included. 

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Instrument Size 14-1/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 39-1/4" long (35.7 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 99.7 cm long)
Body Color Black
Body Finish Nitrocellulose (additional notes above)
Body Wood Okoume
Bridge Music Man® Modern tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles
Controls Passive Concentric 500kohm Volume/Tone POT - 0.022uf tone capacitor; 3-way pickup selector switch; mode switch to bypass controls (stereo)
Fingerboard Ebony
Frets 22 - High profile, medium width, Stainless Steel
Fret Markers Atlante Vintage White Pearloid Block Inlays
Hardware Gold
Neck Attachment 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Neck Colors Black
Neck Finish Buffed Nitrocellulose (additional notes above) with cream binding
Neck Radius 10" (25.4 cm)
Neck Width 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (56.9 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Maple
Pickguard 5-ply black/cream/black/cream/black
Pickups Uncovered alnico StingRay RS bridge pickup & custom wound alnico neck single coil
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Strings 11p-14p-18p-32w-44w-58w (RPS Slinky)
Switching 3-way toggle, mono/stereo mode button
Truss Rod 5 bolt, sculpted neck joint
Tuning Machines Schaller M6-IND Locking
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Nitrocellulose Lacquer, or simply “Nitro,” is a coveted paint finish in the guitar world due to its beautiful aging qualities, its effect on the tone of the instrument, and its period-correct properties for the golden age of guitars. In many ways, Nitro is a more organic substance than modern Polyester and Urethane paints, and the lacquer drying process results in a thinner coating. For these reasons, it is therefore believed by the vintage guitar community that the inherent resonance of the wood is allowed to shine through best with Nitro. The distinct properties of this finish are important to understand as a Nitro instrument owner for maintenance and care purposes.

Every material used on a guitar will expand and contract with temperature and humidity fluctuations, but the wood will have the most drastic rate of movement. When the change in temperature happens quickly, the Nitro paint can crack or “check” because it will not expand or contract as quickly as the wood. Over time wood loses its moisture and shrinks, which can also cause the Nitro to sink into the wood grain or glue seams.

Similar to every piece of wood, every Nitrocellulose Lacquer paint job has its own unique characteristics. The environment in which these instruments live and the attention by the owner will determine how they age.

Chemical reactions will occur if the Nitro is brought in contact with certain Silicone, Vinyl, Plastic, or Rubber products. Be very careful to use the correct type of wall hangers, guitar stands, and guitar polishes to avoid degradation of the finish. Nitro disclaimers will usually be attached to guitar products for this very reason.

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