Ernie Ball Music Man’s new Luke III Maple Top 2020 guitar in Cherry Burst

(San Luis Obispo, CA – January 16, 2020) – Ernie Ball Music Man, the world’s leading manufacturer of musical instruments, guitar strings and accessories, is proud to announce the 2020 line of Steve Lukather signature model guitars.

2020 Luke III
Revamped with custom Music Man electronics, the latest evolution of Steve Lukather’s signature guitar features an alder body with a figured roasted maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. The HH model is outfitted with newly designed Ernie Ball Music Man high-output humbucking pickups. The HSS model, equipped with the same new bridge humbucker, also sports Ernie Ball Music Man’s renowned Cutlass single coils, providing players with amazing tonal versatility. Both pickup configurations are furnished with a 5-way switch and a 20dB boost push/push volume knob. The LIII comes standard with a super smooth floating Ernie Ball Music Man vintage tremolo system. Available in 3 new finishes: Olive Pearl, Fuschia Sparkle, and Ocean Sparkle. The all-new Luke III will retail starting at $2549 and will be available for pre-order June 9, 2020, and available at retailers beginning July 7.

2020 Luke III Maple Top
Featuring a light-weight Okoume body with a premium figured maple top and newly designed custom Music Man electronics, this latest evolution of Steve Lukather’s signature guitar perfectly fuses comfort, beauty, and tonal versatility. The HH model is outfitted with newly designed Ernie Ball Music Man high-output humbucking pickups. The HSS model, equipped with the same new bridge humbucker and also sports Ernie Ball Music Man’s renowned Cutlass single coils, providing players with a variety of tonal options. Both pickup configurations are furnished with a 5-way switch and a 20dB boost push/push volume knob. Other appointments include a roasted maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and a floating Ernie Ball Music Man vintage tremolo system. Available as a flame or quilt top in 2 finishes: Luscious Green and Cherry Burst. The all-new Luke III Maple Top will retail starting at $3199 and will be available for pre-order June 9, 2020, and available at retailers beginning July 7.

Lukather stated, “In our never-ending quest for tone and fresh sounds, the team at Music Man made new pickups that knocked me out! As we have had III versions of the guitar, the new Luke model is a fresh step forward in tone with their specially designed pickups. I love ALL the different MM versions of my guitar and use them all, but this new one is gonna impress! So many new sounds. Please check it out and play and hear one yourself!”

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