Ernie Ball Paradigm
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: I am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    7

    I am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.

    I have 2 Lukes.
    the first has an amazing neck but the second one has a much thinner neck.
    Can anyone tell me what the model is and why the neck is much thinner.I am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-img_0953-jpgI am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-img_0952-1-jpg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    4,772
    Those Lukes look both like standard Lukes (i.e. Luke IIs). There are small differences from neck to neck feel due to the hand sanding in the factory and some forumites here will say, like you, that they have slightly different thickness necks, but there was never a change in production dimensions.

    And welcome to the forum family!
    An Irishman in Paris...
    2005 LE Buttercream Silhouette Special

    Forum Rules and Useful MM Guitar Info
    Required reading - Forum Decorum

    Ernie Ball Customer Service
    Music Man Customer Service

    I do not work for EBMM. I'm just a moderator.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    2,112
    As DrKev said - it is a standard Luke II but with the optional piezo.

    I had one exactly like it (same finish and piezo) and I thought the neck felt small too - the V shape was more pronounced I think and that led it to feeling smaller. Great guitar and amazing sounding just the same!
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 SSH Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM JP6 (Mystic Dream Fully Loaded)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)

    www.TheseGuysLive.com
    Facebook

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    7
    Definitely not the same neck. My first Luke has a wider an thicker neck than this one.
    The strings are a lot closer togetherI am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-luke-jpg
    I guess its difficult to see, but i will measure the width of the two necks. and strings
    Last edited by alban.dunford; 04-20-2017 at 07:23 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    2,112
    I need to check my serial number tonight when I get home - wondering if that was mine I sold.
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 SSH Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM JP6 (Mystic Dream Fully Loaded)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)

    www.TheseGuysLive.com
    Facebook

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    9,705
    There shouldn't be any difference in the width - the necks are CNC produced to the same specs. But as Kev says, they're hand sanded so they can feel thicker or thinner, or with a slightly different profile.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    7
    I bought it brand new through Paul Bothners.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    2,112
    I wasn't sure. I thought "what are the odds". I sold mine to a fellow forumite.
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 SSH Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM JP6 (Mystic Dream Fully Loaded)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)

    www.TheseGuysLive.com
    Facebook

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,658
    Could one be counterfeit? From the pics, it almost looks like the blade selectors are in different positions on the body.

    Mike
    2016 PDN Starry Night Cutlass (Natural Headstock)
    2010 Barolo JPX (Piezo, Inlays, Matching Headstock)
    2007 Bahama Blue Sparkle Back BFR Luke (GC Exclusive)
    2007 Blue Dawn LE JP6 (Piezo, Inlays, Matching Headstock)
    2006 Dargie Delight Luke I (No Piezo, Natural Headstock)
    2005 Sapphire Black JP6 (Piezo, Inlays, Matching Headstock)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    7
    They were both bought brand new from a reputable agent.
    Luke 2
    Luke 2 with piezzo
    JP Mystic Dream

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    7
    Ok.. Thanks to John Quinn from musicman.
    They are both Luke 2
    I measured the neck and surprised myself.
    Although the neck is thinner ( the first Luke has a deeper V on the neck) the fretboard is the same.
    I must say it feels much thinner in my hands.
    The difference is only a few mm but the older Luke has this fantastic neck.
    The older one is batch no. 915 and the new one no.916 (1999 model and 2010 model)
    Luke 2
    Luke 2 with piezzo
    JP Mystic Dream

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    7
    I am trying to find out exactly what model my Luke is.-img_1481-jpg
    Luke 2
    Luke 2 with piezzo
    JP Mystic Dream

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    67
    One looks to have a thicker rosewood(?) top... Not sure from the photo. Which do you reach for more often- your JP or LK? Looks like a rock' amp you have there.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    7
    The light blue Luke is my go to guitar, but all three have a different sound.. depending on what i want to play.
    The JP is an amazing guitar but the Luke has the balls.
    Playing through a Peavey JSX into a marshal 4 x 12.
    It has a super clean sound ... but the crunch a lead channel are insane
    Luke 2
    Luke 2 with piezzo
    JP Mystic Dream

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    67
    Nice! Thanks Alban! I really like my LIII.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ernie Ball Paradigm