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    Luke 3 vs Luke 3 BFR

    Hey guys - I played a luke 3 BFR HH on the weekend for the first time and as you expect loved everything about it ... One thing I was surprised by was the weight of it, does anyone have experience of having both and the differences in weight (if any) and if the maple cap and tone block make considerable tone differences etc?

    Im defiantly looking at getting one.. just wanted a little more insight before I begin the hunt for one.

    Thanks

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    I have a BFR Burl that’s lighter than the LIII that I sold after I received the Burl. There isn’t any tone differences between the two with both having the same pickups.
    I think you will be happy with either.

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    Thanks @jibasscatcher - really helpful!

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    I have a LIII (full Rosewood neck) and a BFR. I don't notice any weight difference. Generally speaking the tone is similar but I find the BFR to be slightly richer sounded. Both are awesome
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)

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    Having had both I'd say the full-rosewood neck (on the fantastic olive-gold run) sounded much sweeter.
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
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    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise

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    Interesting insights! I have an all rosewood necked silhouette ... I like it but prefer the roasted maple feel, so it will defiantly be a BFR hazel or a bodhi blue .. first time ive used a floating trem as well and was surprised how much I was into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Jason View Post
    Having had both I'd say the full-rosewood neck (on the fantastic olive-gold run) sounded much sweeter.
    I'd be lying if I didn't say I prefer my Olive Gold HH/Rosewood to my BFR all the way around. But both are very very good.
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Majesty (Iced Crimson)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)

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    The rosewood necks are NIIICEEE. Though I don't really have much of a basis for comparison, as I only have one Luke III
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple fretboard / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood Fretboard/ 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Signature Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    The only RW neck I have is an Albert Lee, but it is incredible.

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