The John Petrucci Majesty by Music Man launched in 2014 but it is not until now that it has been available in their great value Sterling line. Fitted with Music Man designed humbuckers and a 12dB active boost circuit this guitar has all of the great tones of its big brother but at a price most guitarists will be able to afford.
The Majesty is certainly one of the more striking modern guitar designs but it still retains a certain level of classic beauty but with incredible playability. The body was designed for ultimate upper fret access and a lightweight feel while still making sure the guitar is balanced and sits comfortably on you standing up or sat down.
Made out of Basswood the guitar is certainly lightweight and has a beautiful upper midrange that just works beautifully for high speed leads when running through a high gain amplifier. The Mahogany neck is then set in to the body to match the design of the fully featured Music Man version.
Music Man are well known for their digital switching systems and active preamp circuits that they use and part of that has found its way to the Sterling line, not something you see very often for this price. The pair of humbucking pickups you will find here have been designed by Music Man for great high gain response with plenty of clarity at every frequency range so even large, extended chords ring through clearly.
Plus with an active 12dB boost circuit inside that you get just by pushing down on the Volume control instant solo mode at your fingertips means you never have to be worried if you are near your pedalboard right before the solo kicks in.
Here's what Sterling by Music Man say about the JPM6
We are proud and honored to present the Sterling By Music Man version of the most original and innovative guitar design in recent history: the Majesty. Every graceful nuance built into the Majesty is a result of the collaboration between Masters: the Ernie Ball Music Man design team and John Petrucci.
Unfettered fret access throughout, perfect balance, ultimate playability are but a few hallmarks of this Signature masterpiece befitting the legacy of the John Petrucci Signature Series from Sterling By Music Man.
- Scale: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Neck Width, 12th fret: 52mm
- Body Wood: Basswood
- Neck Wood: Mahogany Set Neck
- Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
- Tuning Machines: Locking
- Hardware: Chrome
- Neck Joint: Set Neck
- Frets: 24
- Fretboard Radius: 16"
- Pickup Selector: 3 Way
- Pickups: 2 Sterling By Music Man designed pickups,
- 12dB Active Boost ("push-push" on Vol)
- Bridge: Full Float Modern Trem