Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP16 7-String - Black Lava

7-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Roasted Maple Neck, Smoky Ebony Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Tremolo - Black Lava
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A 7-string Blend of Old and New Petrucci Models

Designed in conjunction with Dream Theater's John Petrucci, the JP16 7 blends some of the best features of John's original signature models and the guitars he's playing today. From the basswood body to the roasted maple neck and smoky ebony fretboard, Music Man used nothing but premium woods. You'll love the return of the deep arm contour. A set of DiMarzio Illuminator humbuckers can be run in multiple combinations to deliver everything from crystal cleans to over-the-top distortion. And the JP16 boasts a Floyd Rose 1000 Series locking tremolo.

Music Man JP16 7 Seven-string Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Premium tonewoods
  • Features built for performance
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series Pro locking tremolo
Premium tonewoods

The Music Man JP16 7's body is made from lightweight and resonant basswood. Because of its tonal balance and sustain, this wood is a favorite among players who demand harmonically rich high-gain tones. The roasted maple neck adds incredible stability and enhanced harmonic richness, while being figured beautifully. And the smoky ebony fretboard makes notes jump right off the guitar and has just enough color and figuring to really stand out against the guitar's darker visual character.

Features built for performance

Fans of previous John Petrucci Signature Music Man 7-string guitars will rejoice at the return of the JP16's scooped forearm contour. The thin-profiled neck is capped with 24 stainless steel frets for ease of playing and an increased lifespan. John's signature DiMarzio 7-string Illuminator humbucking pickups and the Music Man active preamp ensure you'll have plenty of output to drive the front end of any amplifier. And the push/push pots engage the onboard boost and additional pickup switching positions, putting a wide variety of tones under your fingers.

Floyd Rose 1000 Series Pro locking tremolo

Floyd Rose and Music Man are two of the most respected names in high-performance guitar equipment. And the JP16 is outfitted with a genuine Floyd Rose 1000 Series Pro 7-string double-locking tremolo system that allows you to get extreme pitch control without having to worry about tuning issues. The low-profile design of the 1000 Series melds exquisitely with the clean lines of the JP16. And the tremolo cavity is back routed. This offers you the ability to raise the pitch of your notes for deep vibrato effects and over-the-top harmonic squeals.

Music Man JP16 7 Seven-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • John Petrucci signature with a Floyd Rose
  • 7-string design offers low-string aggression and wider chord voicings
  • Lightweight basswood body delivers full tone
  • Figured, roasted maple neck is fast under your fingers
  • 2 DiMarzio Illuminator humbucking pickups
  • Custom pickup switching offers a plethora of tones
  • Music Man's active preamp boost will make your notes jump out
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Series Pro double-locking tremolo system
  • 24 stainless steel frets will last a lifetime
  • Smoky ebony fretboard
The JP16 7 offers the best JP features with a Floyd Rose tremolo.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape JP
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 7
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish High Gloss Polyester
Color Black Lava
Neck Material Select Roasted Maple
Neck Shape Thin
Radius 17"
Fingerboard Material Smokey Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Custom JP16 1st fret inlay, shield inlays
Number of Frets 24, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.874"
Nut Material Locking Nut
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose 1000 Series Pro Locking
Tuners Schaller M6LA
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Illuminator humbucker
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Illuminator humbucker
Controls Volume (push/push gain boost), Tone (500kohm push/push custom pickup configurations), 3-way toggle pickup switch, active preamp
Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046, .056
Case Included Hardshell Case
Manufacturer Part Number 672-BV-50-00

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