Sterling JP70 John Petrucci Signature - Transparent Purpleburst

7-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Transparent Purpleburst
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John Petrucci's Seven-string Guitar is Primed to Rock!

It's hard to beat the Sterling by Music Man JP70 7-string solidbody electric guitar when it comes to amazing performance at a sweet price. This John Petrucci Signature model sports many of the same features found in top-of-the-line Music Man instruments. The innovative truss rod adjustment wheel makes it easy to keep your JP70 in prime playing condition, and Sterling's modern tremolo bridge lets you play expressively while maintaining rock-solid tuning. Plug into your favorite amplifier, and you'll command a wide range of tone from mild and mellow to maniacal. At Sweetwater, we think your guitar should be ready to work as hard as you do, and that's why we like the Sterling by Music Man JP70.

Sterling by Music Man JP70 7-string Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Locking tuners and modern tremolo for expressive, stable performance
  • Easily adjustable truss rod ensures a lifetime of great performance
  • Performance meets value with Sterling by Music Man
Locking tuners and modern tremolo for expressive, stable performance

Sterling didn't stop at adding an ultra-stable modern tremolo bridge to the JP70 - they also gave you locking tuners for maximum reliability. Even if you're playing as expressively as John Petrucci, the JP70 has exceptional tuning stability. That means you'll spend less time at gigs re-tuning and more time rocking out.

Easily adjustable truss rod ensures a lifetime of great performance

Sterling by Music Man guitars like this JP70 sport their innovative truss rod adjustment wheel, which makes it easy to fine-tune the neck. Just take anything small like an Allen wrench, a nail, a small screwdriver, etc., and poke it into the truss rod adjustment wheel. Turn the wheel a bit at a time until your neck feels just right, and your JP70 will be ready to rock. You won't have to do it often, but this innovative feature just goes to show you that Sterling by Music Man instruments are made for hard-working and hard-playing musicians.

Performance meets value with Sterling by Music Man

Sterling by Music Man brings you the the quality you expect in a Music Man guitar at an musician-friendly price. Sterling offers authentic and accurate versions of many of the Music Man guitar and bass models including this JP70 John Petrucci signature model. Music Man's head luthier Dudley Gimpel worked to ensure that these guitars and basses are as close to the originals as possible. You'll be amazed at the value, feel, and playability of Sterling by Music Man.

Sterling by Music Man JP70 7-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • John Petrucci Signature seven-string electric guitar
  • Rosewood fretboard has an ultra-flat 16" radius for lightning-fast fretwork
  • Locking tuners help keep your tuning stable even when using the tremolo
  • Dual Sterling by Music Man Design humbuckers give you a wide tonal range
  • Gig bag included
Get maximum value and a rockin' guitar with the Sterling by Music Man JP70!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape JP
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 7
Body Material Basswood
Color Transparent Purpleburst
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 16" radius
Fingerboard Inlay JP Shield Inlays
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.97"
Bridge/Tailpiece Recessed Modern Tremolo
Tuners Locking Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Sterling by Music Man Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Sterling by Music Man Humbucker
Controls Volume, Tone, 3-way selector
Strings Ernie Ball Regular Slinky, (.010-.056)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number JP70-TPB

Customer Reviews

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5/5

JP70

Out of the 20+ guitars I've owned over the last 15 years, this is my first seven string, and my first guitar buying without at least playing one like it (3rd or 4th time buying from sweetwater) and I gotta say, I'm impressed. I've owned it for almost 2 months and I'm in the studio with it right now. First of all, it looks great. Photos don't do it justice. I have the purpleburst and variation with different lighting situations is awesome. Neck and body is very comfortable. In general, I like a fat/thick neck which is kind of odd for a metal player, but this is a thin, but very solid feeling neck and feels great for fast playing. It's a very well balanced and comfortable guitar. Plus, the pickup selector is in an awesome location The trem works well. I don't go nuts with it though and it does everything I want to do with it without any complaints. Stays in tune remarkably well. While the setup from sweetwater was good, I did change the strings and adjusted things to my liking the day I got it. Very happy with it though Now the pickups. This is the only part I don't like the guitar. They are extremely average in my opinion. They're fine for a good, big heavy sound. They lack depth in my opinion though and do not sound good on clean tones. I'll be changing them out soon because they don't match in quality compared to the rest of the guitar. For the price, I don't think you can beat it. It plays so so nicely and is a workhorse. It'll be one I keep in my plethora of guitars for a long time I feel like. Even with these so-so pickups, 10/10 recommend.
5/5

JP70

Out of the 20+ guitars I've owned over the last 15 years, this is my first seven string, and my first guitar buying without at least playing one like it (3rd or 4th time buying from sweetwater) and I gotta say, I'm impressed. I've owned it for almost 2 months and I'm in the studio with it right now. First of all, it looks great. Photos don't do it justice. I have the purpleburst and variation with different lighting situations is awesome. Neck and body is very comfortable. In general, I like a fat/thick neck which is kind of odd for a metal player, but this is a thin, but very solid feeling neck and feels great for fast playing. It's a very well balanced and comfortable guitar. Plus, the pickup selector is in an awesome location The trem works well. I don't go nuts with it though and it does everything I want to do with it without any complaints. Stays in tune remarkably well. While the setup from sweetwater was good, I did change the strings and adjusted things to my liking the day I got it. Very happy with it though Now the pickups. This is the only part I don't like the guitar. They are extremely average in my opinion. They're fine for a good, big heavy sound. They lack depth in my opinion though and do not sound good on clean tones. I'll be changing them out soon because they don't match in quality compared to the rest of the guitar. For the price, I don't think you can beat it. It plays so so nicely and is a workhorse. It'll be one I keep in my plethora of guitars for a long time I feel like. Even with these so-so pickups, 10/10 recommend.
5/5

Only an EBMM beats it

I've had this guitar for a month or two now and I fully believe that only the EBMM JP series beats it. I changed strings the week after I got it and since I've put them on it hasn't gone out of tune, regardless of how much I use the trem. The trem is by far the best modern trem I've ever seen, its extremely easy to tune and holds tune unbelievably well. The pickups, while not the Crunchlab/ Liquifire set are still very good, the notes are clear with distortion, and rich on a clean channel. Its also extremely comfortable to play, the neck is fast and thin (better than any Ibanez or Jackson) and the high fret access is amazing, my hands are kind of big so most guitars are extremely uncomfortable to use the high frets, the bigger cut-away makes it way to easy to reach it.
4.5/5

JP70 purpleburst

Very good quality for the price. Plays very well. Trem performs well unless you go completely nuts with it. The sweetwater setup was great for me out of the box. Love the pickup selector placement. I have no plans to replace the pickups at this point. Be aware that the fretboard radius is very flat, however
Music background: Hobbyist

Sweetwater Advice

Casey Gerlach

The super-flat neck radius on the JP70 lets me shred and fret, while the 7th string gives me a more full range of notation that really opens up a creative flow while writing new music. From the comfortable body profile to the super-ergonomic inline controls, everything on this guitar points to supreme playability.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Sterling, Sterling 7-string Guitars, Sterling Solidbody Guitars