Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty - Arctic Dream

6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Tremolo with Piezo Pickup - Arctic Dream
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The Majesty of Shred

Never one to rest on their laurels, Ernie Ball Music Man and Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci once again bring a touch of evolution to the guitar world with the Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 6-string solidbody electric guitar. The sleek new body style utilizes a neck-through design to give you huge sustain and killer tone. Couple that with premium tonewoods, DiMarzio Illuminator pickups, a piezo tremolo bridge, and custom switching, and you have a guitar that's ready to rock any stage. The Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 6-string is the evolution of a long line of shred machines from this prolific artist and guitar company. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to learn more about this amazing instrument.

Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Take command of your tone
  • The sounds you need for any style of music
  • Floating piezo tremolo and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch
Take command of your tone

The Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty makes you a master of the tonal universe. Its comfortable, contoured body consists of a mahogany neck-through design with basswood wings that's topped with a maple cap - a unique tone cocktail that gives you wonderful warmth and resonance you don't expect in a solidbody, along with massive sustain. Another unique aspect of the Majesty is its laser-etched maple cap. Not only is it etched in the shape of a shield, but it resembles the cool look of carbon fiber.

The sounds you need for any style of music

Two DiMarzio Illuminator humbuckers - designed by DiMarzio and Petrucci - serve up a universe of tone that takes the Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty from chimey cleans through a wide range of delectable crunch, all the way to fearsome, face-melting shred. But there's more: a custom piezo floating vibrato bridge lets you engage in vigorous whammy action with absolute tuning stability, while giving you access to a range of gorgeous, nuanced acoustic sounds. Tonally speaking, there's very little this exquisite axe can't do for you. The guitar experts at Sweetwater love an instrument with tons of tonal flexibility, and the Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty is sure to please.

Floating piezo tremolo and Schaller locking tuners for perfect pitch

The custom John Petrucci Ernie Ball Music Man Piezo floating tremolo is constructed of chrome-plated hardened steel with bent steel saddles. With the flick of a switch you'll be able to get great-sounding acoustic tones from your John Petrucci Majesty, making this one of the most versatile guitars in your collection. The headstock is adorned with Schaller M6 locking tuners that make string changing a cinch. Just insert the string, tighten the clamp screw, and tune it up to pitch. Strings won't be wound around the shaft so your tuning will be reliable, no matter how hard you play.

Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty 6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Signature John Petrucci guitar with premium tonewoods and components
  • Unique body design incorporates a mahogany neck-through design with basswood wings that's topped with a maple cap
  • Mahogany neck sports an ebony fretboard with a 17" radius
  • Recessed neck heel gives you clear access to all 24 frets
  • DiMarzio John Petrucci signature Illuminator pickups
  • Custom-designed tremolo with piezo pickup for expressive playing with reliable performance
  • Locking tuners offer tuning stability and easy string changes
  • Stainless steel frets will last a lifetime
The Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty is a shredder's dream come true!

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Additional Media

Electric Guitar Buying Guide
Interview: Dream Theater's John Petrucci

Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Majesty
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Top Material Maple
Color Arctic Dream
Neck Material Honduran mahogany, Neck-through
Neck Shape JP custom shape
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 17" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Custom JP Majesty
Number of Frets 24, medium jumbo, stainless steel
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Black Melamine
Bridge/Tailpiece Custom John Petrucci Music Man piezo floating tremolo
Tuners Schaller M6-IND locking
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Illuminator Humbucker
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Illuminator Humbucker
Controls 3 x volume (2 x push/push), 3-way pickup selector, 3-way magnetic pickup selector
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 600-M5-50-00

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

Amazing

I have been a huge fan of John Petrucci for many years. I have also owned the JP6 and JP11. This guitar however, from my perspective, has blown the other two away. This is by far the most playable guitar I have ever had the pleasure of playing. Thanks to Derek Senestraro for giving me updates regarding the shipment of the guitar and for being there for all my musical needs!
5/5

Unreal

I was expecting this guitar to be good but not phenomenal. The pictures really don't do this beauty justice. It is so cool and gorgeous in person. The detail is top notch. It is balanced perfectly sitting or standing and is so comfortable to play. It's just as good as the JP models-if not better. The resonance and clear tone were amazing. I couldn't believe how much gain I could throw at this guitar and it still maintained its clarity.
Music background: 14 years
5/5

Amazing all around instrument

I was on the fence for months about dropping this much money on a guitar, but I have no regrets! Out of the box its stunning appearance and playability! Plugged in a fishman soundbox acoustic amp, it sounds lile a true acoustic. In a regular amp clean or distorted it sounds great, the illuminator pickups are amazing. The guitar size and shape are unbelievable, super ergonomic, super lightweight, but doeant feel small or fragile. The arctic dream finish is worth getting. Love the matte finish, especially on the back of the neck. The inlays and frets shine adding another excellent accent to the appearence. The ebony fretboard is smooth and fast. The cutout body and large upper horn make access to all 24 frets effortless. Do yourself a favor and go watch a couple youtube reviews of the features, its really an kmpressive instrument! I reccomend this to beginner and pro, if you can afford it get it
5/5

Sleek tone beast!

I've had the guitar for about 3 months and thought it was time to write a thorough review. I wanted to really put it through its paces before reviewing it.This guitar is a very, very special precision-crafted instrument. It literally sings with amazing body resonance (not even plugged in!) and it's instantly apparent that this guitar is working as an entire unit. My guess is that the neck-through design plays a large part of that. The Arctic Dream color-morphing finish is stunning. It looks like a blend of stealth meets high-end sleek. Finger prints are much less of a concern now thanks to the matte finish. The laser-etched "carbon fiber" shield adds a special x-factor to the look of the guitar. When people first see the guitar, it's always "wow" moment. The Majesty is the OPPOSITE of a vintage relic'd guitar!Plug it into an amp and you won't be able to take the smile off of your face. It has incredible playability and sounds huge and clear. The easy upper fretboard access is a dream to play. I've never played a more comfortable guitar. The neck is kind of thin and kind of flat - but NOT too thin or flat - it does not feel like a skinny 80's shred neck. Speed machine! The body contour feels very comfortable, nothing rubs in the wrong places. I notice the comfort contour especially on the inside of my right forearm, which would get sore on my other guitars. Last night I played one of my other guitars (Peavey Wolfgang Standard) which is also a very nice guitar, but it honestly felt uncomfortable compared with the Majesty. The Majesty's upper fret access and lack of a neck joint are easy to take for granted until you pick up a different axe and realize how amazingly playable the Majesty really is. The neck joint on my ol' Wolfgang feels extremely clunky now.The Illuminator pickups crush for metal with tight, focused low-mids with just enough top end "snap" and string clarity. The neck pup produces a liquidy, silky singing tone. Tap both pups and it gets a Stratty spank too. Where I'm really surprised is how great this guitar sounds at any kind of music I try. It even sounds perfect for cleanish bluesy licks. It excels at super clean tones when blending the magnetic and piezo pups.This beauty has 2 secret weapons... the built-in clean boost preamp and the piezo acoustic pickups. I use the preamp boost for most solos or standout parts of songs. Clean tones get a volume boost. Cleanish/gritty tone gets pushed into gain territory. Gain tone gets boosted into buttery, saturated, sustainy goodness. All without altering the overall tonal characteristics of the guitar. Which, IMO is better than having a clean boost pedal. The piezo pickups sound fantastic for acoustic-type sounds. The acoustic tones from the Majesty sound better through a PA system than my Taylor acoustic. Surprising, but true. Activating the piezos really blows people away (through a PA, NOT through a guitar amp, although the piezos sounds OK through an amp too). Folks cannot believe what they're hearing - they see this sleek electric guitar, but they hear rich, full acoustic sounds. What a blast!Being a lifelong Floyd Rose trem user, I was skeptical of the full-floating trem with non-locking nut/bridge. Don't worry, this thing STAYS IN TUNE, I think even better than my guitars with Floyds. Yes, even with heavy trem use. I'm shocked in a good way. The trem is super-smooth, perfect for subtle David Gilmour style vibrato. Or, go crazy with it - no problem.The jumbo stainless steel frets arrived perfectly polished with smooth crowned edges. No jagged fret wire. The jumbo size is awesome for easy, wide vibrato. One word of caution though... you can easily squeeze chords (especially open chords) out of tune if your fretting hand is too strong. This took a bit of getting used to, but it's A-OK now.Changing strings is a breeze, feed them through the trem from the back, slide through the locking tuners, clamp (lock) the tuners down, tune up & go! SO much faster than changing strings on a double locking Floyd. The locking tuners are rock-solid with a stiff, but still very smooth feel to them. Very high quality.A minor gripe - the position of the upper switch which is used for magnetic vs piezo pickups. When I do two-handed tapping, I have a tendency to accidentally flip that switch with my right forearm/wrist. Not sure what location would be better for that switch, though. It's a perfect location for regular playing, just gets in the way when tapping.After a month or so, the neck did need a truss adjustment to raise the action in the middle of the neck. This is super-easy thanks to the adjustment wheel near the neck pup. I do have one concern though. I think I reached the end of the adjustment capacity in the counter clockwise direction. It had enough to properly do the adjustment needed, but what if, down the road further adjustment is needed - that might be an issue. I'm not sure if this is a dual-action truss rod. Anyways - this might be a non-issue going forward.The guitar arrived in tune (not a big deal, but interesting). The setup had the action a tad higher than I would like, but that was fixed with a simple adjustment to slightly lower the bridge. The bridge posts need a hex wrench to adjust, which I much prefer instead of the usual flat-head screwdriver that is the norm on most guitars. Using a hex (allen) tool is much likely to slip and scratch the finish.Be warned, this guitar is addictive. Sorry for the lengthy review, hope it was helpful for you!
Music background: Rock guitarist for the past 28 years, home recording enthusiast.
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