Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty - Polar Noir

6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Tremolo with Piezo Pickup - Polar Noir
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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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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Majesty
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Top Material Maple
Color Polar Noir
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-M1-50-00

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Insanely thought of and well designed

I have been playing for about 25+ yrs and learned from some great players .. Up until now I have been a solid Ibanez player using the JP model for a few years in the mid 90's and then as the world turned I went to the Jem models and even designed a string thru model of the Jem myself..Even after my design and playing Ibanez I had to let it go , I had out grown in a way , I tried many models Kotzen Fender, Lynch ESP and a buddy brought his JP6 plugged in my rig and it was amazing but I have always sought excellence. I seen an article about a newer model in the JP line being a Majesty I bought one and my rig blows me away every time I use it.. I will say I read a review ( I don't usually write them) but I have to say I am working on buying a second one .. Now one thing I will add I do not play Mesa Amps however my chain is similar to Petrucci's set up with a few pedals and Eventide 3000 ,Fractal unit but I use a Carvin Legacy 2 (not a fan of the Legacy 3) but it sounds incredible all the way around and I am glad I don't use Legacy 3 because I don't need that solo boost channel with this guitar it has more boost and power with the game changer setup all I can say is Wow and a little more time I will have 2 of these in my rack...
5/5

Perfect

I've played a lot of guitars in 25+ years of playing. This one has me in awe. I sometimes can't stop playing it. I only happened on it because I bought a Mesa Mark V last year and was watching videos of that. I saw one with John Petrucci playing a Majesty and it lead me to the best instrument investment I've ever made. I first bought this with another vendor - but after 2 EBMM Majesty's that had some serious issues, I decided to give Sweetwater a try seeing I've had some recent good experiences purchasing through them.First - the pictures never do these guitars justice. They are much more eloquent close up. The first time you pick this guitar up you notice its light weight and ergonomic feel. Then you play it, and realize that sometimes a guitar does make a difference in your execution. It's almost like it plays itself. I've been battling arthritis in my fingers that has shortened my guitar sessions. This guitar, thanks to super low action and ease of access has given me many hours long sessions without discomfort. I will say this is the most expensive guitar in my arsenal right now - but I actually plan on buying another - because I don't want to be without it.Past the excellent playing is some really versatile tone. I'm not John Petrucci by any means, but I can have some of his tone. This guitar has lead to quite a bit of experimentation on my part - it has great response and everything just sounds so fluid. I've even gone into some genre's of music I rarely play - just because I don't have to switch guitars to do it. I don't think I've come across a guitar that can go from Blues to Metal to Folk with just a few quick setting adjustments. This is a very well thought out guitar that is fully modern. I just used it in the studio in addition to my Gibson SG - but the next time I go in, I will probably just bring the Majesty. Since I've had this one, my only want is to get another just like it as a backup should something go wrong. If your on the fence, just do it. Its worth every penny.
5/5

HOLY CRAP BATMAN

I'm a professional musician, I've been studying and learning for 30 years + now. For the last 3 years my main ax has been Music Man JP6. We've put in lots of hours of Rock gigs and and Sunday mornings at church. I love the tone, speed, and overall playability of it so much, from the chiming cleans to high gain screams of it. So I was hesitant to drop the money on a Majesty, because, yeah it looks cool, and the boost and coil tap are cool, but how much better than the JP6 can it really be, right? Needless to say, plugging the Majesty into my Boogie Mark V for the first time was an almost biblical experience. I was absolutely blown away by the tone!! It's like the JP6 tone, but SO MUCH MORE - more full, more rounded, more.. everything. This is the tone you hear in your head when you think of the perfect guitar sound. The neck on this machine is very fast, extremely comfortable, and the neck-thru design is seamless. I was soloing during a little jam session, and when I looked down I was playing up around the 20th-24th frets so comfortably I didn't even realize it. Kick on the boost or the coil tap, and you've got even more versatility than with the JP6, and that incredible tone keeps on kicking. It's just powerful. Even the piezo seems to be more full and thick, and the tremolo is an extreme whammy dream come true!! On top of all of that, it's lack of weight makes you feel like you're playing air guitar. I can't believe a guitar so lightweight has THAT kind of tone! To quote Ferris Bueller, "I love driving it, it is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up". You'll never be able to put it down!
5/5

Maj-ical Guitar Indeed!!

I never write reviews, but in this instance, I felt compelled to do so. I received my EBMM Majesty this Saturday and the guitar is an absolute revelation. Never, in my 28 years of playing guitar, have I ever found a guitar that I would ever rate a 10 out of 10, but I certainly would in this case……I own a EBMM JP6, as well as a EBMM JP13. Prior to getting this guitar, I rated them an 8 and a 9 respectfully. While superbly crafted in their own right, neither of these guitars can match the ergonomics, the sleek modern looks, the tone, and the resonance of the Majesty. The Illuminator pickups are smooth and fluid, but with all the necessary gain that one would require of a modern metal guitar. The ebony fingerboard is an absolute delight - its dense and smooth, and feels like butter under your fingers.As a special point of emphasis, this is one of the lightest, most compact guitars you'll ever find. The body is what I would describe as downright tiny! Comparatively, the Majesty's body width is 12" whereas the JP6 is 12 1/2" and the JP13 is 12 3/8". The neck is sleek and thin, the fretboard [at 17" radius] is essentially flat, but comfortable. The factory action is very low, with no buzz or rattle. Tuning stability is exceptional. Honestly I agonized for days about the purchase of the guitar. I know that the stock photos online are absolutely horrible [the guitar does NOT photograph well] and this has led to a very polarized opinion on the aesthetics of the guitar. Let me assure you that when you're in physical proximity of this guitar it is STUNNING. You honestly get an opportunity to appreciate the level of attention that has gone into the dimension and the shaping of the instrument - something that 2D photos can't capture.If you're on the fence trying to decide whether or not to try the Majesty, do yourself a favor…it is WELL worth the investment!
Music background: Lifelong musician
4.5/5

A Superb Instrument

I took a chance and finally bought this instrument. It plays and stays in tune perfectly. It has a wide range of tones available, and sounds great through both my Axe FX II XL+, and my Orange Rockerverb 50 MKii. I contacted Ernie Ball support regarding string gauge, and they informed me I may need to adjust the tremolo springs, truss rod and the nut slot, but when going to 11-50 strings from the stock 10-46, and tuning to Drop C, without adjusting anything, it was right on with the truss rod, spring tension, action and nut slot spacing. Music Man makes superb guitars! The only reason for the 4.5 rating is that the body feels slightly small, but is still very comfortable.
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