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Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar Arctic Dream

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John Petrucci says he's proud of this guitar that has everyone talking.

Featuring laser-etched maple that's finished to resemble carbon fiber, the Majesty guitar boasts a super-lightweight body with unparalleled fret access, DiMarzio voicing and an ebony fretboard with the Majesty logo (for Dream Theater's original moniker) above the first fret. Music Man's Majesty guitar was a hot topic leading up to the 2014 NAMM Show.

The Majesty comes with Music Man's Game Changer technology, which is used to enhance the switching speed of the 3-way and the piezo to HH switch. True to form, the audio signal is never digitized or modeled in any way, providing a transparent analog signal path for the absolute purist.

Includes case.

"The Majesty guitar symbolizes the very reason why I am so proud to be a Music Man artist. I had the idea for this guitar a couple of years ago but it is because of their innovative spirit and dedication to the art of guitar building that it is now a reality.

I wanted to push the boundaries of sound, feel, design, ergonomics and esthetics and from day one Sterling and the Music Man engineering team were completely on board and committed to the project. It's all about asking the right questions; 'How can we make this guitar sound and look better, feel lighter and easier to play?' 'How can we make access to the upper frets even easier, make the guitar an even more versatile creative tool while designing a modern, sleek and beautifully crafted musical instrument?'

Those questions were pondered and answered by head engineer on the project, Drew Montell and tested, tried and questioned again and again by myself Sterling and Dudley over the past 2+ years. Things that we learned and loved about my previous JP signature models were carried over such as the fast neck contour, fretboard radius and stainless steel frets while new additions such as the Game Changer circuit were added to make the Majesty even more incredible.

The preamp and volume boost from the JP13 that I absolutely love was also kept onboard along with my signature DiMarzio 'Illuminator' pickups while a complete change to the body design and the incredibly creative "Maple-Carbon-Fiber" laser etched top was added as a really slick aesthetic touch.

Lastly, the mirrored 1st fret Dream Theater 'Majesty' logo and beautiful pearlescent frozen paint make the guitar look like its ready to be wielded on the battlefield. Truth is, I can't put the Majesty down! I am so grateful that I am able to collaborate with the best guitar company on the planet and so incredibly proud that together we have created what is to me, the perfect musical instrument for guitar players. I really hope you get a chance to play one and am confident that you will feel the same!"

- John Petrucci

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: John Petrucci
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 17"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo Stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Custom JP
  • Nut width: 1.875" (47.62mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Illuminator
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Illuminator
  • Brand: DiMarzio
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: Yes
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/push volume boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom 2 pickup configurations
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone, piezo volume
  • Pickup switch: 3-way, and 3-way (piezo/magnetic)
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Piezo floating tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Schaller locking
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

Hear for yourself the majestic tones of this amazing signature model. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Neck measurements: 12" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (30.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94 cm long)
  • Weight: 6 lb., 12 oz (3.06 kg) - varies slightly
  • Wood: Basswood with maple top and mahogany through neck
  • Color: Matte, Polar Noir, Glacial Frost, Iced Crimson, Siberian Sapphire, Arctic Dream
  • Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo, made of black pearl plated, hardened steel with stainless steel saddles.
  • Scale:: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm) 1
  • Headstock: 7" (43.2 cm) Angled & Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 24 - Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" Fretboard: (57.2 mm) at last fret
  • Fretboard: Honduran Mahogany Ebony Custom JP Majesty Inlays Matte Color matches body
  • Tuners: Schaller M6-IND locking with black pearl buttons
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Construction: Through neck design Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
  • Preamp: Custom Music Man active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom 2 pickup configurations - .022F tone capacitor
  • Switches: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration;
  • 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector, momentary mono/stereo output knob (Piezo Volume)
  • Pickups: HH - DiMarzio Illuminators; Piezo bridge pickup
  • Lefty: No
  • Strings: 10p-13p-17p-26w-36w-46w (RPS 10 Slinkys (#2240)
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Ernie Ball Music ManJohn Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (15)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Recording (19)
  • Jamming (17)
  • Rock concerts (17)
  • Small venues (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely Maj-ical!

I rarely 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...Read complete review

I rarely 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!

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Nice but worth the price?

Everything about this guitar is beautiful, but there a few features that did not feel right with my peronal preferences.

First off I have never owned a guitar that has the...Read complete review

Everything about this guitar is beautiful, but there a few features that did not feel right with my peronal preferences.

First off I have never owned a guitar that has the high E string so close to the edge of the fret board,. If you look at the guitar front on you will notice the stings are not centred in the middle of the fret board. I found this to work against my play style.

Second, I could not lower the action below 3 mil from the 12th fret without getting significant fret buzz on the bottom E string.

Apart from not being able to lower the action without it buzzing, the rest of my complaints are purely personal preference.

The guitar is clearly a work of art and the craftsmanship is space-age like.

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Maj-ical!

By IHateUniqueMusicNames

from Wapakoneta, Ohio

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Pros

  • Ergonomic
  • Forward Thinking
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Sleek
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Absolutely nothing

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

I rarely 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!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Shredding Machine

By Sunny

from Alexandria, Egypt

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Pros

  • Amazing In Everything
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Nothing at all

Best Uses

  • Great Halls
  • Huge Parks
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

Simply and brief, it the most powerful amazing guitar have ever built on the planet! No place for poor comments, latterly its master built in every single detail from woods, finish and electronics, I've my Glacial Frost one and thinking for getting another 7strings one!!!

(9 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Poor Quality and Quality Control

By Matthewl0799

from Canton, OH

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I own a 2012 Music Man Axis guitar and it is hands down the best guitar I have ever played. The quality is the best I have ever seen. I thought the Majesty would be even better. That's why I swallowed hard and paid the steep price for the Majesty guitar. I waited 3 months for this guitar on backorder. When I finally received it, the first thing I noticed was a scratch on the neck pickup. Then, I found the coil splitting function did not work (no, I'm not kidding). And last but not least, fret buzz, fret buzz, fret buzz. Overall, the guitar had a poor quality, slapped together feel to it instead of the excellent craftsmanship of my Axis guitar.
The other thing I noticed is how Music Man has cut quality on their guitar cases too. The Axis case is definitely better quality than the new Majesty case. Side by side, the new case feels flimsy compared to the older one.
The Majesty sounded decent, had great upper fret access, and looked cool, but it isn't worth anywhere near the price they're asking for it. The guitar has turned me off to the Music Man brand entirely. I returned the guitar, got my money back and bought two other guitars. A MIM Charvel San Dimas and an Ibanez RG655M Prestige. The Ibanez is right on par with the Axis as far as quality goes. Perfect craftsmanship, sounds and plays great and not one bit of fret buzz right out of the box. The case is top notch too. The Ibanez is a better guitar for less than half the price of the Majesty.
The really sad thing is, the MIM Charvel I bought is equal to the Majesty quality.
I won't deny I'm a very picky person, but in this price range a guitar had better be perfect. Music Man dropped the ball on this one.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Modern Guitar to date

By IronHearT

from Cairo, Egypt

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Agility
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Playability
  • Solid Electronics
  • Tremolo System

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Hard Rock
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

Best guitar I've used since my Musicman Steve Morse SM-Y2D. I love all the sound spectrum I get from this guitar, full humbucking, split coils, and Piezo. switching is smooth. The tons is consistent all over the guitar, the bass frequencies are powerful and clear, 6 notes chords ring well even with heavy distortion. Amazing access to higher frets. Light weight comfortable to play regardless of how high or low you wear the guitar. I love using the tremolo on this guitar, although I prefer fixed bridge for all the obvious reasons.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smoothest guitar I've ever played

By joefacedt

from Provo, UT

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

    This is simply the smoothest playing guitar I've ever played. The build is incredible, the finish is unbelievable (photos just don't do it justice), and the sound is amazing. I really have nothing bad to say about this guitar. Another masterpiece from Music Man!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No Compromises !

    By Cayman

    from Birmingham

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Playabaility
    • Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

    The Majesty just does it all. The neck of this guitar so easy to play. The ebony fretboard is very smooth and the stainless steel frets are just the right height to make it very easy to pull off and vibrato. You can even bend the low E string on the 24th fret if for some reason you want to do that. The pickups and active electronics let you get any sound you want and the piezo sound is superb. It is pretty light but the guitar has a resonance to it similar to other much heavier guitars. The Majesty meets or exceed all of the best characteristics of all of my other guitars by itself. No Compromises !

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Guitar

    By RB

    from Stansbury Park, Utah

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

      I've been playing for 40 plus years. I've owned, and currently own, a lot of guitars. This is by far, not only the nicest guitar I've ever owned, but it's the finest instrument I've ever played. It's like cutting through butter with a hot knife. The action is amazing. It's so comfortable to play. Unlimited access to the 24th fret. I got the Siberian Sapphire, and it's beautiful. And the sound: awesome. The piezo pickup is a godsend. I tell you what, if you want a versatile, great sounding, easy to play guitar, look no further.

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      waste of time.

      By unhappy customer

      from Bath, Maine

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

      Not sure if I should flame Music Man or Musician's Friend. Guitar plays amazingly, sounds great, looks killer, but the input Jack cuts out with just a bit of side pressure. Even just bumping it lightly cuts out all sound. I returned the first guitar to have it replaced and waited for the backordered second one. Same problem. This time the original packaging g had been opened and the tags etc were missing. I'm thinking they sent me the same guitar after a brief and innefective shot at finding the fault. I'll be returning this for good this time. Will update after I call Musician's Friend AGAIN.
      I will also post a video of the faulty Jack.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Nice but worth the price?

      By Crimson Hawkmoth

      from The Belly of the Beast

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Outstanding Craftsmanship
      • Quality

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

      Everything about this guitar is beautiful, but there a few features that did not feel right with my peronal preferences.

      First off I have never owned a guitar that has the high E string so close to the edge of the fret board,. If you look at the guitar front on you will notice the stings are not centred in the middle of the fret board. I found this to work against my play style.

      Second, I could not lower the action below 3 mil from the 12th fret without getting significant fret buzz on the bottom E string.

      Apart from not being able to lower the action without it buzzing, the rest of my complaints are purely personal preference.

      The guitar is clearly a work of art and the craftsmanship is space-age like.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent guitar - one serious issue

      By Charles

      from Merrimack, NH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

          Excellent guitar in every respect, with one large caveat that others have mentioned. Tone, playability, aesthetics, and so forth are all spot-on. I seriously love this guitar, and my collection consists of high-end PRSs, custom shop Les Pauls, etc.
          The caveat is an intermittent output jack issue, which other reviewers have mentioned. The output jack occasionally cuts out partially or completely, in a way that's not consistently reproducible. I initially thought it was my cable, but six months and many cables later I've confirmed that it's the guitar and not my cables. This is a serious issue, which I hope Music Man addresses, because this is otherwise a fantastic guitar. I have four Music Man guitars (All JP editions: BFR 6, BFR 7, Majesty 6-string, Majesty 7-string), and of the four, two have quality-related functional issues. It's a shame, because they're all excellent guitars in every other respect.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great instrument at reasonable price

          By Rocket

          from St Louis

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Pickups And Boost
          • Tremolo Keeps Pitch

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

              1)The thru neck has unparalleled access to entire fretboard. The neck has a shallow radius, but I like it. You should play one before buying it, though, just to make sure it suits you.

              2) The pickups have the standard coil tap gimmick, which I don't bother with, because I like humbucker sounds. These are incredible with great cleans and distortion sounds. Very articulate, and no mud.

              3) Built in piezo that sounds decent. Let's face it - it won't sound exactly like an acoustic, but it is reasonable enough to let you leave the acoustic at home gigs at small bars, where there's no space for a bunch of axes. You can also get some interesting sounds by blending the piezo with the humbuckers, or even switch to stereo to separate the sounds, but I've not played with stereo operation, so I can't provide an honest review of that feature.

              4)It has a built in volume boost that serves sort of as a built in TS-9. It works, but they should have provided a variable level knob instead of the set screw in the back. I still use my pedal board for boost because of that.

              5) The tremolo stays in tune, no matter how badly you abuse it. I don't quite get how Music Man accomplished this without a locking nut, but they did. This Music Man keeps pitch, period.

              Despite some of the design flaws and limitations, I can't stop playing this thing, and rate it a 5. The sounds and playability are that good, and I love that I finally have a good tremolo without having to sacrifice quick changing of strings. Goodbye Floyd! Again, though, you should test how this neck radius feels in your hand before buying. It is different and suits me, but I could see how different guitarists would feel otherwise.

              This is a guitar that was 5 months on back order, and worth every bit of the wait for me. I've had it for a couple of weeks, and can't put it down - the favorite of my collection.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Playing with a work of art.

              By Big Al

              from East Boston.MA

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is a work of art.The craftsmanship is seldom equaled at any price. The action was so low without fret buzz that I had to raise it to my adjustments. This is the next evolution of the electric guitar and EBMM and Pertucci hit the mark of excellence with the Majesty. My only complaint is with such an expensive guitar you would think it would come with a strap, case candy and not instructions on photo copied paper. Also it was not supplied with tools to make the adjustments such as hex
                wrenches and so forth. I know it sounds like I am nitpicking but come on, this is a investment instrument.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                i would buy this product again

                By KRISH

                from Boston

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                unbelievable feel. Simply the best

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent Guitar.

                By Todd in Charlotte

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                  This is my first EBMM and I'm relatively happy with it as a package. Fit and finish is pretty amazing. Guitar plays really really well right from the factory and the look and feel of the instrument is ultra-pro. I dig the tonal versatility....I haven't used the coil tapping features much but use the piezo a ton. It mates really well with my Fishman Aura Spectrum. Neck is superb. Love the ebony, kind of a cross between rosewood and maple for feel. Dig the shape and ergo of the guitar itself.

                  My one complaint [4 stars instead of 5] is a pretty significant issue in my opinion. I cannot get the guitar to intonate perfectly. I have eight guitars in my studio right now ranging from 400-2500 and they ALL intonate better than the Majesty. My wound strings intonate perfectly but the plains require a give and take. In other words, if I am spot on at 12, my 5, 7 and 9th frets are flat. If 5,7 and 9 tune, my 12, 15 and 17 are sharp. This wouldn't be a problem if it was consistent across all 6 strings but because the issue is only prevalent on the plain strings, it causes significant tuning problems "somewhere" on the neck depending on which area you cheat. It's a real shame because it's an outstanding guitar otherwise.....it's been enough of a problem for me to put it down for extended periods of time.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best guitar in the universe

                  By Arshi_mh

                  from Iran

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands

                  Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                  Has a great feeling in your hands smooth playing . The high gain is incredible . The signature re of the Of the dimarzio pickups it's absolutely Great and it's a professional electric guitar ...

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing

                  By wurm90125

                  from Norwalk CT

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                    This is my 6th Music Man guitar, so I will preface by saying that I'm biased towards them. Unbelievable playing experience. Very light and comfortable and the neck is perfect for my hands. The neck joint is non existent, so playing in the higher register is completely effortless. Sustain is ridiculous.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    BEAST OF A GUITAR

                    By Greg G

                    from Douglasville, GA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great features
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Great For Any Situation
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                    The Majesty is by far the most versatile guitar in my collection. it's able to give me the bright sounds of my Stratocasters and the thick more dark sounds of my Les Pauls, then by engaging the boost it soars into the range of my high gain EMG driven guitars.
                    The playability of the Majesty is superb. With its super fast neck, this guitar just begs to be played.
                    If you are able to pick one of these up I highly recommend it!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Most incredible guitar I have ever played. Hands down!!!

                    By Drew

                    from Long Island, New York

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Effortless fret access (double cutaway)
                    • Endless variety of tones
                    • Fast neck
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Virtually anything...no lie

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                      I have been playing guitar for almost 20 years and I say with 100% honesty I have never played an instrument like the Majesty. I am the typical guy that goes on these websites and reads the overly positive reviews and think "this dude definitely works for Musician's Friend or something". Nope, because here I am writing this. And I have never wrote a review for a single product in my life, never was that guy. However I felt compelled to write one for this guitar. For live performances, you could use this guitar for a whole set due to its tonal variety and diversity. I have not put this guitar down since I bought it. While you play it you feel the quality that was put into it. This is no assembly line guitar. I could play this guitar and this guitar only for the rest of my life. Needless to say, GO BUY ONE RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The perfect guitar

                      By Garandprix

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                      • Fret Buzz

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                      I bought one of these elsewhere and it was amazing. I bought one here and had fret buzz on the low E and also the issue with the jack. EBMM has a weblink "how to setup your petrucci guitar" and after a quarter turn on the nexk relief wheel the fret buzz was gone. As for the jack, I endes up returning the guitar and the new oneis perfect!!

                      Thin neck, and fast due to ebony fretboard and the matte fisinh on the back.
                      Pickups are amazing, piezo is amazing run thru my fishman loudbix acouatic amp.
                      The shape and weight of the guitar are amazing.
                      String change is a breeze with licking tuners.
                      The floating trem staysin tune weel.
                      The inlays are almost 3d as they are more of a mirror material and you can see depth in them.
                      The knobs and switching are in good positions and quality electrinics.
                      Siberian sapphire and arctic dream are both absolutley stunning in person!

                      I wouldnt change a thing on this guitar and cant imagine thete is a better one in existence.
                      It seriously has it all. I was on the fence over spending this much, but after 30 seconds I knew Id made the right call!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Unbelievable!

                      By Ray

                      from Boston MA

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Amazing Workmanship
                      • Beautiful finish
                      • High Quality Parts

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • everything

                        Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                        This is by far the best guitar I have ever owned. The sound and workmanship is remarkable. They thought of everything!
                        Buy this guitar, you won't be sorry.
                        PS Musician's Friend's customer service is by far the best.

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