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Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar  

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  • Model: John Petrucci 6
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
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A unique instrument with advanced features and great style.

The Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar has a maple neck featuring an adjustable truss rod and 5-bolt mounting to the basswood body for perfect alignment and no slipping. This Music Man guitar has a sculpted neck joint allows free access to upper frets. Its rosewood fretboard has 24 wide, high-profile frets. Schaller locking tuners and custom John Petrucci tremolo complete the hardware. DiMarzio LiquiFire neck and Crunch Lab bridge humbuckers specially designed for Petrucci provide the extended lows and stinging treble tones he wants. 3-way selector has a custom center-position configuration.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features
  • Model: John Petrucci 6
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles
  • Scale length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck radius: 15" (38.1 cm)
  • Headstock size: Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 24 - High profile, wide
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Select maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fret markers: Dots
  • Neck finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons
  • Truss rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck attachment: 5 bolts for perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
  • Controls: 500kohm volume and tone - .022µF tone capacitor
  • Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration
  • Pickups: HH - DiMarzio Liquifire humbucker - neck; DiMarzio Crunch Lab humbucker - bridge

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John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Size: 12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
  • Weight: 7 lbs, 4 oz (3.29 kg) - varies slightly
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Music ManJohn Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar
 
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Music Man JP 6 Piezo Pearlburst

I've had this guitar for about a month now and I'm very pleased with it, it's become my main guitar (over a Dean ML Time Capsule & Razorback Custom, Fender Strat Ultra,...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for about a month now and I'm very pleased with it, it's become my main guitar (over a Dean ML Time Capsule & Razorback Custom, Fender Strat Ultra, ESP Standard Viper, EVH Wolfgang). Overall I have to say this guitar is a great value and offers some great features. (1) The overall finish on the guitar is very good. The neck joint is very tight, the set up was good out of the box (action was "medium" and had to be lowered). (2) Pickups - first, get the Piezo. You may not think you'll want it, but when you try it you'll appreciate getting it. Overall the pickups on the guitar are very articulate. Not the highest output pickups, but that can be adjusted with your amp. Even at high distortion you can hear your pick attack and individual notes. I've found that the middle selection "humbucker split" (the bottom coil of the neck & the upper coil of the bridge pickup) sound is really nice. There is a volume drop when you select this setting, but the sound is close to a Strat with a little Tele twang. The output on the Piezo pickup is really bright and pretty high, which can be adjusted on the backside of the guitar. The Piezo really does give this guitar another dimension (note - sometimes when the Tremelo is depressed the Piezo will "cut out" on some strings - this is because the string is losing contact with the Piezo in the saddle and is Normal, as confirmed by MM). Overall, the pickups make this an extremely versatile guitar. (3) Tremelo - is similar to a Wilkinson. I have a couple guitars with Floyd's and this system is so much easier and is much better at staying in tune (and it doesn't change pitch just by resting your hand on it). The Tremelo has a metal cover just behind the saddles which is very comfortable for resting your picking hand. It's in a recessed cavity so you can also raise the pitch of the strings (unlike the EVH Wolfgang). Very smooth action; (4) Neck and FB - the neck was relatively straight out of the box. I've noticed some fret buzz, but my action is low, so I will have to adjust the relief. The shape of this neck is OUTSTANDING. It's a flat radius rosewood fretboard with a thinner neck. The neck is thin but not a Jackson type super thin neck. Its fast and very comfortable. The frets are high-profile and wide, but not super jumbo frets that make playing more difficult. (5) Body style - This may be the best part of this guitar! The cut out for your picking arm in the body is extremely comfortable and doesn't put your arm to sleep. The access to the high frets is perfect too. It's just very comfortable and easy to play. And it comes with the backing of MM - some of the best customer service you can get. They actually answer their phones! Last note - people looking at the EVH Wolfgang. This guitar has a lot more tonal features at half the price. The EVH has hotter outputs and the production quality is a little higher, but its twice the cost.

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A Sweet Guitar!

I bought the basic model ( no piezo) about a year ago and I still enjoy playing it. I love the neck and prefer strat styled guitars for the comfort. I didn't mind...Read complete review

I bought the basic model ( no piezo) about a year ago and I still enjoy playing it. I love the neck and prefer strat styled guitars for the comfort. I didn't mind the pick ups at first but I wanted more punch so I swapped them out for some Dave Mustaine Livewires. I play through a Dual Rectifier and now it has some punch power!!Overall I do recommend this guitar, the mechanics are great and the price is fair. That has got to mean something because I rarely hang on to a guitar for more than a year.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar

By Maytag

from NY

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

If the frets were done correctly, this would be a 9
Great pickups and tremolo; and one of my favorite features is the easily adjustable truss rod.
The reason for the "7" is that the fret ends were not smooth, very unusual for a Music Man guitar (this is my fifth one).
Compared to a US Fender Start Deluxe or a Les Paul, I have found that the overall quality and workmanship of the John Petrucci is superior.

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(3 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

music man john petrucci 6 string non-piezo

By Peter Popert

from Deepest darkest Devon UK

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

Really wonderful guitar. Still love the Fenders and Gibsons, but this can do both jobs.

However, for reasons mentioned, am thinking of trading one in for a 'Luke' . . .
Straight forward controls - rubbered knobs but with no gradation for volume and tone control and conveniently placed toggle switch for 3 position pickup configuration: 1. neck - warm but a little muddy for rhythm if EQ not pulling down the mids. 2. middle - 'out-of-phase-Stratty' sound, quieter. 3. bridge - bright attack.

Locking tuners are simply excellent and thus the whammy bar is a delight at coming back to pitch even after frenzy! For restringing, slacken off the lock and line up the hole (I'd need glasses anyway to thread a new string on any guitar), thread and pull tight and lock. Need to stretch well, but you would anyway.

I 'lurve' the feel of the neck, the 15" radius is fantastic but, with small hands, I do find the width of the neck (57.2 at last fret) inhibitive for 6 string sweeps or lower string arpeggio tapping.
There is no doubt about this. The first I had, I favoured over a Fender Showmaster, and came to depend upon its sound/facility so that with a broken string mid-song I was never happy with picking up the 'other'. When the time was right and I got the chance, I got a second - slightly lighter and with 'mystic dream' finish.
Truly an excellent, versatile and reliable guitar that looks, feels and sounds great. Have only had to replace the jack sockets, but use radio now and so no longer an issue!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OUTSTANDING!

By n7xi05la0

from Undisclosed

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

Ok first off, I never write reviews, however; I just bought this guitar today and have no choice but to give in and do so! This guitar is OUTSTANDING! As an Ibanez fan (which I almost bought a prestige S series) it's no wonder Mr. Petrucci is now playing one of these. The volume knob is out of the way from your picking, the switch couldn't be placed any better, the pichups are perfect, and the neck joint alows easy and effortless access to the 24th fret without the :withered hand" look lol. The entire sales pitch for this peice should be summed up in two simple words BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JP6 no piezo

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about 8 years ago or so. I went to the guitar center and after trying some similarly priced strats (fat and single coil) and some ibanez side by side I chose this guitar. The neck is very fast smooth and comfortable. Comfortable is this guitars forte. It's light, sits on your leg and doesn't move, it's balanced. The tuners are quality, the pickups are great, the bridge has tons of bite and cut, the mid has that strat single coil feel articulation, sensitivity and twang, and the rhythm position has great smooth full rounded sounds that really fill a room. My only complaint about this guitar is the tremolo system, I stretch my strings constantly, use the whammy bar lots but she still falls out of tune mildly, or enough to hear the difference after a substantial whammy move. If whammy bar is a vital component of your style I would sugguest getting a Vai or Satriani model with the edge tremolo because I hear they hold tune much better. (but can be a pain to set up and keep set up). Other than that an awesome guitar for a very reasonable price. If you can step it up to the more expensive model with the piezo do it because you'll have more tone options. I am kinda pissed at John for not making any pull nobs like the Satriani model to give you more sounds. Other than that awesome quality instrument, Music Man is also one of the last quality companies out there making guitars that rival the quality of the old days (gibsons and fenders) according to keith richards. Oh yea and the arm cutaway is a godsend for your picking arm, so comfortable, and you can rest your hand lightly on the bridge and it doesn't fall out of tune. A great guitar for a great price. Looks beautiful too, full of quality.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice guitar

By Anthony-gZ35H

from Long Beach, CA

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

Petrucci JP6 basic model. This is a nice guitar. It is made well, it sounds nice and it stays in tune well. I think the quality is higher than similarly priced famous name brand models such as American Fender Strats and American Gibson Les Paul Studio's. It feels kind of like a strat. The middle pickup combination on the three way switch makes it sound twangy which is a really nice feature. The neck pickup is fluid and full sounding. The bridge pickup is so-so (a seymour pickup will make a big difference). Ernie ball makes top quality instruments. I've never played a nicer, more well made guitar.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Madmaxx1134

from Northfield,MN

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

I have had many guitars. I have been playing for 21 years now and this is my main and one of my favorite guitars by far.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Music Man JP 6 Piezo Pearlburst

By JCMJOHNNY

from Newport Beach

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for about a month now and I'm very pleased with it, it's become my main guitar (over a Dean ML Time Capsule & Razorback Custom, Fender Strat Ultra, ESP Standard Viper, EVH Wolfgang). Overall I have to say this guitar is a great value and offers some great features. (1) The overall finish on the guitar is very good. The neck joint is very tight, the set up was good out of the box (action was "medium" and had to be lowered). (2) Pickups - first, get the Piezo. You may not think you'll want it, but when you try it you'll appreciate getting it. Overall the pickups on the guitar are very articulate. Not the highest output pickups, but that can be adjusted with your amp. Even at high distortion you can hear your pick attack and individual notes. I've found that the middle selection "humbucker split" (the bottom coil of the neck & the upper coil of the bridge pickup) sound is really nice. There is a volume drop when you select this setting, but the sound is close to a Strat with a little Tele twang. The output on the Piezo pickup is really bright and pretty high, which can be adjusted on the backside of the guitar. The Piezo really does give this guitar another dimension (note - sometimes when the Tremelo is depressed the Piezo will "cut out" on some strings - this is because the string is losing contact with the Piezo in the saddle and is Normal, as confirmed by MM). Overall, the pickups make this an extremely versatile guitar. (3) Tremelo - is similar to a Wilkinson. I have a couple guitars with Floyd's and this system is so much easier and is much better at staying in tune (and it doesn't change pitch just by resting your hand on it). The Tremelo has a metal cover just behind the saddles which is very comfortable for resting your picking hand. It's in a recessed cavity so you can also raise the pitch of the strings (unlike the EVH Wolfgang). Very smooth action; (4) Neck and FB - the neck was relatively straight out of the box. I've noticed some fret buzz, but my action is low, so I will have to adjust the relief. The shape of this neck is OUTSTANDING. It's a flat radius rosewood fretboard with a thinner neck. The neck is thin but not a Jackson type super thin neck. Its fast and very comfortable. The frets are high-profile and wide, but not super jumbo frets that make playing more difficult. (5) Body style - This may be the best part of this guitar! The cut out for your picking arm in the body is extremely comfortable and doesn't put your arm to sleep. The access to the high frets is perfect too. It's just very comfortable and easy to play. And it comes with the backing of MM - some of the best customer service you can get. They actually answer their phones! Last note - people looking at the EVH Wolfgang. This guitar has a lot more tonal features at half the price. The EVH has hotter outputs and the production quality is a little higher, but its twice the cost.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A Sweet Guitar!

By Hillbilly-klYKb

from Up North Hey!

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

I bought the basic model ( no piezo) about a year ago and I still enjoy playing it. I love the neck and prefer strat styled guitars for the comfort. I didn't mind the pick ups at first but I wanted more punch so I swapped them out for some Dave Mustaine Livewires. I play through a Dual Rectifier and now it has some punch power!!Overall I do recommend this guitar, the mechanics are great and the price is fair. That has got to mean something because I rarely hang on to a guitar for more than a year.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

John knows what he wants

By MusicMan3-PtJ93

from Lubbock, TX

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

I dig my JP MM to the highest degree.SUPER smooth neck. UNBELIEVABLY smooth.Great biting pickups. Piezo system is a must. The floating trem is rounded because John likes to palm-rest. . . so do I. It stays in tune so well. It is a pain to tune just like all floating guitars so be aware of that. But once you get it there... maybe a little Nut Sauce on the nut and bridge, it STAYS.The scoop cut vs. the traditional cut in the arm placement cannot be beaten. The action out-of-box is super low. you might want to raise the bridge JUST a hair. The only problem, maybe, is that when you play the 13th fret or so, it will fret-out on the the neck when you wail the bar.Great with Satriani's style too if you don't want the mess of a double locking system.The pickup selector system is great beause humbucker bridge (1+2) in the back position, Partial pickups 2+3 in the middle (unlike traditional full humbucker brifge+Full humbucker neck), and then the custom wound neck (3+4) in the front postition. Pretty rad. The middle position gives great Eirc Johnson tones. Overall: WAY UNDERPRICED! this guitar should be five grand...

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy this guitar

By Adam-ErEDk

from Cairo, Egypt

Comments about Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

I got my Petrucci custom model about a year ago in pearl redburst with matching headstock, standard inlays, and the piezo option. This guitar is the MOST versatile guitar I have ever seen, with the exception of course of some weird guitars out there a la Pat Metheny. This guitar has it all, switch to the bridge pickups for scorching metal leads as well as edgy riffs, move to the middle position for mellow chords or that special fusion 'flat' tone that sounds a bit like later-era Frank Gambale, or switch to the neck pickups to get that special smooth jazz tone.If you buy this guitar with the piezo option elsewhere (which I highly, HIGHLY recommend), you can not only get a sound that will make you throw your trusty accoustic guitar out the window, but you can also mix in the piezo with the magnetic coils to allow access to a wide range of sounds that really are not possible to get on most, if not all, guitars in this price range.Don't get me wrong, this guitar does not sound like a Fender when you switch to the neck and it does not sound like a Gibson when you're on the bridge, if you want to sound like a Gibson buy a Gibson, ditto for Fender, but if you want a truly stunning variety of beautiful tones, then don't hesitate to buy this guitar.

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