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Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar  

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Featuring laser-etched maple that's finished to resemble carbon fiber, the Majesty guitar boasts a super-lightweight body with unparalleled fret acce...Read More

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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
  • Super-lightweight body with unparalelled fret access
  • Game Changer pickup switching system
  • DiMarzio voicing
  • Ebony fretboard with Majesty inlay above the first fret
  • Includes case

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

SPECIFICATIONS

John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar

  • 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 - .022µF 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: 9p-11p-16p-24w-32w-42w (RPS 9 Slinkys (#2239)

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4.2

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

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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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waste of time.

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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Excellent guitar - one serious issue

By Charles

from Merrimack, NH

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Pros

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

Cons

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      Comments about 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.

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      5.0

      Amazing

      By wurm90125

      from Norwalk CT

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about 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.

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        (0 of 2 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 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.

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        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Poor Quality and Quality Control

        By Matthewl0799

        from Canton, Oh

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              Comments about Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

              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.

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              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Poor Quality and Quality Control

              By Matthewl0799

              from Canton, Oh

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Electric Guitar:

                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.

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                5.0

                Great instrument at reasonable price

                By Rocket

                from St Louis

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 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.

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                    5.0

                    BEAST OF A GUITAR

                    By Greg G

                    from Douglasville, GA

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                    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 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!

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                    5.0

                    No Compromises !

                    By Cayman

                    from Birmingham

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about 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 !

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                    (9 of 9 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 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!!!

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                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Smoothest guitar I've ever played

                    By joefacedt

                    from Provo, UT

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    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 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!

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