The JP Range From Sterling By Musicman
John Petrucci's collaboration with Music Man has led to some of the highest performing instruments available for the gigging guitarist. The JP range from Sterling aims to reproduce the playability and versatility of these guitars at an affordable price point. The Sterling Majesty represents the pinnacle of John's collaboration with Music Man, and shows some truly innovative thinking in guitar design.
Radical Innovation In Guitar Design
The Music Man Majesty came to the public in 2014, and showed the world how far guitar design could be pushed. With the same sleek contours and modern features, the Sterling Majesty now brings these innovations to the masses at an unbelievable price point. The guitar combines extremely ergonomic contours with classic tonewoods, alongside active electronics, to give you an instrument that blends the classic sounds of the JP range with a radically new playing experience.
To live up its modern appearance, the Majesty features a basswood body which is renowned for being a well-rounded and versatile tone wood. The contours allow for an effortlessly comfortable playing experience, whether sat down or stood up. The guitar is inspired by race car design and should give you no barriers in order to maximise your playing experience. It features modern paintwork finishes, also available in Iced Crimson, and a shield design to incorporate John Petrucci's influence.
Easy Access Fingerboard
With 24 medium jumbo frets and a flat 16" radius, this is a guitar provides an easy playing experience across the whole fingerboard. It features a set-neck design which allows the most unrestricted neck access of almost any guitar, and gives the appearance of a seamless blend from guitar body into the neck, providing the ultimate comfort for the left hand. The 25-1/2" scale length with the supplied .010-.046 gauge strings allows for easy string bends and an authoritative tone.
Active Electronics Designed For Versatility
The Majesty features Sterling by Music Man designed humbucking pickups and a 3-way switching system. It also includes a preamp circuit, activated on the volume control, which allows you to effortlessly increase the output of the guitar at the push of a button for solos. This combination ensures that, just like John Petrucci himself, you will be able to achieve a wide variety of tones whether that be distorted riffing, liquid smooth soloing, or crystal clean picking.
Hardware Made For Reliable Performance
The Majesty features a Sterling by Music Man designed "Modern Tremolo" and is built to provide smooth operation and an excellent ability to return to pitch after use. The guitar is also provided with locking machine heads for quick string changes and reliable tuning. These features will ensure accurate intonation and, alongside an easily adjusted truss rod, guarantee that the guitar will stand up to the rigours of gigging and rehearsing.
As long time guitarist for the band Dream Theater, alongside many other side-projects, John Petrucci is well regarded as one of Progressive Rock Music's living legends. He blends a virtuoso technique with complex and well thought out musical compositions to make a truly individual name for himself. He demands the very best of his instruments to last through repeated world tours and recording sessions. His signature Sterling guitars are a reflection of his attention to detail and the high demands he places on his instruments, both in terms of reliability and versatility.
- Truly modern guitar design from John Petrucci and Music Man
- Seamless set-neck construction with no appearance of any join
- Basswood body for versatile tones
- Sterling humbuckers with a wide tonal range
- Active electronics for added switchable volume boost
Body Shape: Modern contoured
Body Finish: Satin
Body Colour: Stealth Black
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Slim 52mm
Neck Attachment: Neck-through
Neck Adjustment: Dual action truss rod, body end wheel
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Number of Frets: 24
Nut Width: 42mm
Hardware & Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Sterling humbucker
Neck Pickup: Sterling humbucker
Controls: 1 Volume w/ Active 9V Powered 12dB Push-Push Boost, 1 Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-way pickup selector
Hardware: Black chrome
Bridge: Modern tremolo - floating
Tuning Machines: Locking
Strings: 6-string: .010 - .046