Sterling by Music Man John Petrucci JP150 Guitar, Neptune Blue Details
The Sterling JP150 is a John Petrucci signature model and is based on the Music Man JP15. The guitar provides you with the same playing experience and tones that Petrucci demands from his own instruments. This model features the inclusion of an active 12db preamp and ensures that you'll have a wealth of sounds to play with. The core body wood of African mahogany is highly valued for its resonance and light weight, while the quilted maple top provides a stunning finish. The JP150 features a maple neck that has been roasted to improve resonance, feel, and stability. The locking tuners alongside a modern bridge will add to this guitar's excellent tuning stability and intonation. Whether you are a Pertucci fan or not, this versatile guitar delivers a wealth of tones and an effortless playing experience.
The JP Range From Sterling By Music Man
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 a more affordable price point. The JP150 is based on the Music Man John Petrucci Signature Series JP15.
Wood Combinations Made For Tone & Style
The JP150 combines the warm tones of African mahogany with the stunning design of a highly figured quilted maple top, here in Neptune blue and also available in Sahara Burst. With the modern contoured body including a scooped forearm cut, the guitar is comfortable to hold and allows you to get on with the business of playing. The neck is constructed from maple which undergoes a roasting process in order to remove impurities and provide more strength. This leaves you with an incredibly resonant and stable instrument which will hold its tuning and setup extremely well despite humidity changes throughout the year. It also gives the guitar a wonderfully 'played in' feel and means that your left hand will glide up and down the neck with ease.
Easy Access Fingerboard
The roasted maple neck gives the John Petrucci signature both snap and resonance. With 24 frets and a flat 16" radius, this guitar provides an easy playing experience across the whole fingerboard. The 5-bolt neck attachment assists in reaching the top frets of the guitar, and the 25-1/2" scale length with the supplied .010-.046 gauge strings allows for easy string bends and an authoritative tone.
Active Electronics For Increased Tonal Options
The JP150 features Sterling by Music Man designed pickups and an active electronic circuit (requiring 9v battery). This gives you a 12db boost, accessible via the volume control, and can be used to cut through the mix at the push of a button; ideal for those important solos. The combination of humbucking pickups and the active circuit 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 JP100D features a Sterling by Music Man designed "Modern Tremolo" and is designed to provide smooth operation and an excellent ability to return to pitch after use. The guitar has high quality die-cast locking machine heads giving reliable tuning stability and allowing for quick and easy string changes. 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.
- Active 12db preamp for more tonal versatility
- African mahogany and beautiful maple top for warm tone and stylish design
- Locking tuners and a modern tremolo for accurate tuning stability
- Fast playing neck with 16" radius, 25-1/2" scale length, and 24 frets
- Roasted maple neck ensures excellent resonance and stability
Body Top: Quilted maple
Body Back: African mahogany
Body Shape: Modern contoured double cutaway
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Colour: Neptune Blue
Neck Material: Roasted maple
Neck Shape: Slim 52mm
Neck Attachment: 5 bolt, easy access joint
Neck Adjustment: Single action truss rod, body end wheel
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
Fingerboard: Roasted maple
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
Electronics: Active 12db boost (requires 9V battery)
Hardware: Chrome black
Bridge: Modern floating tremolo
Tuning Machines: Locking
Strings: 6-strings, .010 - .046