Just in time for the release of the new Dream Theater album we are featuring the new John Petrucci signature model, the Ernie Ball Music Man JP13. This year marks 13 years that John has been working with Ernie Ball Music Man guitars and the creation of a new signature model which can be heard all over the new Dream Theater album. John is a very demanding player and this guitar is jam packed with features to cover all of the styles and tones that he needs while in the studio and playing live.
The guitar starts with a basswood body, maple top and a mahogany tone block for warmth and sustain and has a 17″ radius neck profile for fast technical playing. The two main new features on this guitar are John’s new signature Dimarzio Illuminator pickups and the custom active preamp with a gain boost. The Illuminator pickups have great definition with a little bit more treble and tighter bass than his previous signature pickups. The active preamp and gain boost pretty much eliminate the need for an overdrive pedal or solo boost as the push/push volume control engages this feature.
Other high end features includes the super smooth two point floating trem, piezo pickup and custom middle position pickup wiring configurations. If you are a fan of John Petrucci and Dream Theater or are just looking for a super versatile electric guitar that can cover a wide range of styles and tones this is the axe for you!!
Size: 12.375″ wide, 1.75″ thick, 37″ long (31.4cm wide, 4.5cm thick, 94cm long)
Weight: 7 lbs, 4oz (3.29 kg) – varies slightly
Body Wood: Basswood with maple top and mahogany Tone Block
Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo, made of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8cm)
Neck Radius: 17″ (43.2cm)
Headstock Size: Only 5.875″ (14.9cm) long
Frets: 24 – Medium jumbo profile, stainless steel
Neck Width: 1.6875″ (43mm) at nut, 2.25″ (57.2mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Select mahogany
Fret Markers: Custom JP13 Inlays
Neck Finish: High gloss polyester
Neck Colors: Color matches body
Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons
Truss Rod: Adjustable – no component or string removal
Neck Attachment: 5 bolts – perfect alignment with no shifting; sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Controls: Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500k? push/push passive tone for custom 2 pickup configurations ? .022µF tone capacitor
Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration; 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector
Pickups: HH – DiMarzio Illuminator Bridge and Neck Humbuckers Piezo bridge pickup
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