John Petrucci’s relationship with Ernie Ball Music Man dates back to 1999, when the famed guitarist and our design team collaborated on the very first John Petrucci signature model. The long-running line of guitars have been worldwide fan favorites and 2016 marks the latest in the series.

John says, “Ernie Ball Music Man to me is more than just guitars. It’s the love and support of the Ball family, the dedication to art, design, and the commitment to innovation and engineering. Throughout my 16 years with Ernie Ball Music Man, the evolution of the models in my JP signature line are a testament to those values. As I evolve as a musician, so do my guitars and my aim is to preserve the amazing features and specs of previous models that have been road and studio tested over the years, while also offering unique and exciting features in pursuit of developing new creative tools for myself and players around the world.”

JP16

We’re incredibly proud of our long history of success with John and the JP signature line. The JP16 “Majesty” is an incredible instrument and is truly worthy of one of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” (Guitar One magazine). 

John says it best: “This awesome collaboration between myself, Sterling and the Ernie Ball Music Man engineers is is what keeps us moving forward, pushing the envelope of new possibilities and it’s one of the things I value most about our long standing relationship.”

“This guitar is truly amazing on all levels.”

Take a look at some photos below, and head to our website to learn more about ordering: http://musc.mn/1NlsglC

JP Closeup 2
The basswood body comes with Black Lava coloring (opaque black with a deep brown sparkle), and is accented by a roasted maple neck, a “Smokey Ebony” fingerboard, and custom JP16 Mother of Pearl inlays.

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  1. I don’t believe you. Please send sample guitar as proof.

  2. Would love to play this..glad it’s back to a Floyd type trem…..

  3. Glad I got the JP15. this looks like a cheap “knock-off” version. Sorry, but Floyd trem? Yuck! Locking nut? A step way down. I hope this is just an affordable version of the guitar. I’m all for tha . If it’s the only version, big mistake. The JP15 spoiled me big time. LOVE IT! love Music Man, but this is not up to the standard I’m used to. I’ll bet John won’t tour with this model.

    1. I 100% agree. I own a Majesty and a 13. Only reason I bought them was because of a great floating “non Floyd” bridge, and locking tuners. Locking nut and that ridiculous string tree makes restringing majorly inconvenient.

  4. John says it best: “This awesome collaboration between myself, Sterling and the Ernie Ball Music Man engineers is is what keeps us moving forward, pushing the envelope of new possibilities and it’s one of the things I value most about our long standing relationship.”

    Wow, 16+ years to go to a non-Piezo, Basswood & Floyd Rose-loaded guitar… apparently “pushing the envelope” is literally pushing it from on end of the Office to the other to okay this “Sterling by Music Man”-level design.

    …are you guys *absolutely* sure you couldn’t put the OG Picasso Graphic on this model? It’s not exactly like much else is happening design-wise.

  5. I’d actually rock this model. Love the Floyd! Never was a fan of trems without locking nuts. Would have been better using alder or mahogany as a body wood imo. Will it be available with a flame or quilted top and transparent finishes?

  6. I have always been a fan of the JPs due to the fact that it is one of the only high quality guitars out there with a good floating trem and NO LOCKING NUT!!!! With locking tuners and a quality trem, a locking nut is nothing but a pain in the ass. Glad older JPs are still in production. This is now just another “me too” model.

  7. Totally agree with Steve above! I’m sticking with the Majesty or finding another JP13.

  8. […] My incredible, longstanding relationship with Ernie Ball Music Man continues to yield amazing instruments. With NAMM 2016 kicking off, I’m so excited to announce the JP16!  Check out all the amazing details of this instrument in this article on the Music-man website – JP16 Blog Article […]

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