Ernie Ball Music Man Exclusive Run JP15 John Petrucci Signature Guitar, Trans Gold
Music Store Live is extremely proud to offer up our run of Music Man Exclusive instruments. These are limited, unique, and built by the best of the best over at Ernie Ball Music Man. The specs were all designed by our team here at Music Store Live and we picked out all of the woods and appointments, even concocting our own finish with their paint department.
Every aspect of this JP15 was carefully thought over to provide not only a different aesthetic option than Music Man's normal JP15 lineup, but also an enhanced tone as well. Our jaws all hit the floor when we unboxed this JP15. The figured Japanese maple top on this is beautiful and unique. We had never seen this wood before but it was mesmerizing and we were immediately drawn to it. It's like a beautiful marriage of flame and quilt maple. A roasted flame maple neck and fretboard continues to give the guitar the unique look we were after while also feeling absolutely amazing under your fretting hand. The roasted neck is divine and the fretwork is nothing short of spectacular on this. Stainless steel frets add a tiny bit to the overall brightness of the sound and best of all will last you virtually forever and won't develop divots if you do a lot of bending or press down hard on them. The black hardware seemed like an obvious choice to contrast the custom trans gold finish that we worked with the paint department to come up with together.
The JP15 commemorates the first 15 years of the Petrucci/Music Man collaboration and partnership. But it has endured on as one of the best JP designs out of the numerous to choose from. It feels thoroughly shred-ready but also has some immense versatility to it. It's not a guitar that can only do metal and prog rock, by any means. The pickups are powerful, but the Illuminators clean up very nicely as well. They're quite balanced and really give this guitar a lot of range. Of course, add in the piezo, and you've got quite the swiss army knife on your hands.
We are beyond thrilled with how this inaugural exclusive run is turning out. If you're looking for a guitar that's unlike what anybody else has... Here you go! Whether you are a collector, a fan of John Petrucci, or just a fan of an immaculately built instrument with searing tones that has some uniqueness to it, then this is going to be a must-have.
This Music Man JP15 is decked out with a great list of appointments that'll make this your go-to axe for every kind of playing. The body is African mahogany, and the Japanese maple top provides some nice crispness in the high-end. The highly figured roasted flame maple neck is gorgeous, lightning-fast and smooth as can be. The 24 medium-jumbo stainless steel frets will last longer than standard frets. Electronically, you'll find two DiMarzio Illuminator humbucking pickups. These beasts put out heavy, searing yet articulate and distinctly musical tones that'll let everyone hear the subtleties of your playing. There's also a custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo, so you can get all of those acoustic sounds you need without having to switch guitars. The Schaller M6-IND locking tuners will keep everything in tune, even after your most indulgent playing sessions. This is one of those "sell the rest of your collection" guitars - it has everything an electric guitarist could possibly want.
Special features in this exclusive JP15 are:
- Hand Selected Figured Japanese Maple
- Custom Trans Gold Finish
- Roasted Flame Maple Neck and Fretboard
- Black Hardware
- Clean Fretboard (no inlays)
- Model: JP15 Exclusive Run
- Color: Trans Gold
- Top: Figured Japanese Maple
- Body: African Mahogany
- Fretboard: Roasted Flame Maple
- Neck Wood: Roasted Flame Maple
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: 17"
- Frets: 24, Medium Jumbo, Stainless Steel
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Inlays: None (black side dots)
- Pickups: DiMarzio Illuminators
- Controls: Mag Volume (push/push for gain boost), Tone (push/push for alternate pickup configurations), Piezo Volume
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch (for magnetic pickups) and 3-Way Piezo Switch
- Color: Black
- Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo Floating Tremolo
- Tuners: Schaller M6-IND Locking
- Certificate of Authenticity Included
- Instrument Weight: 7.2 lbs
- Serial #: H01059
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Ernie Ball. This John Petrucci JP15 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.