Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP6 Piezo 2008 Sapphire Black

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This Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP6 with piezo pickup was purchased new and stashed.  This means that you get a nearly new guitar with no use on the frets.

The guitar is set up with amazingly low action and incredible playability.  Ernie Ball guitars always have beautiful necks.  The same is true here - check out the dark rosewood board and nice birdseye maple.

Comfort is paramount in this guitar's design.  The weight plays into this - the guitar weighs just under 7.5 pounds.  The lower bout arm contour is ergonomic genius.  The cutaway offers amazing upper fret access, and the neck heel design helps out here as well.  

Discussions online frequently mention that the JP6 has one of the best piezo systems available on an electric guitar.

The guitar comes with the trem arm and is enclosed in a Parker Fly gig bag.

Review of the guitar by

Lets talk about the general structure of the guitar; first of all, the design and ergonomics of the guitar is stunning. The balance is nearly perfect, no matter sitting or standing. Furthermore its arm contour with its very radical approach is so useful, i think. If you set your strap too low (same level with your knees, for instance), you may not notice its usefullness but contour works. Next thing you will notice is the relative lightweightness of the guitar as Petrucci's former Ibanez JPM Guitar. Set it on your neck and forget like a necklace :) The main reason of this is the wood choice of the body. Dont think it is the same kind of wood on the cheapo guitars. This one has more resonant, more natural type of basswood, probably american basswood (tilia americana). The overall boby contours are pretty cool The upper and lower cutaways are smarty and functional also. Furthermore, the lower cutaway feels excellent. It is very easy to reach all 24th fret register while the guitar has functional 5 bolt joint system.

Of the neck... Made from one piece of maple and the finish feels excellent. But this kind of oil/wax mixture on maple is very very comfortable, natural, soft, satin-like and non-sticky. This spec is one of the best and the most sides of guitar at the same time. 

The nut is looking "Earvana Compensated Nut System" and i really like the way what Ernie Ball do to their guitars at nut. They are dense, accurate and functional for stability of tuning, very slippery. This is another plus for the guitar. Besides the neck and body joint is so great. You still have more wood at heel like good ole strats but you can also reach the farthest frets very easily. Moreover, because of those 5 bolts, the guitar has clear neck accuracy.

The frets are very wide and high. Seems they are very similar to the Dunlops #6100.

The fretboard is qualified Indian Rosewood. Dark and tight textured. Very classy! Radius of the fretboard is little two inches narrower than his old Ibanez JPM. But still flat type choice due to have extreme low action settings.

And the bridge... I believe that the tremolo system is the ultimate weapon of the guitar. Specially designed for Mr. Petrucci. This is not a Floyd Rose or that type of floating tremolo. But you can do nearly everything that you can with a floyd rose. Dive bombs without going out of tune, the effects that John Petrucci does on the solo of "Under a Glass Moon ", soft vibratos... It works way better than Floyds nad much more comfortable for right hand positioning, hand rest etc. Moreover there are nothing to scratch your palm, nowhere to make it untune while playing if you rest your hand on bridge. And the tone is way better than unmodified floyd roses because of its big brass trem block with small adjustment allen screw for trem arm tightening. One of the smartest floating tremolos ever.

  • Color: Sapphire Black
  • Weight: 7lbs 7.7ozs
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Date/Code: 111908
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: White dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 24
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 15"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.72"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.80"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 37"
  • Lower bout: 12 1/2"
  • Waist: 9"
  • Upper bout: 10 3/4"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Original DiMarzio Crunch Lab
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 11.66k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Original DiMarzio LiquiFire
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 11.58k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Bridge: Original John Petrucci Music Man® Piezo floating tremolo
  • Tuners: Original Schaller M6-IND locking
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: Gigbag
  • Notes:

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