The Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP13 is the newest evolution in the John Petrucci line of signature guitars. It incorporates a combination of the top appointments from all the prior JPX, JPXI, JP12 and BFR Petrucci signature instruments as well as some key improvements, including a preamp circuit and a solo boost…

Other features: sleek basswood body with a Maple top and Mahogany tone block. Bolt-on Mahogany neck with ultrafast profile, Rosewood fingerboard, 24 medium jumbo stainless steel frets and JP13 inlays. Schaller tuners and a Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo.

Music Man John Petrucci JP13

“I’m incredibly proud to debut my new JP13 signature Music Man guitar! Through experimentation while on the stage and in the studio, revelations both sonically and as they pertain to design have allowed me and the gifted team at MM to update and improve the features of the JP over the years. The 13 marks the first time a preamp circuit has been introduced in this guitar along with a solo boost conveniently accessed from the volume knob. The enhanced tonal range and openness is noticeable and welcomed from the moment you plug it in. I hope that anyone who plays the new JP13 enjoys it as much as I do, and with these new features I’m pretty confident that you will!”

– John Petrucci

Music Man John Petrucci JP13 features:

  • 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
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 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, 500kΩ 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
  • Left Handed: No
  • Finish: Platinum Silver

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