The new Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP16 is a combination of the original Music Man John Petrucci signature model and later Ball Family Reserve models. Dream Theater fans will have seen JP playing this new signature model on the “Astonishing” world tour. The JP16 has brought back the contoured arm scoop, comes in high gloss Black Lava finish and, for the first time on a JP series guitar, has a new Floyd Rose Tremolo system…

The JP16 also features the return of the original scooped forearm contour which will provide many hours of playing comfort. First fret JP16 logo, stainless steel frets and a smokey Ebony fretboard are standard options on the ultra thin and fast figured/roasted Maple neck. A pair of DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy humbuckers and 20+ dB gain boost push/push volume pot provide the JP16 with plenty of sizzling tone.

“This is called the JP16 and it’s part of our anniversary series. Whenever we offer a new version of the guitar we like to do two things; one of them is keep the features of the guitar that are tried and true, but at the same time we want to offer something that’s new and exciting. This guitar has a couple of really cool things about it – one of them is we brought back the scoop. This was on the original JP6 the first signature model I did with Music Man and I haven’t had it on a model since. Also, none of my guitars have the Floyd Rose. For 16 years I’ve been using the Music Man bridge, which I absolutely love, but I wanted to do something different. Why not? It has a little bit different feel to it – a different sound, kind of brighter to the guitar”John Petrucci

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  • Model: JP16 6
  • Size: 12-3/8″ wide, 1-3/4″ thick, 37″ long (31.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: High gloss polyester
  • Scale length: 25-1/2″ (64.8 cm)
  • Neck radius: 17″ (43.2 cm)
  • Headstock size: Only 5-7/8″ (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 24 – Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
  • Neck width: 1-11/16″ (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4″ (57.2 mm) at last fret
  • Neck wood: select roasted maple neck
  • Fingerboard: Smokey Ebony
  • Fret Markers: Custom JP16 Inlays
  • Neck finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Neck colors: Standard – Natural with finished headstock
  • 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
  • Pickups: HH – DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy
  • Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration
  • Electronic shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
  • Controls: custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom 2 pickup configurations – .022µF tone capacitor
  • Tuning machines: Schaller M6LA in black finish with black buttons
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose® black 1000 Series Pro locking floating tremolo with fine tuners in black finish
  • Colors: Black Lava
  • Weight: 7 lbs, 12 oz / 3.52 kg – (varies slightly)
  • Left Handed: no
  • Strings: 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)
  • Country manufactured: USA

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