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Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP16 Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar Black Lava

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The JP16 is a combination of the original Music Man John Petrucci signature model and later Ball Family Reserve models. Highlights include a lightweight basswood body with high gloss Black Lava finish... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The JP16 is a combination of the original Music Man John Petrucci signature model and later Ball Family Reserve models. Highlights include a lightweight basswood body with high gloss Black Lava finish and a new Floyd Rose 1000 Pro Floating 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 Illuminator humbuckers and 20+ dB gain boost push/push volume pot provide the JP16 with plenty of sizzling tone. Includes hardshell case.


  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: High gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: John Petrucci
  • Neck wood: Roasted Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed Oil
  • Material: Smokey Ebony
  • Radius: 17 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24 stainless steel
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Sonic Ecstasy
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Sonic Ecstasy
  • Brand: DiMarzio
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Switchable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/push tone control, Push/push volume boost
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose 1000
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Schaller
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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I can honestly say that I'm in love with it.

By Niko

from Fresno, CA

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP16 Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    So far I've been using this guitar primarily just for jamming. I will eventually use it for writing, but I want to nail its feel. And dang.... must I say it feels good. I don't have a single complaint about this guitar at the moment and it has honestly reinvigorated my love for playing again. While it was a bit pricey, I feel that it has been worth every penny.


    Amazing JP16

    By Sin

    from Los Angeles, CA


    • Thick dark tone and great highs. Neck fast. ++++


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    Best Uses

    • Metal

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci JP16 Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Im a 15+ years guitar player. Ive played a Custom LP for the last 11 years which have 490R pickups, hot and high output. the JP16 gives that same growl and then some. the mahogany wood plate in the center of the body which holds the pickups really resonate the strings correctly. its the least muddiest distorted sound I've heard. the dimarzio pickups work with this guitar perfectly. if you scoop out the mids on your pedal/amp you will get very sweet tone on the higher octaves. the floyd rose trem system is the key to not only playablity but tone as well. make sure you have the floating trem system set up properly. if you are buying this guitar for playing metal, which is what i bot it for, you will want the bridge lowered and straightened to a point where the strings buzz across the neck but does not come out thru the amp. that level of low-ness and the tone of the guitar changes from "more of an esp tone" to "more of a gibson tone" but less muddy. i mean less muddy is priceless if you ask me. it ll get you playing without mistakes in no time because the muddiness covers up mistakes, this guitar does not. trem stays in tune after the strings have stretched out properly so don't worry when you have to re-tune the guitar from the head for a week. after the new strings are stretched out, i guarantee you this thing stays in tune no matter how hard you jam on the whammy bar. seriously. you can select pickups and boost tone by i think +20dbs by pushing the volume and tone knobs. very nifty and handy to be exact bkz it eliminates the need for a clean boost pedal if you are using one. the roasted maple neck is not only slippery than I've ever seen it, but also thin and fast, very very easy playing riffs as well as high notes ease of reach is great. the pickup selector is very nicely placed right next to approx where your pinky would be thus faster to switch back n forth compared to if it was above the strings. Im outta space or i had more great things to

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