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The Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar has a maple neck featuring an adjustable truss rod and 5-bolt mounting to the basswood body for perfect alignment and no slipping. This Music Man guitar h... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar has a maple neck featuring an adjustable truss rod and 5-bolt mounting to the basswood body for perfect alignment and no slipping. This Music Man guitar has a sculpted neck joint allows free access to upper frets. Its rosewood fretboard has 24 wide, high-profile frets. Schaller locking tuners and custom John Petrucci tremolo complete the hardware. DiMarzio LiquiFire neck and Crunch Lab bridge humbuckers specially designed for Petrucci provide the extended lows and stinging treble tones he wants. 3-way selector has a custom center-position configuration.

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Features
  • Model: John Petrucci 6
  • Body Wood: Basswood
  • Body Finish: High gloss polyester
  • Bridge: Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo of chrome plated, hardened steel with solid steel saddles
  • Scale length: 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck radius: 15" (38.1 cm)
  • Headstock size: Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
  • Frets: 24 - High profile, wide
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
  • Neck Wood: Select maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fret markers: Dots
  • Neck finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons
  • Truss rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
  • Neck attachment: 5 bolts for perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
  • Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
  • Controls: 500kohm volume and tone - .022F tone capacitor
  • Switching: 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration
  • Pickups: HH - DiMarzio Liquifire humbucker - neck; DiMarzio Crunch Lab humbucker - bridge
Specifications
  • Size: 12-1/2" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.8 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
    Weight: 7 lbs, 4 oz (3.29 kg) - varies slightly
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Ernie Ball Music ManJohn Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 98 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

JP6 no piezo

I bought this guitar about 8 years ago or so. I went to the guitar center and after trying some similarly priced strats (fat and single coil) and some ibanez side by side...Read complete review

I bought this guitar about 8 years ago or so. I went to the guitar center and after trying some similarly priced strats (fat and single coil) and some ibanez side by side I chose this guitar. The neck is very fast smooth and comfortable. Comfortable is this guitars forte. It's light, sits on your leg and doesn't move, it's balanced. The tuners are quality, the pickups are great, the bridge has tons of bite and cut, the mid has that strat single coil feel articulation, sensitivity and twang, and the rhythm position has great smooth full rounded sounds that really fill a room. My only complaint about this guitar is the tremolo system, I stretch my strings constantly, use the whammy bar lots but she still falls out of tune mildly, or enough to hear the difference after a substantial whammy move. If whammy bar is a vital component of your style I would sugguest getting a Vai or Satriani model with the edge tremolo because I hear they hold tune much better. (but can be a pain to set up and keep set up). Other than that an awesome guitar for a very reasonable price. If you can step it up to the more expensive model with the piezo do it because you'll have more tone options. I am kinda pissed at John for not making any pull nobs like the Satriani model to give you more sounds. Other than that awesome quality instrument, Music Man is also one of the last quality companies out there making guitars that rival the quality of the old days (gibsons and fenders) according to keith richards. Oh yea and the arm cutaway is a godsend for your picking arm, so comfortable, and you can rest your hand lightly on the bridge and it doesn't fall out of tune. A great guitar for a great price. Looks beautiful too, full of quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent Guitar (almost)

When I first played this guitar, I was impressed with the playability; very smooth and buttery. The sustain is unbelievable. Scorching tone too. I played this guitar through the same setup as...Read complete review

When I first played this guitar, I was impressed with the playability; very smooth and buttery. The sustain is unbelievable. Scorching tone too. I played this guitar through the same setup as JP (John Petrucci), ie. Mesa Dual Recto. Incredible growl. However, I returned this guitar because it wouldn't stay in tune. At first I figured it was just new strings, but I played it all day, plenty of time to stretch new strings, and it still wouldn't stay in tune. I'm afraid this guitar suffers from the same problem every other non-locked tremolo equipped guitar I've played suffers from-the strings bind in the nut and render the guitar out of tune. But the JP designed tremolo does work very nice. Too bad because I love every other aspect of this guitar. However, the slightest movement of the tremolo arm and out of tune it goes. I've seen JP dive bomb on his guitar and it doesn't go out of tune at all. Obviously this guitar is not the same instrument he's playing. What a shame.

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5.0

One of the best guitars I've ever played

By Justin

from Texas

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

    A wonderful instrument. Well built, high quality, and a clever design. Love the neck shape and the bridge. The pickups are wonderful...versatile smooth tone in the neck, and the name 'crunch lab' perfectly describes the tone from the bridge pickup. I plan to buy another EBMM Petrucci guitar

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar...custom shop quality

    By welkers

    from colorado

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      Stupendous guitar. Music Man simply deliver high quality products. This is my 2nd MM EB guitar and I'm floored by the quality. I also own a Luke III and the neck shape is completely different from the JP. This neck is thinner from back to front with more shoulder, like a thin D shape. The fret work is immaculate. I was able to lower the action from the factory specs with no issues. The pickups sound great. And I found that this guitar sounds amazing when played clean with the pickup selector in the middle position. Total country tones can be invoked from this fiddle, all while being effortless to play.

      Would I put this one over my Luke III? Ouch...I would hate to have to decide between them, but so far this guitar gets the nod, barely though.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesomeness

      By ARNOLDO VASQUEZ

      from Leon Guanajuato

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      I?m a huge fan of John Petrucci, in my experience I like the sound of a metal guitar that can be used from shred to riff. You get an excellent sound from a Tube Amp. A suggestion is to use Hybrid Strings to do a solid picking in the heavy strings and bends in the small ones.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar

      By Stuart Clancy

      from NY

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      If the frets were done correctly, this would be a 9
      Great pickups and tremolo; and one of my favorite features is the easily adjustable truss rod.
      The reason for the "7" is that the fret ends were not smooth, very unusual for a Music Man guitar (this is my fifth one).
      Compared to a US Fender Start Deluxe or a Les Paul, I have found that the overall quality and workmanship of the John Petrucci is superior.

      (4 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      music man john petrucci 6 string non-piezo

      By Peter Popert

      from Deepest darkest Devon UK

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      Really wonderful guitar. Still love the Fenders and Gibsons, but this can do both jobs.

      However, for reasons mentioned, am thinking of trading one in for a 'Luke' . . .
      Straight forward controls - rubbered knobs but with no gradation for volume and tone control and conveniently placed toggle switch for 3 position pickup configuration: 1. neck - warm but a little muddy for rhythm if EQ not pulling down the mids. 2. middle - 'out-of-phase-Stratty' sound, quieter. 3. bridge - bright attack.

      Locking tuners are simply excellent and thus the whammy bar is a delight at coming back to pitch even after frenzy! For restringing, slacken off the lock and line up the hole (I'd need glasses anyway to thread a new string on any guitar), thread and pull tight and lock. Need to stretch well, but you would anyway.

      I 'lurve' the feel of the neck, the 15" radius is fantastic but, with small hands, I do find the width of the neck (57.2 at last fret) inhibitive for 6 string sweeps or lower string arpeggio tapping.
      There is no doubt about this. The first I had, I favoured over a Fender Showmaster, and came to depend upon its sound/facility so that with a broken string mid-song I was never happy with picking up the 'other'. When the time was right and I got the chance, I got a second - slightly lighter and with 'mystic dream' finish.
      Truly an excellent, versatile and reliable guitar that looks, feels and sounds great. Have only had to replace the jack sockets, but use radio now and so no longer an issue!

       
      5.0

      Well worth saving up for

      By John Ricotta

      from Forest Hills, NY

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      I'm a proud owner of this guitar and play various types of music ranging from blues, classic, hard rock to metal. The action is the best I've ever experienced having played for 40+ years. You definitely cannot help from shredding given the smoothness of the neck. For those looking for a nice chunky neck, this isn't for you. I would say it's a step up from any guitar but for more experienced players.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OUTSTANDING!

      By n7xi05la0

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      Ok first off, I never write reviews, however; I just bought this guitar today and have no choice but to give in and do so! This guitar is OUTSTANDING! As an Ibanez fan (which I almost bought a prestige S series) it's no wonder Mr. Petrucci is now playing one of these. The volume knob is out of the way from your picking, the switch couldn't be placed any better, the pichups are perfect, and the neck joint alows easy and effortless access to the 24th fret without the :withered hand" look lol. The entire sales pitch for this peice should be summed up in two simple words BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      JP6 no piezo

      By Big AL-sB1RA

      from NC

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar about 8 years ago or so. I went to the guitar center and after trying some similarly priced strats (fat and single coil) and some ibanez side by side I chose this guitar. The neck is very fast smooth and comfortable. Comfortable is this guitars forte. It's light, sits on your leg and doesn't move, it's balanced. The tuners are quality, the pickups are great, the bridge has tons of bite and cut, the mid has that strat single coil feel articulation, sensitivity and twang, and the rhythm position has great smooth full rounded sounds that really fill a room. My only complaint about this guitar is the tremolo system, I stretch my strings constantly, use the whammy bar lots but she still falls out of tune mildly, or enough to hear the difference after a substantial whammy move. If whammy bar is a vital component of your style I would sugguest getting a Vai or Satriani model with the edge tremolo because I hear they hold tune much better. (but can be a pain to set up and keep set up). Other than that an awesome guitar for a very reasonable price. If you can step it up to the more expensive model with the piezo do it because you'll have more tone options. I am kinda pissed at John for not making any pull nobs like the Satriani model to give you more sounds. Other than that awesome quality instrument, Music Man is also one of the last quality companies out there making guitars that rival the quality of the old days (gibsons and fenders) according to keith richards. Oh yea and the arm cutaway is a godsend for your picking arm, so comfortable, and you can rest your hand lightly on the bridge and it doesn't fall out of tune. A great guitar for a great price. Looks beautiful too, full of quality.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice guitar

      By Anthony-gZ35H

      from Long Beach, CA

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      Petrucci JP6 basic model. This is a nice guitar. It is made well, it sounds nice and it stays in tune well. I think the quality is higher than similarly priced famous name brand models such as American Fender Strats and American Gibson Les Paul Studio's. It feels kind of like a strat. The middle pickup combination on the three way switch makes it sound twangy which is a really nice feature. The neck pickup is fluid and full sounding. The bridge pickup is so-so (a seymour pickup will make a big difference). Ernie ball makes top quality instruments. I've never played a nicer, more well made guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      really really goood!!

      By Petrucci Jr.

      from ma

      Comments about Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci 6 Electric Guitar:

      this is the best guitar i have and have played, i love it, the only problem is the location of the piezio switch, some times my hand hits it and its really anoying, i personally find it funny because i saw a video with petrucci and he had taken out the switch and moved it.. but all in all unbeliveabley good!

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