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Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Majesty Guitars | New From NAMM 2024

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The Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci BFR Majesty 8 is a masterclass in guitar design and innovation. Developed closely with the legendary John Petrucci, this instrument combines cutting-edge features with premium tonewoods and components to deliver exacting performance. Prog metal maestros and explosive lead players will find the Majesty 8 provides all the tools necessary to bring their creative vision to fruition, making the most of its extended range to push the boundaries of contemporary guitar-centric music.

Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty 8 Ergonomics

Next-Level Ergonomics and Balance

Painstaking efforts have gone into making Petrucci’s EBMM Majesty an ultracomfortable electric guitar for virtuosic technique, regardless of whether you’re seated in classical position or performing on stage with the instrument swung low. Free from neck dive and other ailments caused by uneven weight distribution, the Majesty possesses a natural, intuitive balance. Its lightweight double-cutaway design boasts unparalleled access up to the 24th fret, while neck-through construction offers a sporty, virtually nonexistent heel where the fingerboard meets the body. Even the electronics have been ergonomically positioned for easy access to quick adjustments. The Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci BFR Majesty 8’s spectral silhouette ensures effortless playability, and its 25.5"–27" scale length keeps the low F# tight while still facilitating deft solos.

Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty 8 Tonewoods

Premium Tonewoods Cultivate Resonant Voice

Every JP BFR Majesty 8 starts with a foundation of hand-selected, sustainably sourced tonewoods to produce its rich, harmonically complex voice. Select models feature an okoume body with a flamed maple cap, while others utilize basswood—both versions are vibrant, resonant canvases, each bolstered by a neck-through piece of tonally warm, round mahogany. An ebony fingerboard lends articulation to every note, in addition to a smooth feel under your fingers. Combined, these woods create a sound that rings true, from deep low end to crisp highs. As you dig into the strings, every nuance of your playing shines through with stunning clarity.

Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty 8 DiMarzio Pickups

Explore a Universe of Sound

The ability to traverse the sonic spectrum is the EBMM John Petrucci BFR Majesty 8’s calling card, with a versatile pickup array that allows you to summon a colorful palette of tones. Signature slanted DiMarzio Rainmaker and Dreamcatcher humbuckers serve up everything from liquid leads to textured high-gain rhythms. Blending these with a Fishman Powerbridge piezo opens new tonal dimensions, letting you combine magnetic grit with sparkling acoustic resonance. Independent volume controls enable you to dial in the perfect mix of these elements, and you can even route them to separate outputs for mono or stereo applications. Need more volume and drive? There’s also an onboard preamp offering a 20dB boost.

Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty 8 Custom Hardtail Bridge

Custom Bridge Promotes Reliable Performance

This Majesty 8’s custom Music Man hardtail piezo bridge creates a rock-steady platform for intricate rhythms and mind-melting leads. It maintains precise intonation and stability through even the most dramatic flourishes and intensely down-picked riffs, while its distinguished chevron cover adds a touch of majestic flair. Paired with Schaller M6 locking tuners, the Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty 8 aims to keep you on pitch through acrobatic riffs and intervallic bends.

For discerning players seeking an instrument that fuses innovative design with top-tier tone and uncompromising playability, look no further than the Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty 8. Few elite shredders also provide the diverse range of sounds you’ll discover in the EBMM Majesty, putting it safely in a class all its own. Visit your local Guitar Center today to experience this extended-range guitar’s performance for yourself.

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  • Basswood body with Mahogany through-neck
  • Multi-Scale length 25.5" (treble) and 27" (bass)
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Angled non-tremolo bridge with Chevron cover
  • Custom slanted DiMarzio Rainmaker (neck) and Dreamcatcher (bridge) pickups
  • JP/Shield Atlante inlays
  • Push/push volume for over 20dB gain boost
  • Signed backplate by John Petrucci, certificate of authenticity and Mono case

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Body Type: Double-Cutaway Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: Multi-scale
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 17"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Custom
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: DiMarzio Humbucker
  • Bridge: Dreamcatcher Humbucker
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Hardtail
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Number of strings: 8 String
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States