Discover the new Music Man 2019 Majesty guitars
The Majesty is the result of John's unwavering demand for performance, playability, and race inspired design. One of the most ergonomic and perfectly balanced instruments available, The Majesty features neck-through-body design, unparalleled upper and lower fret access, economical in-line control knob placement and new digital pickup switching capabilities which effectively eliminates the delay between pickup selection. The Majesty is the exemplification of everything we know a John Petrucci signature model to be - innovative technology, versatile performance, and a sleek modern feel.
“The sounds on this new record,” John explains, “are the result of that pursuit of trying to make the perfect instrument even better. The new Majesty is the perfect guitar. It’s been crafted and created to push the boundaries even further.”
Almost two decades into our longstanding partnership, John Petrucci still has the same blue-sky curiosity as when he first pitched the Majesty concept to us in 2001. Back then, the guitarist recalls the brief was all about “strength, beauty and speed” — and those founding concepts still remain today. But take any of the seven new Majesty models off the shelf in 2019 and you’ll realize these guitars go beyond, with eye-popping finishes, fresh wood combinations and bespoke pickups that help this prog-metal legend — and players at every level — break new ground.
There’s no mistaking the Majesty. As if that ergonomic double-cut wasn’t unique enough, the new 2019 range offers seven bold finishes that defy players to leave them in the rack. Choose between bewitching Enchanted Forest, refreshing Blue Honu, burnished Red Sunrise or the Dark Roast finish. Move fast to secure the alluring limited-edition Tiger Eye, or shine a spotlight on the opaque finishes of the moody Stealth Black and color-flipping Kinetic Blue.
The Kinetic Blue Finish – color shift technology
That finish goes back to the whole color change thing we did on the original JP guitar when I first started playing Ernie Ball Music Man,” John says. “Depending on how the light hits it, it’s either blue, or purple, or somewhere in-between.
Each Majesty model has a neck-through for unbeatable resonance, but your chosen finish is far more than skin-deep. The Enchanted Forest, Blue Honu, Red Sunrise and Dark Roast models all feature a fusion of lightweight mahogany body and neck with a maple top section. The Stealth Black and Kinetic Blue finishes feature a basswood body with mahogany neck, while the Tiger Eye breaks the Majesty mold with an alder body, full maple top and mahogany/maple three-piece neck.
The quantum leap for the Majesty’s tonewoods and finishes is matched by the new models’ revolutionary pickups. John was insistent on keeping his long-standing loyalty to DiMarzio, making the tones of the 2019 Majesty’s even more personal to him. The custom-designed DiMarzio Rainmaker and Dreamcatcher pickups at the neck and bridge positions complete his signature model to his exact specifications.