Ernie Ball Music Man Unofficially Introduces John Petrucci Majesty Guitar

Late last week, Sterling Ball of Ernie Ball Music Man posted the following blurb on the Ernie Ball Music Man forum.

In it, he unofficially introduces the new Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty model, which bears the signature of Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci:

“Its really too early but it has been seen by a few, so I wanted the rest of you to see it … the ones who don't spy on me …. enjoy ….

"The guitar is super super light…the ‘carbon fiber’ is not what it seems….it is laser-etched maple that is finished to resemble carbon fiber. The guys did an amazing job.

"The access is absolutely crazy good; the ergonomics were the primary deal and it balances really well. It has a Game Changer in it and is set to just be a switch but as we introduce the GC incrementally you can activate if you choose but it is not mandatory. The guitar has been voiced by DiMarzio, and we have done sonic thumbprint matching. I will tell you about it someday.

"The design and construction techniques are cutting edge and like I could only have imagined 10 years ago. Enjoy.”

He also posted several photos of the guitar, which you can see in the photo gallery below. What do you think of it so far?

Stay tuned for more info!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.