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SINCE 2016

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 Sonic Ecstasy humbuckers and 20+ dB gain boost push/push volume pot provide the JP16 with plenty of sizzling tone.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

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Build Code
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STREET PRICE

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JP16 Highlights

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Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Pro locking tremolo
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DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy humbuckers w/20 db gain boost
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roasted maple neck with smokey ebony fretboard

Music Man John Petrucci JP16 Black Lava

In today's episode of Top Shelf Guitars, Joss has a jam on the amazing Music Man John Petrucci JP16 Black Lava.

Watch John Petrucci demo his JP16 at Reverb.com HQ

John Petrucci explains the features of his Ernie Ball Music Man JP16 in this demo from Reverb.com.

Watch Guitar Interactive's JP16 7-string Review

Tom from Guitar Interactive demos and reviews the Ernie Ball Music Man JP16 7-string.

Watch Guitar World's JP16 Review

Guitar World's Tech Editor Paul Riario demos the Ernie Ball Music Man JP16 John Petrucci Signature Guitar.

MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications
Model JP16 6
Size 12-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 12 oz (3.52 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Basswood
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black Lava
Bridge Floyd Rose® black 1000 Series Pro locking floating tremolo with fine tuners in black finish
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 17" (43.2 cm)
Headstock Size Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
Frets 24 - Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Smokey Ebony
Fret Markers Custom JP16 Inlays
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Tuning Machines Schaller M6LA in black finish with black buttons
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom 2 pickup configurations - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration
Pickups HH - DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Specifications
Model JP16 6
Order 0
Size 12-3/8" wide, 1-3/4" thick, 37" long (31.4 cm wide, 4.5 cm thick, 94.0 cm long)
Weight 7 lbs, 12 oz (3.52 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Basswood
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black Lava
Body Bindings
Bridge Floyd Rose® black 1000 Series Pro locking floating tremolo with fine tuners in black finish
Pickguard
Scale Length 25-1/2" (64.8 cm)
Neck Radius 17" (43.2 cm)
Headstock Size Only 5-7/8" (14.9 cm) long
Frets 24 - Medium Jumbo profile, Stainless Steel
Neck Width 1-11/16" (43.0 mm) at nut, 2-1/4" (57.2 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select roasted maple neck
Fingerboard Smokey Ebony
Fret Markers Custom JP16 Inlays
Neck Finish Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
Neck Colors Standard – Natural with finished headstock
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller M6LA in black finish with black buttons
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum control cover
Controls Custom Music Man® active preamp; push/push volume for gain boost, 500kohm push/push passive tone for custom 2 pickup configurations - .022µF tone capacitor
Switching 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration
Pickups HH - DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy
Left Handed No
Strings 10p-13p-17p-26-36-46 (RPS 10 Slinkys #2240)

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Why register?

Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date.


Registering your instrument, whether or not it is covered under warranty, also provides a record that you owned that particular instrument. In the unfortunate instance that the instrument is lost, stolen or destroyed we can provide you with the serial number if needed.

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