The Sterling by Music Man JP150, based on the Ernie Ball Music Man JP15, features sleek styling, and seductively good looks with its highly figured, Quilted Maple or Flame Maple top. JP150 features a gorgeous Roasted Maple neck and fretboard, which not only give this guitar a striking appearance, but also an incredibly responsive feel. The Roasted Maple neck undergoes a very specialized kiln drying process which involves heating the wood to a specific temperature, or “Roasting” it, as the name implies. This removes excess moisture from the wood, which makes it stronger, more stable, lighter in weight, and, less susceptible to humidity changes. It also gives the player one of the most amazing feels in a neck. Topping the Roasted Maple neck is a 16″ radius, 24 fret Roasted Maple neck with “Shield” style inlays, as well as John’s signature “JP Shield” logo, which is inlaid at the first fret. Ergonomically arranged in-line controls include a 3 position pickup selector, Volume, and Tone VR controls. Additionally, the JP150 features an Active “push-push” 12dB circuit boost on the Volume control, allowing the player ultimate soloing power at their fingertips. This Active Circuit is powered by a 9V battery that loads into an easily accessed compartment on the rear of the instrument, and requires no tools, making battery changes user friendly and quick. Accurate intonation, smooth operation and excellent tuning stability come courtesy of the combination of Locking Tuning Machines and the Sterling by Music Man designed “Modern Tremolo”. This premium, full floating tremolo system is featured on most John Petrucci Signature Series instruments, and allows for full dives, 2 step pulls, and is exceptionally responsive to flutter effects, all while maintaining accurate tuning.
– Body: Flame Maple Veneer Top
– Bridge: Modern Tremolo with Stainless Steel Saddle
– Neck Wood: Roasted Hard Maple
– Fingerboard: Roasted Hard Maple
– Gig Bag: Deluxe Sterling Bag