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sheehanje

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I just got my replacement Majesty (my first one had some red flags and I sent it back to Guitar Center). All I can say is what a difference! I definitely think now the first was one that someone returned before - because even all the packing on this new one is different. In fact, the control function diagram on the first was a photocopy.

I'm am a happy camper now. This thing is gorgeous. Action needs to come down a bit, but this one was actually setup unlike the first one that had it's saddles laying flat and buzzing all over the place.

Anyway, I'm so glad I decided to exchange rather than return/refund. I love this thing. I have arthritis building in my fingers - and this will allow me to play for much longer intervals than my current guitars. In fact, I almost had no pain at all, even with the action a little high. I never knew JP and EBMM were ergonomics masters too...

I was kind of back and forth on this, a JP15 or waiting out for a JP16. But I love Neck Through design - and this one probably has the most sustain of any guitar I've ever owned.

It's funny, but I think I've finally got a new class of guitar in the stable. I've always been split between classic guitars (I have a few Gibson SG's), and 80's metal style guitars (ESP, Jackson, Ibanez). Even my 7 string (LTD) I consider more a 80's metal style. This is the first guitar I feel breaks those molds and feels modern.

Excited! I wish I had it a little sooner. My band is in the studio the next 3 days, and already sound checked, plus this one isn't fully set up yet. Too bad, would have been great to use for this album! Next time...
 

gurtejsingh

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Congratulations. Glad it all worked out :)

Btw, pics or the guitar does not exist :D


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xjbebop

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Outstanding!
The Maj is absolutely one of the most ergo/comfortable guitars I've ever played. Light, balanced, and the neck almost plays itself....
Enjoy!!
 

pabloz

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Feb 13, 2011
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Beautiful guitar! Agree with you on its infinite sustain and ergonomics! It is a great modern guitar!
 

sheehanje

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Thanks everyone. I just got home from the studio and decided to try my luck lowering the action. It didn't take as long as I thought it would and it's just playing like a dream. The factory setup seemed really high on it. It even sounds better now - assuming because the strings are closer to the pickup.

I will still get a pro setup on it at some point, but may use this guitar after all to lay down some leads on our new album. I'm ecstatic to own this guitar. I know it's a John Petrucci model, but it works so well for Punk/Dirty Rock n Roll. Who would've thought?
 

xjbebop

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""Who would've thought?""
A lot of folks.... These guitars cover a lot of ground.
It's a shame so many people attach limitations to signature series.

Enjoy that guitar...it could become your new paint brush..... :)
 

agt

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Congrats! IMHO, the Majesty is the finest guitar ever designed: ergonomics, sustain, balance, TONE.

The fact that you play punk/dirty Rn'R is all the more reason to break with tradition and play the ultimate freakishly awesome guitar of the future!
 

sheehanje

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Got to play the Majesty in the studio! Laid down all our second guitar tracks on it.

Mesa Mark V Extreme Mode with my Gibson SG,

then Mesa Mark IIc mode with the majesty.

Awesome!

john in studio.jpg
 
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