Review: The John Petrucci JPX-6 Signature Guitar

The Music Man company began in 1971 when Forrest White and Tom Walker spoke with Leo Fender about starting a company they would call Tri-Sonic, Inc. White had worked with Leo early on with Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company as the plant manager and stayed on after the company was sold to CBS.

Off The Rack

The signature JPX-6 Electric Guitar commemorates 10 years of collaboration between Music Man and Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci. Off the rack the JPX-6 was smooth and felt like a well crafted guitar. The JPX-6 is middle ground in terms of its weight, but it is very comfortable. The neck on this axe is fast with jumbo frets that feel nice on the fingers. Interestingly, one feature I took notice on was the 10 gauge strings. The 10 gauge strings give this guitar a fat tone much like a Les Paul. The Deep cutaways allow easy access to all frets on the guitar. The DiMarzio pickups are perfectly balanced with superb tone. The Piezo pickup built in to the bridge gives you a beautiful acoustic tone and versatility to boot. The Schaller M6-IND locking tuners keep the guitar in perfect tune all day long. The Music Man Floating bridge allows you to use all the classic movement of a Floyd Rose.

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