Ernie Ball Music Man has announced its new Monarchy Series John Petrucci Majesty guitars for 2017.
The Monarchy series features a highly flamed maple shield seated in an African mahogany body. While previous models have featured a completely matte finish, the Monarchy series features a glossy finish on the front and a matte finish on the back. The guitars come fitted with with DiMarzio Sonic Ecstasy pickups and a piezo bridge.
John Petrucci says: ‘The Sonic Ecstasy pickups have upped the game tremendously, making the Majesty guitars sound bolder, richer, clearer, and even more versatile and expressive than their predecessors.
‘You have to hold one in your hands and see how gorgeous they are in person to truly appreciate the level of artistry that has gone into these instruments. I’m really just blown away by the continued innovation and spirit that EBMM infuses into these awe-inspiring instruments.’
The new Majesties are available in six- and seven-string models in four new finishes: Black Knight, Majestic Purple, Royal Red and Imperial Blue. US sources suggest the guitars will be available in America from 1st May.