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Sterling by Music Man JP60 Electric Guitar

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Built to John's Music Man JP6 specifications, the JP60 features sleek styling, along with a comfortable contoured forearm scoop, "JP Shield" inlays, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A sleek and comfortable rocker that's easy to own.

Built to John's Music Man JP6 specifications, the JP60 features sleek styling, along with a comfortable contoured forearm scoop, "JP Shield" inlays, jumbo frets, and Music Man-approved SBMM Modern Tremolo Bridge. Case sold separately.

Modern Trem Bridge
Accurate intonation, smooth operation and excellent tuning stability highlight the premium SBMM-designed Modern Trem Bridge featured on all John Petrucci Signature Series instruments.

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Info not available
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Info not available
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 16"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: JP Shield
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: SBMM Design
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: SBMM Design
  • Brand: Sterling
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: Not applicable
  • Preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Control layout: Separate volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Not applicable
  • Kill switch: Not applicable
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/vibrato
  • Bridge design: Modern tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Info not available

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Sterling by Music ManJP60 Electric Guitar

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


The devil is in the details.

By Drewsky Brewsky

from Norman, Oklahoma

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  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


  • Sharp Frets
  • Unfineshed Cavity
  • Unfinished Cavity

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Sterling by Music Man JP60 Electric Guitar:

In this mid line priced guitars, the devils in the details.

Pickups sound pretty good. I swapped the bridge for a crunchlab, simply because the stock pup was a little bright.

Neck feels good. Easy to play.

Body contour is nice. Takes a bit to get used to, but Im diggin it now for sure.

Trem saddles are nice. No sharp ends and it works the way it should.

Sharp fret ends. I understood these went through QC in the USA for Ball. The guy must have taken a lunch break on mine, they were sharp.

Unfinished cavities. The cavities that store the wiring, as well as under the pickups looked awful. Completely rough and ugly. PRS SE cavities are nice and smooth. I lined the cavities with copper tape, because the paint in the cavity was so thin and sparce, it didnt ground well.

All the tuners were loose. Again, total miss on QC. Its the little things that cause the build quality and craftsmanship to take a dive.

Overall, its a good guitar. But there are better built guitars in that price range. PRS SE is leaps and bounds better built. Unfortunatly I was under the impression that Ball products had crafstmanship second to none. This oversee's model is just missing a few pieces to be A LOT better.

This could be nit picky, and it is. However for 600 of my hard earned money, I expect a guitar to be playable directly out of the box. This guitar was not. I kept it because the neck was straight, the pickups sound good and it has lots of features I wanted.

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