2020 Ernie ball jp model releases Suck!

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    To be clear, the grain of the wood is aligned properly. It's the mineral deposits that make up the figuring pattern that appear "offset".

    That's just how that works.

    On guitars with bookmatched tops it's called the "chevron", as a "V" shape is created naturally.
     
  2. Se7enHeaven

    Se7enHeaven SS.org Regular

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    I have the 7-string Majesty on order... in Dark Roast, which is more subtle in regard to color, etc.
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    Se7enHeaven SS.org Regular

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    I heard from a few people that they are incredibly comfortable... not just the neck, but how the body forms to your side, etc.
     
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    JSanta SS.org Regular

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    The Majesties are very comfortable, but I still think the original model was the best one. I've had several of them, and the oil finished neck and forearm scoop were just great. Not to mention the fantastic finish options they've had over the years. If I could ever get my hands on one of the original Autumn Red Rise versions, I would probably have a JP again.

    https://reverb.com/item/564604-musicman-jp6-2001-autumn-red-rise (just in case no one remembers the first few years of finish options)
     
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    Much like DT's music, it's become technically more advanced, while not quite matching the soul of the earlier stuff? Putting words in your mouth, forcing an analogy, talking nonsense, these are all fair charges. I'd be scared to play a Majesty frankly, whereas the JP I tried basically played itself.
     
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    I suck with any guitar I play, and so I have NO FEAR!
     
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    Certainly putting words in my mouth! If that was my line of thinking, I'd say an Ibanez JPM would be sufficient :)

    Something about the unfinished neck and forearm scoop just work for me. I still think it's a fantastic design 20 years later.
     
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    xzacx SS.org Regular

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    Anyone know why they went away from the forearm scoop? That was the single most appealing element to me. Was it just to make it look better? Because if so, it's not like it's a beautiful guitar to begin with, with those inlays and 50 plastic covers on the back.
     
  9. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    They moved away from the original JP because they couldn't find a way to veneer the front, so they removed the forearm cut for the original limited BFR run.

    After that run they realized they could charge as much as 100% more for the same guitar with a veneer and history is history.

    Out went the original JP shape and in came the BFR shape that sold better and they've used that pretty much ever since on the bolt-on JPs. They've tweaked the cutaways a few times, but the general design is pretty much the same.

    BFR:
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    Original:
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    Various LEs:
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    It did come back for the JP16s though, which is cool.
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