The Ernie Ball Music Man JP15 features sleek styling and seductively good looks with the flame maple top. Offering a gorgeous Roasted Maple neck and ebony fretboard, the JP15 not only has a striking appearance, but also an incredibly responsive feel. The Roasted Maple neck undergoes a very specialized kiln drying process which involves heating the wood to a specific temperature, or ‘Roasting’ it, as the name implies. This removes excess moisture from the wood, which makes it stronger, more stable, lighter in weight, and, less susceptible to humidity changes. It also gives the player one of the most amazing feels in a neck.
Topping the Roasted Maple neck is a 17 inch radius, 24 fret Roasted Maple neck with side dot fret markers. Ergonomically arranged in-line controls include a 3-way toggle pickup selector, with custom center position configuration; 3-way toggle piezo/magnetic selector.
Accurate intonation, smooth operation and excellent tuning stability come courtesy of the combination of Locking Tuning Machines. The Locking Tuning machines are arranged in a 4+2 manner on the angled headstock, giving positive, in line string pull over the nut. String changes are easy with a slight turn of the locking wheel mechanism located on the rear of each tuning machine. Johns’ signature is also proudly featured on the face of the headstock. The Ernie Ball Music Man JP15 is without equal in its price point, and is truly a shredders dream machine.