Best Music Man Electric Guitars With 17" Fingerboard Radius in 2024

Here are the top Music Man electric guitars with 17" fingerboard radius. Even compared to Les Paul guitars, this is a fretboard with a very flat curve. This means that this neck was made for playing single notes. This doesn't mean you can't use it for playing chords, but it will be more comfortable to play chords without muting strings in a more curved fretboard. Bending and sliding without losing sustain will also be more likely in a flat fretboard like this one.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Music Man Majesty 8

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Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 85
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80

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  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Herman Li fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $4,199 >
  • From Music Man's 2021 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood Wings, Mahogany through neck body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Music Man Custom piezo hardtail bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking (Chrome) tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $4,199 >
  • From Music Man's 2021 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood Wings, Mahogany through neck body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Music Man Custom piezo hardtail bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking (Chrome) tuners
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Music Man Majesty 8
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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2. Music Man Majesty 7 Hydrospace

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Playability 73
Sound 77
Build quality 87
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Herman Li fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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  • 1 Prices - New from $5,249 >
  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilt Maple top
  • Alder Wings, Mahogany & Flame Maple through neck body
  • Mahogany & Flame Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
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  • 1 Prices - New from $5,249 >
  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilt Maple top
  • Alder Wings, Mahogany & Flame Maple through neck body
  • Mahogany & Flame Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man Majesty 7 Hydrospace
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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3. Music Man Majesty 6 Hydrospace

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Playability 73
Sound 77
Build quality 87
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Herman Li fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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  • 3 Prices - New from $5,499 >
  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilt Maple top
  • Alder Wings, Mahogany & Flame Maple through neck body
  • Mahogany & Flame Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 3 Prices - New from $5,499 >
  • From Music Man's 2019 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilt Maple top
  • Alder Wings, Mahogany & Flame Maple through neck body
  • Mahogany & Flame Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man Majesty 6 Hydrospace
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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4. Music Man Majesty 7

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Playability 73
Sound 77
Build quality 85
Value for money 63
Overall Score 78

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Herman Li fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $3,589.99 >
  • From Music Man's 2018 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Okoume with maple top and mahogany through neck body
  • Honduran Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 2 Prices - New from $3,589.99 >
  • From Music Man's 2018 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Okoume with maple top and mahogany through neck body
  • Honduran Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man Majesty 7
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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5. Music Man Majesty

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Playability 73
Sound 77
Build quality 85
Value for money 63
Overall Score 78

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Hard (2 votes)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Very lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Herman Li fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (2 votes)
  • Pickups power: Hot (2 votes)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $3,419.99 >
  • From Music Man's 2018 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Okoume with maple top and mahogany through neck body
  • Honduran Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 4 Prices - New from $3,419.99 >
  • From Music Man's 2018 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Okoume with maple top and mahogany through neck body
  • Honduran Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man Majesty
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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6. Music Man JP15 7

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Playability 70
Sound 78
Build quality 83
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77

What our users think

  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Herman Li fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Hot (1 vote)
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  • 4 Prices - New from $3,419 >
  • From Music Man's 2016 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Figured Maple top
  • Okoume with maple top (roasted maple top on Sahara Burst) body
  • Figured roasted maple neck neck
  • Figured roasted maple neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons tuners
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  • 4 Prices - New from $3,419 >
  • From Music Man's 2016 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 7 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Figured Maple top
  • Okoume with maple top (roasted maple top on Sahara Burst) body
  • Figured roasted maple neck neck
  • Figured roasted maple neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man JP15 7
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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7. Music Man JP15 6

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Playability 70
Sound 78
Build quality 83
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77

What our users think

  • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
  • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
  • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
  • Weight: Lightweight (1 vote)
  • Neck profile shape: C (2 votes)
  • Neck speed (thickness): Herman Li fast (2 votes)
  • Pickups noise: Slightly Noisy (1 vote)
  • Pickups power: Hot (1 vote)
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  • 2 Prices - New from $3,050 >
  • From Music Man's 2016 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Figured Maple top
  • Okoume with maple top (roasted maple top on Sahara Burst) body
  • Figured roasted maple neck neck
  • Figured roasted maple neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
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  • 2 Prices - New from $3,050 >
  • From Music Man's 2016 John Petrucci series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Figured Maple top
  • Okoume with maple top (roasted maple top on Sahara Burst) body
  • Figured roasted maple neck neck
  • Figured roasted maple neck fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Illuminator (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom John Petrucci Music Man Piezo floating tremolo bridge
  • John Petrucci Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking with pearl buttons tuners
  • See all specs and compare >
Strengths & Weaknesses
Music Man JP15 6
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Compensated Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split, Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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