So what is the life expectancy of a Majesty?

So what is the life expectancy of a Majesty?

So first off – I’m a big fan of both Petrucci and EBMM, and I’m not looking to start a rumble here 🙂

Since I started playing in the last century I’ve been an Ibanez guy, until I got a JP6 early last year. Fabulous guitar, love the feel & how it plays, and would love to make the leap to a Majesty, but frankly the electronics (and the complexity thereof) scare me.

My Ibanez axes are simple, any tech can fix them – not so with EBMM. There’s a lot of proprietary tech tucked inside those mahogany bodies, and I tend to keep things for a long time (my first Ibanez, an RG360 I’ve had since ’91, still sounds great). Is it the expectation (all else being equal) that I can drop $5k on a majesty and have it until the day I die? Or do I accept that at some point it will be too complicated / costly to fix?

I know this is a potentially touchy subject, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about the service team, but what have the experiences been so far in the few years the Majesty has been available? Any recurring issues or weak links?


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