Tuning issues with Majesty – does a Majesty without floating bridge exist?
I own a music man Majesty (this one!), and I absolutely adore the guitar. It’s everything I could wish for, and all the other guitars I’ve owned up until this one has had some degree of “fight” in them. As in, it has always felt like some aspect of the guitar has been reluctant to be played the way I want it to. Not this one however, it’s so so easily played.. So it’s great. It’s fantastic.
However, I live in a country where humidity and temperature changes very often, and I have a small apartment with natural ventilation (as in no A/C, I have to keep my windows open). I may have 23c/75 fahrenheit one day, and 10/50 fahrenheit very shortly after. Needless to say, I have trouble with the tuning of all of my instruments.
To me it feels like the floating bridge compounds these problems. I get that it is a great addition to the guitar, but I feel so saddened I spend maybe 60% of my time with this guitar simply tuning it. I find myself dreaming for a version of this guitar without a floating bridge… I don’t know if that is a possibility, but I would absolutely love it.. This is kinda tough, I’ve been dreaming for a music man guitar like this for 10 years, and now that I have it I am super excited but also a bit troubled by this.
It took a long while for me to be able to afford one, and I could not test it in the store as these are ordered guitars only. They do not keep them in store as the market for these guitars (new) consist of very few people. Luckily I had tested a Petrucci signature 6-7 years before, so I knew roughly what to expect and was hoping for them to have only improved since then (they had :D).
Now that I have one, I don’t find my self as willing to take a chance on a new guitar, as I feel this guitar has so perfectly nailed what a fretboard / neck should feel like, and it has amazing sound. However I also need to do something, I can let this tuning issue erode all my fun with this fantastic instrument.
Do you guys think theres a chance EB may have a demo guitar or something similar to the majesty that has a fixed bridge? If that’s not the case, what do you think is the closest I can get to a majesty that has a fixed bridge? The idea of changing guitar is so incredibly sad for me as I absolutely love this one, but these tuning issues persist and they take a lot of joy out of playing guitar for me, especially as I try to record my own first EP these days. I likely won’t change to an entirely different guitar, but I figured this was worth a shot. I’m very excited to hear any and all options.