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Dystopian noise maker made real for limited edition Nomac Majesty guitar

Dystopian noise maker made rea...
The striking Nomac Majesty is limited to just 21 examples
The striking Nomac Majesty is limited to just 21 examples
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The limited edition Nomac Majesty is the closest real world noise maker you can buy
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The limited edition Nomac Majesty is the closest real world noise maker you can buy
The striking Nomac Majesty is limited to just 21 examples
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The striking Nomac Majesty is limited to just 21 examples
The Nomac Majesty has three backlit rubies set in white gold and mounted on a machined aluminum medallion behind the piezo bridge tremolo light up when the cable is plugged in
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The Nomac Majesty has three backlit rubies set in white gold and mounted on a machined aluminum medallion behind the piezo bridge tremolo light up when the cable is plugged in
Each of the red anodized aluminum tone/volume knobs on the Nomac Majesty has been topped with a rose cut black diamond set in 14 karat white gold
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Each of the red anodized aluminum tone/volume knobs on the Nomac Majesty has been topped with a rose cut black diamond set in 14 karat white gold
Close up of the Nomac Majesty's Dimarzio-designed laser cut covers for the Sonic Ecstasy humbucking pickups
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Close up of the Nomac Majesty's Dimarzio-designed laser cut covers for the Sonic Ecstasy humbucking pickups
There's an enumerated backplate to the rear of the Nomac Majesty, set against a large circuit board design
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There's an enumerated backplate to the rear of the Nomac Majesty, set against a large circuit board design
Rather than simple LEDs, the Novac Majesty rocks three backlit rubies that glow when a guitar cable is plugged in
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Rather than simple LEDs, the Novac Majesty rocks three backlit rubies that glow when a guitar cable is plugged in
The Nomac Majesty's mahogany body is finished in metallic silver
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The Nomac Majesty's mahogany body is finished in metallic silver
Only 21 examples of the Novac Majesty have been made
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Only 21 examples of the Novac Majesty have been made
The Dimarzio Sonic Ecstasy pickups of the Nomac Majesty have acrylic eyes watching from above and below
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The Dimarzio Sonic Ecstasy pickups of the Nomac Majesty have acrylic eyes watching from above and below
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Last year, metal royalty Dream Theater released the band's second concept album, which told the story of rebellion in a nightmarish future vision of the northeastern United States. The only musical entertainment for the poor folks of 2285 would be provided by flying noise machines. Now Ernie Ball's Music Man and the band's guitar wizard John Petrucci have teamed up to make this fantasy music machine a reality in the form of a very special Majesty signature guitar called the Nomac.

Though some lucky Dream Theater fans did get a 3D model of a Nomac with their purchase of The Astonishing, most will have had to let their imaginations take flight. But the band's virtuoso stringsmith had an idea for making the Nomac real, albeit as a special guitar. That dream was made reality back at the NAMM expo earlier this year, with Ernie Ball's team of luthiers at Music Man rising to the challenge to morph Petrucci's signature Majesty model into a very limited Dystopian noise maker.

The JP Nomac Majesty has three backlit rubies set in white gold and mounted on a machined aluminum medallion behind the piezo bridge tremolo light up when the cable is plugged in. Dimarzio designed some custom laser cut covers for the Sonic Ecstasy humbucking pickups, which have acrylic eyes staring out above and below. And each of the red anodized aluminum tone/volume knobs has been topped with a rose cut black diamond in 14 karat white gold.

Each of the red anodized aluminum tone/volume knobs on the Nomac Majesty has been topped with a rose cut black diamond set in 14 karat white gold
Each of the red anodized aluminum tone/volume knobs on the Nomac Majesty has been topped with a rose cut black diamond set in 14 karat white gold

The noise machine theme continues around the back of the metallic silver finish mahogany/maple body with an engraved backplate proudly displaying the limited run number that's set in the midst of a large circuit board design.

Elsewhere, the Nomac Majesty has a mahogany neck topped with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard and rocking Schaller tuners at the head, push/pull 20 dB gain boost, a 3-way pickup toggle and 3-way piezo/magnetic selector, and it will arrive wearing a set of Ernie Ball's Slinky strings.

The Nomac Majesty is limited to just 21 units, and comes with a certificate of authenticity and a very exclusive price tag of US$9,999. You can watch the guitar hero himself introduce the guitar in the video below.

Source: Music Man

Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Nomac Majesty Guitar

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2 comments
MerlinGuy
Why would you possibly need a certificate of authenticity for this thing? It's not like other guitar makers are turning out 10 thousand dollar guitars that look like a plastic prop from Deep Space Nine.
Just more proof that guitar manufacturers have lost their flipp'n minds.
Jimmy James
Not a pretty instrument. Kinda fugly actually...... Like an old haunted jukebox with too many eyes. Yuk. Offers nothing new. Just deco. Cheap looking deco at that, but I like the rubies. 10 times more than it's worth. I'll stick with a strat.......