Ernie Ball Music Man and John Petrucci are proud to celebrate a partnership that has lasted for more than two decades, introducing the world to some of the most innovative guitar designs and technology. 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the John Petrucci line of signature instruments. To honor this achievement, we are pleased to announce a custom limited edition 20th anniversary John Petrucci (JP) signature guitar. The 20th anniversary John Petrucci features a flamed maple top with a forearm scoop seated in a Honey Butter Burst finished Honduran mahogany body. This special signature is equipped with a load of unique options, including a grain-filled Mahogony bolt-on design, an Ebony fretboard with unique gold JP/shield inlays, a combination of gold and black hardware, and a laser-etched anniversary tremolo backplate. The electronics feature signature DiMarzio Crunch Lab (bridge) and Liquifire (neck) pickups combined with a +20db boost preamp and onboard piezo bridge system, giving the JP a focused and highly versatile palette of tones. Available in 6 and 7 string versions, this collectible anniversary guitar comes with an autographed certificate of authenticity and will have a limited ordering window, so make sure to order soon.
DESIGNED TO PERFECTION
The 20th anniversary John Petrucci signature features a flame maple veneer seated on top of a beautiful grain-filled Mahogony body, delivering unparalleled access to all 24 stainless steel frets, with super smooth tremolo system, and ergonomically optimized control layout.
Hand-selected tonewoods imported from only the finest sustainably sourced wood suppliers in the world; bodies of mahogany, and maple are individually chosen and matched for their rich tonal qualities.
CRAFTED IN CALIFORNIA
Each 20th anniversary John Petrucci signature guitar is crafted at the Ernie Ball Music Man factory in San Luis Obispo, California. Blending the delicate touch of hand craftsmanship and the accuracy of robotic technology, we’ve focused on making the best playing and sounding guitars in the world.
The John Petrucci signature features an abundance of tonal choices including magnetic and piezo options, coil tapping, and up to a 20db boost for extra gain when needed. Independent volume controls allow for custom blending of magnetic and piezo pickups that can be used in mono or stereo applications.
SCHALLER LOCKING TUNERS
Each John Petrucci signature features Schaller M6-IND Black Locking Tuners to optimize tuning stability.
John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. With his former bandmate Mike Portnoy, he produced all Dream Theater albums from 1999’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory to 2019’s Distance Over Time. He has been the sole producer of the band’s albums released since Portnoy’s departure in 2010. Petrucci was named as the third player on the G3 tour seven times, more than any other invited guitarist. Joel McIver’s 2009 book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists ranks Petrucci second, after Dave Mustaine. He was also named as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” by GuitarOne magazine. In 2012, Petrucci was ranked the 17th greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine reader’s poll.
ABOUT MUSIC MAN
Originally founded in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the 70’s, Sterling Ball played an important role on the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses. Officially purchasing the company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals who collectively share a common goal: building the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. www.music-man.com