Dream Theater’s John Petrucci is a legendary force in the world of progressive music. His style of playing with lightning fast power sparked a line of guitars that makes it much simpler for those looking to replicate this tone a whole lot easier. His traditional musical background gave him the ability to design and collaborate with Music Man on the construction of a line of six and seven string guitars that are made with extreme precision. Both fans of Petrucci and anyone looking for a sleek guitar to practice their arpeggios on can benefit from owning one of these finely crafted guitars. And no matter your budget there is an option for you. If you’re just getting started and have intentions of adding some extra bass tones into your practice, a 7- string model like the JP-70 electric is packed with signature features like 3-way pickup switching and a recessed modern tremolo. If you’re more in tune with a traditional 6-string, the JP100 model is a great way to get your start with a flat bass side to comfortably fit your hand and locking tuners ensures you stay in tune longer.
If you’re a seasoned pro looking to really take your practice to the next level, there are a variety of options to try based on your personal style. If you’re really into showcasing your solos, the JP13 7-string features a mahogany neck that allows for supremely fast movement due to a smooth rosewood fingerboard. Want some serious resonance? Then the JPX-6 Barolo design is probably more your style with its piezo floating tremolo and a 3-way toggle switch that allows you to switch between pickups giving your extreme versatility with your tone.
John Petrucci has invested over ten years into the creation of his Music Man signature series guitars. With such an eclectic musical background there is really no question that these models are ideal if you’re looking for a guitar that will suit your bold playing style.