John Petrucci's signature 8-string Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty has arrived at last

John Petrucci with his new signature Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty 8 guitar
(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

Last September, prog-metal electric guitar hero John Petrucci revealed that he was developing an 8-string version of his Ernie Ball Music Man signature guitar, the Majesty.

A few months later, in February of this year, the prog-metal shred maestro poured fuel on the already-formidable fire of anticipation for the model when he announced that the guitar would feature on Dream Theater's forthcoming 15th studio album, A View From The Top Of The World.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.