John Petrucci discusses using an 8-string for the first time ever on Dream Theater's upcoming album

John Petrucci
(Image credit: Neil Lupin/Redferns)

Back in September, John Petrucci revealed he was working with Ernie Ball Music Man to produce the first-ever Majesty eight-string design.

At the time, the Dream Theater axeman told Japan's Young Guitar Magazine he hoped to finalize the design before the band entered the studio to record the prog behemoths' new album, and it appears he's stayed true to his word. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.