John Petrucci’s Ernie Ball Majesty model is the second highest-selling signature guitar on the planet

John Petrucci and Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty guitar
(Image credit: Francesco Prandoni/Getty Images / Ernie Ball Music Man)

A few guitars would spring to mind if you were asked to guess the highest-selling signature guitar. Of course, the number one spot would unquestionably go to the Gibson Les Paul – it was, after all, a Les Paul signature model to start off with – but what would be number two?

Brian May’s Red Special? Steve Vai’s Ibanez JEM? One of Slash’s own Les Paul models? How about Eddie Van Halen’s EVH Wolfgang USA?

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.