Watch Nick DePirro and Jason Richardson put John Petrucci’s awe-inspiring eight-string Majesty through its paces

Jason Richardson and Nick DePirro
(Image credit: Jason Richardson / Nick DePirro/YouTube)

Finally, after it was revealed that an eight-string version of the Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty was in development way back in September 2020, the latest addition to John Petrucci’s signature guitar family was released last week.

Upon initial inspection, the electric guitar was indeed worth the wait, featuring a mind-boggling array of specs ranging from a mahogany through neck with basswood wings to a multi-scale, compound-radius, fanned-fret fingerboard.

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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.