“A wolf in sheep’s clothing”: Mesa/Boogie and John Petrucci celebrate 40 years of partnership with “the most aggressive” and modern Mark IIC+ ever made

Mesa/Boogie JP-2C 1x12 combo
(Image credit: Mesa/Boogie)

2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Mesa/Boogie and John Petrucci’s professional partnership, and to celebrate, the two have unveiled the JP-2C 1x12 combo.

Though it might look rather unassuming (save Petrucci’s signature embossed on a metal plate attached to the bottom of the guitar amp’s grille cloth) this particular Mesa/Boogie invention was crafted by legendary amp designer Randall Smith for a specific purpose.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.