NAMM 2024: “Some people were like, ‘That's the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen!’ It turns out it was the most successful instrument we ever could have imagined”: John Petrucci on the wild ride of his signature guitar, the Music Man Majesty

NAMM 2024: John Petrucci’s Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty signature guitar has been one of the most successful instruments the firm has ever produced. The Dream Theater man is fairly humble about his accomplishments, so it doesn’t get talked-up as much as you might expect, but Petrucci’s Majesty is second only to the Gibson Les Paul in terms of signature guitar sales.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.