Ernie Ball Music Man Signature Artist John Petrucci recently sat down with guitarguitar during Dream Theater’s tour stop in Glasgow, Scotland. They spoke about quite a bit, including John’s many signature guitars, his brand new Monarchy Series Majesty signature model, playing the new Ernie Ball PARADIGM guitar strings and of course much more.

Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty Guitars

John Petrucci has been an Ernie Ball Music Man signature artist for more than fifteen years, since the launch of the initial JP6 signature model in 2001.

Here, John discusses his Majesty signature guitar, and provides details on the specific intricacies that make the newly released Monarchy Series Majesty unique.


Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings

John was one of the first artists to test drive the new Ernie Ball PARADIGM guitar strings, and find out if he was Stronger Than the world’s most advanced strings. If you are one of the few who hasn’t yet seen the video of his attempt here it is:


Here, he discusses playing PARADIGM strings, and why they resonate with him as a guitarist.

Full Interview

Throughout the remainder of the full interview, John discusses how Dream Theater’s current 25th anniversary tour is going, potential plans for more “The Astonishing”-related content, album production techniques, and much more. Watch for yourself here:



The Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci Monarchy Series Majesty guitars are now available in four bold new finishes: Royal Red, Imperial Blue, Black Knight and Majestic Purple. Learn more about this incredible instrument and find a dealer near you at our website.

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