A portion of John's official biography.
John grew up on Long Island, Kings Park to be exact, where he, John Myung & Kevin Moore all attended school together. He started playing guitar at the age of 12 (After a brief fling at age 8 when he noticed his sister got to stay up late for her organ lessons. His little plan didnít work out being that his guitar lesson was after school, and soon lost interest.) He quickly realized his influences and was determined to reach their level of ability. Some early influences include Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads, Iron Maiden, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yes, Rush etc. As the rise of thrash & metal hit John expanded his influences to include bands like Metallica & Queensryche. Needing more of a technical challenge, his fingers demanded adapting the hammering speed & melodic style of players such as the Steves (Steve Morse & Steve Vai), the Als (Allan Holdsworth & Al DiMeola), Mike Stern, Joe Satriani, Neal Schon & Eddie Van Halen.
His musical education began with a great music theory class he took in high school. Being primarily self taught, he did receive a few lessons when he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he learned jazz composition and harmony. While at Berklee John and John Myung who was also attending, met Mike Portnoy and started a band called Majesty which would later turn into Dream Theater. John has recorded 7 albums with Dream Theater, and has also been involved in several side projects
John Petrucci (Picasso Guitars)
"If you would like your Petrucci painted into another model please inquire"
Black & White 1996-1997
1998 Limited Edition Flametopped Models
Last Model made before John Petrucci switched to Ernie Ball
My customer damaged his Petrucci neck beyond repair
Guitar was an Ibanez and the factory would not sell him a new neck.
What should my customer do?
Ibanez wanted him to throw his guitar away,
presumably so they could sell him a whole new guitar
I sell Original Ibanez Necks starting at $195.00 brand new with logo
My shop fabricated him a brand new neck. For less than half the cost of a new guitar. This neck won't break the way the Japanese original one did. This neck has my 1500G neck mod designed right into it This neck is guaranteed to play and sound better than the original Ibanez one.
Custom Made Neck $450.00 Semi production with all the same specs as a Petrucci $289.00
A Custom made Korina Tonewood body made to retrofit on Albert May's Ibanez Petrucci Guitar. When Albert rebuilt his Petrucci guitar he used his original neck and my shop made him this wonderfully resonant Korina Body. The Tonal difference was so incredible that a even a beginner could immediately hear the difference.
Notice the step routed pickup cavity. This allows the replacement pickups to mount directly to the body instead of floating on springs. This factor makes the pickupsand guitar resonate together. More gain before feedback and significantly clearer highs and tighter lows.
We compared the original Dimarzio Pickups (Stock) against the Seymour Duncan Black/Backs TM and we were astounded by the difference. The Dimarzio's distorted horribly on the low end compared to the Duncans.
The other comparison of note was the Tremolo. We compared the Ibanez soft white metal cheaply manufactured in Asia Tremolo against the real Original Floyd Rose that is made in Germany. The tonal difference was again immediately apparent. The Original Floyd Rose is made to extremely close tolerances. The steel is hardened to 60 Rockwell. Not only did the guitar hold tune better it sounded better and was much more responsive than the Asian made original Ibanez mode
Ed Roman Proposes a new Word for the English Language
When a pseudo-brand cons people about its image to the extent of
assuming its own identity.
E.g. when Maxxas became to good to be called "Ibenhad"
oops I mean "Ibanez"
Why is it that Schecter & ESP are having product shoot-outs in the