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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #140 on: January 20, 2022, 09:25:27 AM »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #141 on: January 20, 2022, 04:29:37 PM »
Thanks, buddy!
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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #142 on: January 20, 2022, 05:40:20 PM »
Is that really how much it was? That's fucked.
$5,499 actually.  Here it is - https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ernie-Ball-Music-Man/Majesty-6-Quilt-Top-Electric-Guitar-Hydrospace-1500000351759.gc

There is no way I would ever pay that.

Meh, minority priorities. I'll bet either of you would pay $5,400 for something that would baffle me, and I know for sure I have spent that much on something you all would find crazy. I think it's a beautiful instrument and it's probably worth every penny to the right player. EB wouldn't make them if they couldn't sell them.
It was very very nice!  I didn't play it, but got to touch and feel it when I was in the store, and it's a beautiful instrument for sure.  But yeah, I wouldn't pay that much.  They had a few other JP Majesty guitars there in the $3,000 range (not sure what all the differences were to account for the difference in price) - but I'd probably go that way if I was ever serious about picking one up.

The Hydrospace finish is one of these small batch runs that EBMM sometimes does with the JP models. They might only put out one or two hundred of them and they usually have a distinct finish and use the higher end woods they they have access to.

Is that really how much it was? That's fucked.
$5,499 actually.  Here it is - https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ernie-Ball-Music-Man/Majesty-6-Quilt-Top-Electric-Guitar-Hydrospace-1500000351759.gc

There is no way I would ever pay that.

Meh, minority priorities. I'll bet either of you would pay $5,400 for something that would baffle me, and I know for sure I have spent that much on something you all would find crazy. I think it's a beautiful instrument and it's probably worth every penny to the right player. EB wouldn't make them if they couldn't sell them.

I read somewhere that one of those Majesty guitars (no idea which version) is MusicMang's best selling guitar. I'm pretty sure it was one of the more expensive ones too.

Edit: I think I read this on this forum or perhaps even in this thread.

I haven't seen the exact stats, but I believe it's that the Petrucci line of signature models (which would include the Majesty, the older signature models, and maybe also the budget Sterling versions) is the second best selling artist line, behind only the Les Paul.
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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #143 on: January 20, 2022, 06:41:41 PM »
Thanks, buddy!



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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #144 on: January 20, 2022, 07:15:09 PM »
Is that really how much it was? That's fucked.
$5,499 actually.  Here it is - https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ernie-Ball-Music-Man/Majesty-6-Quilt-Top-Electric-Guitar-Hydrospace-1500000351759.gc

There is no way I would ever pay that.

Meh, minority priorities. I'll bet either of you would pay $5,400 for something that would baffle me, and I know for sure I have spent that much on something you all would find crazy. I think it's a beautiful instrument and it's probably worth every penny to the right player. EB wouldn't make them if they couldn't sell them.
It was very very nice!  I didn't play it, but got to touch and feel it when I was in the store, and it's a beautiful instrument for sure.  But yeah, I wouldn't pay that much.  They had a few other JP Majesty guitars there in the $3,000 range (not sure what all the differences were to account for the difference in price) - but I'd probably go that way if I was ever serious about picking one up.

The Hydrospace finish is one of these small batch runs that EBMM sometimes does with the JP models. They might only put out one or two hundred of them and they usually have a distinct finish and use the higher end woods they they have access to.



Is that really how much it was? That's fucked.
$5,499 actually.  Here it is - https://www.guitarcenter.com/Ernie-Ball-Music-Man/Majesty-6-Quilt-Top-Electric-Guitar-Hydrospace-1500000351759.gc

There is no way I would ever pay that.

Meh, minority priorities. I'll bet either of you would pay $5,400 for something that would baffle me, and I know for sure I have spent that much on something you all would find crazy. I think it's a beautiful instrument and it's probably worth every penny to the right player. EB wouldn't make them if they couldn't sell them.

I read somewhere that one of those Majesty guitars (no idea which version) is MusicMang's best selling guitar. I'm pretty sure it was one of the more expensive ones too.

Edit: I think I read this on this forum or perhaps even in this thread.

I haven't seen the exact stats, but I believe it's that the Petrucci line of signature models (which would include the Majesty, the older signature models, and maybe also the budget Sterling versions) is the second best selling artist line, behind only the Les Paul.
Thanks for the clarification, makes sense - but I'd still go the $3K route if I were to get serious about picking one up.

And I have heard that as well (2nd best selling signature guitar of all time behind the Les Paul).  I believe I even heard JP himself say that in an interview in the last year or two..
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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #145 on: January 21, 2022, 12:49:46 AM »
Second best signature line behind Les Paul?  Well done JP, never would have picked that, outstanding.
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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #146 on: January 21, 2022, 01:05:23 AM »
Second best signature line behind Les Paul?  Well done JP, never would have picked that, outstanding.

I find it hard to believe that Majestys could come anywhere near the sales of Ibanez Jem over the years.  That's amazing if true.
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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #147 on: January 21, 2022, 03:22:36 AM »
This article from 2019 references Forbes' statement regarding JP signature models; 'According to Forbes, the top selling signature model of all time is technically the Gibson Les Paul with John Petrucci’s right behind it.'

Appears to take into account the sale of Sterling models, which may/may not be fair as I'm not aware of many other popular signature models (i.e. Clapton, Yngwie) being offered by the main brand's budget line.  Either way - it's an impressive accomplishment for EBMM and JP.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/the_not-so-secret_success_of_john_petrucci_and_ernie_balls_signature_models-90453

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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #148 on: May 16, 2022, 03:24:51 AM »
How would you guys rate his last 3 albums purely on riffs and solos? I guess I would go:

LTE3
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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #149 on: May 16, 2022, 12:54:02 PM »
How would you guys rate his last 3 albums purely on riffs and solos? I guess I would go:

LTE3
Terminal Velocity
A View
Terminal Velocity
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There's some crazy playing on TV.  I mean there's crazy playing on all of them, but that's how I would rank them.

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Re: THE John Petrucci thread
« Reply #150 on: May 16, 2022, 12:56:23 PM »
If we are counting the improv sessions from LTE3:

LTE3
Terminal Velocity
AVFTTOTW

If only the main disc of LT3

Terminal Velocity
LTE3
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