John Petrucci

Birth Name John Peter Petrucci
Born July 12, 1967, Kings Park, Long Island, New York, U.S.
Age 53
Genres Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock, Instrumental Rock
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Associated Acts Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Explorers Club, G3, Nightmare Cinema

John Peter Petrucci (born July 12, 1967) is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.

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Terminal Velocity
Terminal Velocity
Sterling by Music Man Majesty
Sterling by Music Man Majesty
Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty
Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty

Petrucci is a long-time user of Music Man JP and Majesty series guitars and Mesa/Boogie amplifiers. While his pedalboard, controller, effects and overdrives have undergone changes over the years, the core of Petrucci’s guitar sound remains Dimarzio pickups and Mesa/Boogie amplifiers. Most recently the signature JP-2C amplifier based on the Mark IIC+ series and other Mark and Rectifier series amplifiers, such as during the recording of Train of Thought.

Famous for his high-speed style of alternate picking, Petrucci has dazzled fans of guitar virtuosity, both in his work with Dream Theater, on solo recordings and as a semi-regular touring member of G3, which includes Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, both of whom are no slouches when it comes six-string shredding.

Top 3 John Petrucci Recordings

How to Play Guitar Like John Petrucci