John Petrucci (born July 12, 1967) is an American guitar virtuoso and songwriter. He’s best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. With his former bandmate Mike Portnoy, he has produced all Dream Theater albums since their 1999 release, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory until their 2009 release, Black Clouds & Silver Linings, and also produced alone their 2011 release A Dramatic Turn of Events. He also sings backing vocals for Dream Theater. Petrucci was named as the third player on the G3 tour six times, more than any other invited guitarists. In 2009 he was named the No. 2 Best metal guitarist by Joel McIver in his book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists. He was also named as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time” by Guitar One magazine. In 2012, Petrucci was ranked the 17th greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine reader’s poll.
The Original John Petrucci Ibanez P1 Guitar
The John Petrucci Ibanez P1 Guitar is a JPM guitar model and signature model of John Petrucci, which was introduced in 1995 and with a production run of five years. Besides the Hoshino 90th Anniversary JPM model, the JPM90HAM, the Ibanez JPM P1 is the only John Petrucci Model series production model.