In the four-minute video below, John Petrucci shares how his new signature Majesty guitar helped shape the sound of DREAM THEATER's innovative new album, "Distance Over Time".
"The sounds on this new record are a result of that further pursuit of trying to make the perfect instrument even better," he said. "The Majesty is the perfect guitar. It has been crafted and created in such a way, as far as the design, the shape, the dimensions, the feel, the look, everything about it pushes the boundaries even further."
He added: "We slightly tweaked the pickups and dialed up the aesthetics to create what in my opinion are the most visually breathtaking and unbelievable sounding Majestys to date. I can't wait to show all of these off on DREAM THEATER's upcoming 'Distance Over Time' tour."
The 2019 Majesty guitar features a constructed through-neck design of mahogany and flame maple shield with black or chrome hardware (depending on the finish) and white pearl shield position markers. A polyester gloss finish is also applied to the complete instrument. The Majesty features a Music Man piezo floating tremolo bridge and Schaller locking tuners with new custom designed signature DiMarzio Dreamcatcher and Rainmaker pickups, with a push/push volume for over 20dB gain boost. Offered in a six- and seven-string.
The 2019 Majesty guitar will be available in April for North America and May worldwide.