Okay, i've been talking about this for a while, and an opportunity has come up, so it's time to make my move. I've barely played this guitar in the last year, and i don't think i recorded a single note of Organical's upcoming album with it, so i think it's time for this to go.
For sale is my Ernie Ball Music Man John Petrucci signature model 7-string guitar. Lava Pearl with the piezo bridge and matching headstock, and standard dot inlays. I have upgraded it with matching chrome dome knobs and a Tremol-No with a custom base plate Kevan machined to fit the angled block used on Music Man trems. The original signature knobs, trem claw, trem arm, hang tags, back plates, etc. are all included in the original fitted hardshell case, also included.
This is one of the original series with the Petrucci signature DiMarzio pickups, before he switched to the D-Sonic and now the LiquiFire and Crunch Lab pickups. It was built in 2005, and i bought it from Donnie in 2006. I won't bore you with the rest of the specs... if you're looking at this ad, you probably already know what this guitar is all about.
This is simply the best-playing guitar I've ever owned. I'm only selling it because I don't play it very much any more and I have other guitars that just seem to work better sonically for me.
This guitar is in excellent condition, and has been stored in its case either in my house or my smoke-free rehearsal space. It has been gently gigged, but has no "road wear" to speak of. It has two small finish blemishes: There is a slight bubble under the finish near the control cavity cover, and a tiny hairline finish crack near the neck pocket. This type of crack is fairly common in bolt-on guitars that have a very tight neck pocket, and it does not affect the structural integrity or playability of the guitar at all. I've babied this guitar from day 1. (It's currently at my rehearsal space, so i'll give it a more detailed inspection on Wednesday when i pick it up, just in case there's anything i've missed.)
These sell for over CAD$2200 new. I'm selling it for CAD$1800, and the buyer pays actual shipping costs from the Greater Toronto Area. This is also a cash price. If PayPal is preferred, the price is CAD$1854. I would prefer a local sale, so local offers will take priority over ones where i have to ship it somewhere.
I will consider trades for high-end effects processors such as the AxeFX or TC Electronics G-System.
The end of an era... but I can't say I blame you too much. Beautiful guitar, I hope you find a great home for it.