World-Renowned Guitarist John Petrucci to Host MESA/Boogie® Tone Summit at The Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas

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John Petrucci takes the stage at The Guitar Sanctuary to share the story behind the development of the MESA/Boogie® JP-2C™ and discuss the essential elements that guitarists of all levels can use in crafting perfect Tone.

MESA/Boogie® is excited to announce that world-renowned guitarist John Petrucci will host a Tone Summit on Monday, November 14th at 7:00 PM at The Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas. The Tone Summit will give guitarists an opportunity to learn more about John Petrucci, the JP-2C™ concept and his collaboration with MESA’s design team as they set out to infuse the famed MARK IIC+™ design with added flexibility and modern features.

“For several decades, I’ve spent countless hours in search of perfect tone, and digging into every single detail of an amplifier feature that impacts guitar tone. I’ve found that this journey and the discoveries I’ve made, most certainly run parallel to the path each and every guitarist will take at some point. The Tone Summit is about sharing some of this knowledge as we all have such a great opportunity to learn from one another. As a huge fan of the MESA/Boogie Mark IIC+, its tone certainly plays a key role in my story…you can hear it on almost every album I’ve ever made! So the IIC+ and ultimately the JP-2C tone range reflect where this journey has taken me…I’m excited to share some of our story with guitarists.” said John Petrucci.

“John embodies all that defines a truly dedicated artist. Working with John for over 30 years, MESA® amplifiers have been the heart of his guitar tone even before his rise to worldwide acclaim with Dream Theater. Over the years, John hinted at collaborating to design a MARK amplifier with features unlike any before it, based on the IIC+ circuit. So the recent release of our JP-2C is the culmination of both MESA’s and John’s IIC+ tone fantasies. The development process with John is an amazing story that lead to the inspiration for a next generation, re-issue of the legendary amp so many recording artists and MESA enthusiasts the world over covet! We think guitarists of all levels will find the Tone Summit engaging and inspirational” said Doug West, 34 year veteran and point man in R&D and Marketing at MESA/Boogie. For more information visit

About John Petrucci
John Petrucci is the guitarist and a founding member of Dream Theater, the legendary progressive rock titans whose nucleus he formed in 1985. John has seen the Grammy-nominated band through many notable accomplishments, including multiple domestic as well as international top-ten releases, and numerous gold- and platinum-certified DVDs. For more information visit or

About The Guitar Sanctuary
The Guitar Sanctuary is a leading retailer in high quality musical instruments for musicians, recording studios and sound companies, and is owned and operated by passionate musicians. Located in McKinney Texas, The Guitar Sanctuary is home to MESA/Boogie North Dallas and carries an extensive line of custom guitars, amplifiers, pedals, clothing and accessories. The Sanctuary music complex also features professional teaching studios and two-story, 300 seat performance hall. For more information, visit

About MESA/Boogie
MESA/Boogie Ltd. (also known as MESA Engineering®) is a leading global innovator of guitar amplification technology whose product line includes the JP-2C™, Mark V™, Dual and Triple Rectifier®, Lone Star®, Mini Rectifier®, and most recently the new Mark Five: 35™, Mark Five: 25™, Recto®-Verb™ 25, Subway D-800™ bass series and full line of overdrive and equalizer pedals. Founded in California in 1969 the company’s full line of amplifiers and pedals are still made in Petaluma, California with the world’s finest materials. For more information visit

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