Olp Signature John Petrucci

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Signature John Petrucci, Other Shape Guitar from Olp.

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  • Manufacturer: Olp
  • Model: Signature John Petrucci
  • Category: Other Shape Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/11/2005

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Olp Signature John Petrucci user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
 2 reviews29 %
 1 user review14 %
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Audiofanzine FR12/04/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Olp Signature John Petrucci
(Originally written by Aichaku/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
- Made in China

- 24 jumbo frets, two DiMarzio-type humbuckers.

- Custom Petrucci-like tremolo.

- 3-way toggle switch, one volume and one tone knob.

- Musicmam-type neck

Very nice finish!

The guitar looks good in dark environments (the red/black sunburst looks awesome!). In full light the red spangles don't really match the black sunburst... It doesn't look good. And that also applies to the head.

I also noticed that the pickup pole pieces are not perfectly lined up under the strings (but that's not that important, though).

The inlays are made of what else but plastic.

This OLP doesn't look like my old Petrucci Signature model. It's a version for poor musicians, however the Chinese made a very nice copy. The main thing is that you get the feeling of the original. ;)


And now it starts to get interesting!

The neck is very comfortable... It's THE main asset of this guitar.

I've already played Ibanez, ESP, Fender, Jackson, Charvel, Gibson, Bc-Rich...

I find this neck is a bit rounder than an Ibanez RG neck. It's one of the most comfortable necks I've ever played and it's very surprising considering the price of the guitar. FYI it's a bolt-on neck.

After adjusting the tremolo and a very low action the neck is a delight! : )

The original set string is an Ernie Ball 09-42... which I don't really like. I needed several months to find the right strings for me (D'Addario 11-49). But I will try out a set of Ernie Ball 11-52 in the coming weeks. In the meantime I'll keep on discovering this guitar.

Its weight surprised me! I expected something lighter. But don't worry, it's not as heavy as a Gibson Les Paul.

When you play standing up the guitar is well-balanced. The shape of the body makes it very comfortable for the right leg when you're sitting and reminds me of the Petrucci model.

The tremolo is the same as in the old PRS of the 80's. It was a good tremolo system but it was quickly surpassed by the Floyd Rose.

It gives average results: it's a tremolo for surf music fans... you can make small dive-bombs and other light effects, and the guitar stays in tune, but don't get too wild. It's an average tremolo system.

The auto-locking machine heads are good. You can always upgrade to a better model if you have the money.


I play this guitar with an Ibanez TBX65R amp, which I find excellent.

And the sound is sweet! Even though the quality of the OLP pickups is not famous the sound is quite alright.

The clean sound is very pleasant even if it doesn't have much character. The bridge pickup is useless... but the neck pickup provides a very nice warm and round clean sound.

In distortion mode the sound is well-defined and punchy. The guitar has a good and versatile sound. However I plan to replace both pickups with a pair of DiMarzio.

The main turnoff of the original pickups is that they generate feedback when you are not playing the guitar... I don't know what the problem is but it's very annoying.

Once again, the neck pickup is surprising! It provides a very warm and pleasant sound for solos.


I've owned this guitar for nine months. I couldn't find the right string set for it so I kept it under my bed for seven months. After adjusting and cleaning it, I've been rediscovering this guitar since a a few days ago.

Don't buy this guitar expecting a Musicman (of course).

Considering its price, it's quite normal that it has a lower quality. Beginners will have fun with this guitar thanks to its look, sound and amazing neck. I think beginners don't really need to upgrade anything about this guitar. It's already very good as it is.

Experienced guitarists will probably like to customize it! After customization it can become amazing. The most demanding (and richest) of us will change the nut because the original plastic one only deteriorates the sound quality of the OLP.

You can also change the saddles if the strings get broken too often. But I've never had this problem.

The quality of the machine heads seems to depend on the model. I guess I was lucky with my guitar. And don't be surprised if the guitar doesn't stay in tune after two dive-bombing hours... The instrument is not conceived for that.

Regarding the pickups, heavy metal freaks will probably like to upgrade to D-Activator or EMG (but I'm not sure if they really match this guitar). Petrucci fans and shredders will rather go for Steve's Special or Air Norton. You can also add a pickup split function! ; )

Once it has been fully customized this guitar can compete with much more expensive models. It's like winning the jackpot for Petrucci fans!

If you ever get the chance to test it or if you find it secondhand, don't hesitate it! You won't regret it (and this guitar has become now a collector's item).

sckib's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

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Voil I just try it in a store, I wanted to buy it without trying and I told myself not see a allon
so cheap ..
while wholesale voil I ever play as badly in my life, even in the beginner I've ever done worse yet see the other reviews I thought not ..bah
the handle grips, rusts ropes cal fingers after 30s, ale ale, rope handle a 10km (fawn speak, lol) trsdu


The sound bah on his clair..j'ai try uen pacifica low-end rendering was much better, in draft solo, but hey that's normal considering the price .... ergonomics of the guitar is super petrucci 10/10 saw the recess TFW .... I fall on bad because it is factory but hey I'll try the musicman


I achte not try the first well !!!! and attention to the views that you enter here, may you be insulted !!!

Gilouxx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Olp Signature John Petrucci
Guitar made in China following the specifications set by Music Man.
Wood: Linden
Maple neck
Frets 24 jumbo
Scale length: 64.7 cm
Mechanical locking chrome
Pickups: 2 humbuckers
Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone and a 3 position switch
Wilkinson vibrato type

Guitar comes with a hard case well crafted.


The handle is very comfortable, I find it quite similar to that of a Music Man Axis "Super Sport". Or too flat or too arched, his profile is a very good compromise and allows for relatively easy a lot of antics such sweeping, return, etc.. It makes her way on such a race. A small problem, however: some kinks finishing at the hoop but nothing rédibitoire.

The freight access to the latest and very good. No problems to report.

The ergonomics are superb. No wonder when you know the original model. As J. Petrucci I play very high and it is difficult to find a model whose wife cut the cage toracique well. The PLO allows me to play in total comfort in this view. It also has a good weight + / - 3 kg, it is not too heavy as some models "broken back" can be and we do not feel like a toy "cheap" in the hands.

The sound is relatively good. Mics such as "Di Marzio" are pretty well saturated the road and especially in the large sweet but have a tendency to lose a little definition when pushed to the bottom. Its clean, it must be clear, these are humbuckers and you never get the qualities of its type "strata", but ... this is not the register of the guitar either. Personally I plan to replace with Di Marzio pickups such as those powering the old Ibanez Petrucci (Air Norton and Steve's special). I heard that the custom model (not found in stores) the music man was very close. Sustain on the other hand is extraordinary for a guitar of this price. For Jackson and perform higher-end Ibanez, I must say that the PLO is doing handily.

Vibrato type "Wilkinson" knife is great. It meets almost like a Floyd with a double advantage: ease of use. No more hardware and tool kit!. In addition it is very solid which promotes sustain.


This scraper works well to metal in general. We know sounds very easily get saturated. The only catch is a slight loss of definition. I use a Marshall Valvestate 30w through a Korg multi-effects so I can get good sharp distos. Not bad at all for the small budget allocated. I plan to purchase soon Pod xt live which should allow me to amélirer my sound.


I use it for one month and I won. For 380.00 EUR net this guitar is stirring. But honestly my Ibanez + / - 300.00 euro more expensive less responsive to my needs. Not to mention my old Jackson (Jdr94 who is 10) is also more expensive that it happens even at the ankle level fishing!
In short, the price / quality ratio is amazing. This guitar is no doubt bear comparison with the model much more expensive option. In addition, it seems that investing a few hundred euros for pickups this guitar will really be on top.
To test urgently!

buzzmck's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Olp Signature John Petrucci
Made in China ... It is a private label Music Man who control the entire manufacturing quality ... and it shows! 24 frets, Di Marzio pickups type that depotent! A knife wilkinson vibrato type that holds the agreement and reacts like a Floyd (or so). Nickel. One volume, one tone and a micro switch. Saddle rosewood handle and rounded end. Comfort. The overall quality is finish, etc ... J loves the vibrato, which reacts very very well .. The only negative point, the mechanisms are not wrapped, the author has since chiantes al use (not practical to change a string) j personal plans to replace them with "self-locking Sperzel, seems much more reliable til) ... Finally, the switch a little too ready, so during certain rhythmic pattern has to change position micro unintentionally!


C which is surprising at first ... The neck is a wonder ... As the official model ... a bit more rough to the touch, but almost same profile (the original is more lgrement thick and more rounded) and even playing comfort .. Access to acute nickel .... very ergonomic shape with superb muzzle, it is very comfortable on it al ... C is a treat! The intermediate position excels micro pr clean sounds funky, but the foot, it is the distorted sounds! Be careful, this guitar plays in the course of the great .... You close your eyes and swear you have di Marzio under the hood! (Almost) c is stunning, and I know what I mean because I already have a team of Di Marzio vai! artificial harmonics leave without pb, she whines, she cries, the sound is warm and we want more! with a mesa boogie sound simulation, c is the ecstasy! (No, I don not exaggerate!)


I play prog, metal, last of all, it is suitable for many styles, is very versatile because it seems to me t he ... I played on a BR1600, and / or the famous HD147Line6 ... it reacts like a great ... I've tested on the scene ... It has fulfilled its contract, very light and enjoyable to play, it takes the agreement and I repeat, the handle is ... You unregal invited to play fast and well ... C is precise and flawless (or so).


I used the past several months, even in the studio, his solo sat warm and present! In addition to small 470 euros! (I do not know how they did it!) You have the very pleasant surprise to see you book with a poster of Mr. John ... Yeah ... When you are super fan! But especially with a flight soft / super strong and pro box, a jack, useful, and picks ... Admit it for that price, it is always better than nothing! I had purchased for the use as a second guitar scene, and although I am not disappointed! Interacting with the I in fact often as lead guitar, it has to Arussi shadow of my sword ibanez (almost)! This amazing guitar at a price s address once both beginners interested in starting on a reliable and of quality as a musician ... confirmou almost) ... it will find many ways qualitsa ... I say it's worth the blow of not investing in the formal model given the diffence enooorme price, and so little difference between the two guitars ... Strength = mics! weak point: the mechanical
Here, everything is said. (Almost ...)

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