After what has been 20 years since I started to play guitar and introduced to Dream Theater through a group of friends as a teenager. I was given a VHS tape of them and was super impress by how different their music was from what I was used to listening until that point in time. Was the first time seeing the amazing Picasso Ibanez from John Petrucci that really stood out to me as someone who was just learning how to play guitar.
In 2001 I went to Europe for the first time and went to a guitar shop in Brighton UK and was blown away that they had an actual John Petrucci Ibanez which at the time I had no clue you could buy them. I was beyond happy and wanted to buy the guitar SO badly... but the reality was that the price was my whole budget for my trip which started in UK and finished in Prague a week and half later.
So sadly was not able to buy the guitar. Ever since I have wanted to buy one
but Never saw one ever again (in person) until a few days ago that I finally managed to get one from UK ironically.
So I am beyond Happy to have been able to get this guitar after all this years. I was finally able to afford one and fortunate that it is in pretty good condition.
I still can't believe I have the guitar. It is surreal. It has felt like when I got my very first electric guitar after saving money for half a year and staring at the Fender guitar catalog of 97 for months before been able to get my first guitar which was a white Squier with a dark rosewood fretboard.
So getting the Ibanez JPM P1 felt like being a teenager back in 1998 again XD
Bellow I have attached a picture of her with the rest of my colorful Ibanez guitars.
Taught I would share my story.