#1
Hey Everyone!!

Ok, so the OLP JP is on sale for $250 flat NIB. Lately I've been wanting a EBMM JP but will never be able to afford it(since I'm only 14) so I heard the alternative was the OLP. Should I go for it? is it junk? is it a good guitar? What should I do?

If I do get it, I am planning to swap the p-ups for either a DiMarzio Steve's Special for the bridge or a DiMarzio D-Sonic(bridge) & a DiMarzio Air Norton in the neck. As for the trem, I know it is a floating trem with no locking. What tuners do you guys recommend I get for "Locking Tuners", because I am a pretty whammy crazy kind of guy!! LOL

Any help will be much appreciated, thank you,

Eric
#2
OLP as far as I've delved into the line are always fairly great guitars for the money, my friend had and regularly gigged a Wolfgang of theirs - great instrument.

You should go give one a try first, see how the neck and shape is for you.
#3
Stuff on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEAcv3wqGHw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akbaTWaogXw

Stuff on harmony central:
http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/OLP/John+Petrucci+Signature/10/1

Stuff on musiciansfriend:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/OLP-John-Petrucci-Signature-Model-Electric-Guitar-Pack?sku=516053

On UG:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/olp/mm_john_petrucci_signature/index.html

Probably an honest review:
I'm not big on people who just trash stuff just to sound cool, so this is from my heart. I have a "real" MM petrucci, and wanted to try one of these so maybe my expectation were off, but the guitar was just not good. My biggest problem was intonation. (using a precision tuner)Between frets, the pitch would go from open E in tune, to F (way flat), then to F# (Way Sharp). This was just a big disappointment. But I understand that I might have been expecting too much. I have other guitars in this price range that play MUCH better than this guitar. I'm my opinion, this is at best a beginner guitar.



You could have done all this yourself though, luckily you made me curious
I guess you get what you pay for with this guitar.