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Fender Announces John Mayer Signature Stratocaster

Disclosure Policy | Thu, Aug 3, 2006 | 262 |

Fender John Mayer Signature StratocasterJohn Mayer StratIs it just me, or does it seem like you can’t turn on the television these days without stumbling on a John Mayer performance?

He’s been working the Awards Shows, Austin City Limits, The Grammys, and a number of other TV venues — and I can certainly understand his popularity… the guy just rocks.

If you’re a fan of Mayer’s singular Strat tone you might be seriously tempted by Fender’s John Mayer Signature Strocaster — in my opinion its one of the better looking Strats coming out of Fender’s factory these days, and it really is built to produce Mayer’s unique chopped mid-range tone.

To that end it sports something entirely new to the venerable Strat line — a trio of the new custom-wound ‘Big Dipper’ single-coils.

Other stand-out additions on the John Mayer Signature include Dunlop’s 6105 frets, a five-spring synchronized tremolo, buffed headstock, and a slightly oversized “C” shape neck.

And yeah, it may be strictly aesthetic, but I absolutely love Fender’s cool old Spaghetti logo, circa the ’50s. With a 3-color Sunburst finish and tortoise shell pickguard, this is just one smooth looking Strat.

The Fender John Mayer Signature Stratocaster Features–

  • Select Alder Body
  • Oversized C-Shaped Maple Neck
  • 25.5-inch Scale Length
  • African Rosewood Fretboard With 21 Frets
  • Three “Big Dipper” Single-Coil Pickups
  • Master Volume & Individual Tone Controls
  • 5-Way Pickup Switching
  • American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Vintage-Styled Tuners
  • Tortoise Shell Pickguard

According to Fender the John Mayer Stratocaster’s Tremolo unit comes from the factory with the back cover-plate already removed — per Mayer himself, and presumably for easy access.