Fender Announces John Mayer Signature Stratocaster

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.