Is 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.