Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has teamed up with Grammy Award winning guitarist, singer and song writer John Mayer to release a new instrument based on Mayer’s own personal electric guitars. A combination of classic Fender specifications and newly designed features, the new Fender John Mayer Signature Model Stratocaster guitar is designed by Mayer himself. Known for playing a number of different Stratocaster guitars throughout his career, John jumped at the chance to add his own preferences to a new Fender model.
The guitar evokes a ’60s era “vibe” with vintage Fender bridge and tremolo, and vintage tuning machines. The back of the maple neck, the fingerboard and headstock are given a tinted and buffed finish to complete the vintage look. Newly designed Big Dipper single coil pickups were designed for John’s modern tastes, which accentuate the bass and treble frequencies while softening the mid-range, offering the unique tones found in Mayer’s playing. They are controlled with a volume and two tone control knobs, and standard Fender 5-way switching.”
I figured I should post this for a couple of reasons. (1) I have been posting lots about John Mayer lately, so why not keep it up? (2) I would like to own a sweet electric guitar, and this one fits the description (“sweet”) pretty well. *wink*
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that tickets to the John Mayer Trio shows in Minneapolis (9/23) and Milwaukee (9/24) go on sale this Saturday.