Back in issue 327 we spoke to John Mayer about a great many things, and in the course of our conversation he mentioned that Fender was working on a production replica of one of his favourite Strats, The Black One. You heard it here first, but now Fender has finally taken the wraps off the John Mayer Special Edition ‘Black1’ Stratocaster.
The guitar was widely used on his superb third solo album Continuum, and this limited edition series (just 500 will be made) seeks to emulate The Black One’s key features.
It has similar specs to his current (and fantastic) John Mayer signature model, with the same pickups, neck profile and electronics, but also features natty gold hardware and an exclusive incase gigbag that can be customised using modular accessory pouches and patches.
This guitar was produced by Fender as a limited edition run of 500! This guitar is modeled after John Mayer’s famous “The Black One” Strat that he uses on stage.
Only 500 of these guitars were built! This guitar has built up a ton of buzz, and available stock has quickly sold out within weeks of being released.These guitars have been very hard to find and only rarely pop up for sale, and when they do they often fetch well over $3000.
This guitar does not come with its original case. It will be shipped in a Black Fender plastic case. The case is used and has stickers on it.
There is a chip in the finish on the lower horn. There are various surface scratches in the black finish on the back of the body. many of these could probably be buffed out. There are a few small indentations in the wood on the back of the body, the finish is completely intact at these small indentations. This guitar has been played and there is normal playwear from the past 3 years.
The guitar is all original and comes with all of its original case candy. Guitar features gold hardware and gold neckplate, gold tuners with pearl tuner knobs, and the famous “Big Dipper” pickups.