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Fender John Mayer Signature Stratocaster - 3-Color Sunburst Reviews

5.0 stars based on 4 customer reviews
  • from Bremen, GA July 3, 2014Music Background:
    Weekend Warrior

    Perfect Strat

    This guitar might as well been my signature model instead of John's. Perfect neck shape, tall narrow 6105 frets, 2 piece body, string gauge, tortoise shell pickguard, rosewood fingerboard are my preferences. As soon as I played it (unplugged) you could feel the resonance of the alder, but once I plugged it up, those Big Dipper pickups are the perfect compliment to the body and the tone is pure 60's classic. Position 4 is amazing and quacky, just like I like it. If you want an SRV, Hendrix, Or Mayer sounding tone, this guitar is perfect.

  • from Virginia July 2, 2013Music Background:
    Part Time Musician

    Incredible Strat for the Price

    I have owned a lot Stratocasters over the many years I have been playing. A lot of them have been disappointing and some downright bad.
    The John Mayer Signature model was everything and more than I expected. This guitar is just awesome. I have played a gig with it recently and it worked great with many tone variations....definitely has an awesome classic strat sound as well as some awesome variations. The standard setup is also perfect for me and C shaped neck is by far my favorite neck shape .....great playing guitar.... stays in tune.................This guitar is like a custom shop model .......for much less.....I am so happy with this guitar.....I wish I had the exact same guitar with maple neck to compliment this one......Of course Sweetwater Service is great ...special thanks to Richard Whittington at Sweetwater for all his extra help.

  • from macon, ga December 22, 2010Music Background:
    play recreationally

    A must have!!!!!

    i bought this guitar about 1 month ago and its been nothing but amazing. i cant say that i know a ton about tone or many other guitars. but even i know that this is a blues players dream. i plugged it in and was immediately blown away by the tone i was able to get straight out of the box. i have to admit i love john mayers music and thats alot of what inspired me to buy this guitar. but man am i glad i did. its great. you must check it out. and then buy it! oh before i forget sweetwater is amazing as well. the service i got from my sales rep scott was unbeatable. thanks guys!

  • from Central IL March 5, 2006

    Excellent Sounding & Playing Strat!

    I've had this strat for about a month now. It's currently strat #4 and I think it's the 6th I've ever owned.

    If I had to compared this strat to another model, I suppose I'd say it's like a '62 RI. Old school looking headstock and logo, RW fretboard with a C shape, truss adjustment at the heel, and 3 tone SB finish. Vintage trem and tuners, 21 frets. It has a very vintage feel to it, except the medium jumbo's, the 5-way switch, and the modern radius. It came setup very well from the factory, save the blocked trem. I floated it right away.

    Anyway, it plays just like you'd expect to for an instrument of this expense and quality. Fret dressings and edges are pretty good. Finish looks very nice.

    However, I think the most noteworthy feature of this axe is its pickups. They're very glassy and shimmery but it's not shrill either. It's got great quack in positions 2 & 4 and the bridge pickup isn't overly obnoxious like some strats are. Note that Tone #2 is wired to the Br and Mid pickups. My bottom line is that this thing sounds just like a classic strat is supposed to.

    As for the deal, it's hard for me to say that this strat is worth it's price tag. However, when I compare it to the other strats that are out there for this price, I think it far exceeds them. I guess I'm saying that compared to the other strats in this price range new, it's got to by far be my favorite. I'm not sure that it's a bargain, but if you're looking for a strat and can afford this one, you need to check one out.

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