Fender Statocaster John Mayer Signature, Olympic White
Love him or hate him, John Mayer has been carrying the torch for Strats (and Strat-like instruments more recently) since his arrival on the music scene. When he’s not writing smash pop singles, John Mayer is a blues disciple, with influences like BB King and Jimi Hendrix shining clearly through his playing, and having been largely inspired by the latter influence, Mayer has played some awesome Strats in his time. His devotion to the model, and his fame, eventually got him an endorsement with Fender, which eventually produced a fabulous signature line.
This piece is modeled aesthetically after ‘50s Strats, but with a few quirks. The C neck is slightly bigger, making for a very comfortable neck that you can really grab a hold of. The string tree is spaced a bit further from the nut as well, which decreases the break-angle. The reason for this escapes this writer, but it could be to decrease tension when bending, or to allow easier bends behind the nut. This piece also features Big Dipper pickups, designed by Mayer to have a scooped-mids sort of sound. And just like Mayer’s own instruments, these ones come from the factory without a back-plate. They also come with five trem springs installed, but a previous owner took out two of them. Speaking of the previous owner, this piece was treated with kid gloves, and is in fabulous condition, with hardly a scratch on it. The piece has had its saddles replaced, and the included bridge cover does not fit over the new ones. It is also one heck of a player, with an incredible sound to boot. It is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the finest playing Strats this writer has ever handled. It also ships in its original hardshell case with all of the case candy, including a cable, its whammy bar and bridge cover, and a strap.
Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz.
Nut Width: 1 11/16”
8/10 (excellent condition) Made in the USA
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