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Fender John Mayer Stratocaster with Case

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Product Description

The Fender John Mayer guitar is a Signature Stratocaster resulting from a collaboration between the world-famous guitar builder and the Grammy award-winning recording artist.
The John Mayer Signature Stratocaster is Fender’s next must have signature model. Features include an alder body, a maple neck with a slightly bigger C shape, and an African rosewood fingerboard. The pickups are Big Dipper single coils with special scooped mid range voicing to meet John Mayer’s specifications.

Another customized feature is the back plate, or lack thereof, sort of. A hardshell case is included.

John Mayer Unique Features

  • Thick C-Shape Neck
  • Vintage Hardware
  • Five Tremolo Springs installed at the factory
  • Back tremolo cover plate is not installed nor included per Artist's request
  • String tree is farther from the nut
  • 3 Big Dipper single coil Strat pickups with special Scooped mid-range voicing
  • '50s Spaghetti logo decal
  • Satin urethane finish on back of neck, gloss finish on the face of the headstock

About Fender
Founded in 1946, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has been an American icon for over 50 years. In that time, Fender’s contribution to the evolving sound of contemporary music has been global and continuous. By introducing the first commercially viable solidbody electric guitar, the first electric bass and countless classic amplifiers, Fender musical instruments have left their mark on jazz, blues, country, rock and many other styles of popular music.

Product Specifications

Fender John Mayer Signature Stratocaster Specifications

  • Body: Select Alder
  • Neck: Maple, thick C shape; satin urethane on back of neck, gloss finish on the face of the headstock.
  • Fingerboard: African rosewood, 9.5-inch radius
  • Number of Frets: 21 Dunlop 6105 Narrow Jumbo
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuning machines
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: American vintage synchronized tremolo
  • Pickguard: 4-ply Tortise shell
  • Pickups: 3 Big Dipper single-coil Stratocaster pickups with special scooped mid range voicing to meet John Mayer’s specifications
  • Pickup Switching: 5-position Blade:
    • Position 1: Bridge
    • Position 2: Bridge and Middle
    • Position 3: Middle
    • Position 4: Middle and Neck
    • Position 5: Neck
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Tone 1: Neck pickup
    • Tone 2: Bridge and Middle pickup
  • Scale Length: 25.5 inches
  • Back Plate: NOT installed on guitar per Artist's request
  • Includes: Case, strap and a cable
  • Strings: Fender Super ST250R (NPS: .010 , .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)

 



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Phone:  (480) 596-9690 Warranty:  Instruments: Limited Lifetime; Electronic Products (amps): Transferrable 5 Year Limited; Accessories: 1 Year Limited
Blaine from San Francisco
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General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I've read allot of reviews and YouTube videos of the JM Strat. All of which were stellar and I was not dispointed. The build and quality are amazing for the price. I like the new website where you can select by serial the exact guitar. I am picky about weight and fingerboard color. So, when it came it was stellar. I really like that a hard case is shipped now with the JM Strats as its more appealing and useful for me. I like my action a little lower - so I did adjust the string height, but that only took a few minutes and I typically end up doing this on any instruement. This is guitar is amazing to look at and plays superb. Not much to not like here - I guess I would have liked the little allen wrench in its own little pouch. Its tiny so I had to search a little for it with the case candy.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
I was surprised at the quality - it was better than expected. Color is a nicer white in person. As far as genre - I don't think there's any music that can't sound great on this strat.
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
I picked a lighter strat - and just want to say thanks to American Music for the new site views and ability to select an exact ser#. I like my strats under 8lbs and have 7 other strats to compare this one with. The neck is perfect and aling with the pickups the main reason I purchased a JM model. This is a perfect neck profile for my hand - its not small and not to fat. Its really comfortable and better than I expected. Plus the satin neck finish feels really sweet. Has a nice worn in feel right out of the case. The controls are strat right out of the case - can't get that wrong. A proven design from 1954.
Tone
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
The JM wound pickups are one reason many players purchase this guitar. And its right as rain. They provide a nice range and are as good as it can be done. Nice bottom with just the right mids and brightness. I tend to be picku about my strat sound and do not like over-wound pickups - the JMs are one of the most perfect balanced pickups I've played - bar none.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish is perfection - I showed it to some freinds and they were wow'd. Its a beuatiful finish job - and assembly. It was seriously perfect - I could not find any flaw on neck or body. Most of my other strats are custom shop heavy relics - which is my prefernce - but, this finish is drop dead perfect and its hard not to want to keep it that way.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
The JM is a bargain for the $$. I've purchased a Marr Jaguar and GE Tele and they to are incredble guitars. In my view the signature Fenders are all super high quality. I am alwasy pleased.
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
The action was set to Fender spec out of the box. But, I like to lower about 1/32" which makes it feel better to me. It took me a few minutes and it felt like righ at home. A great playing strat - with big frets - which feel good and bend is nice even with lower action. No fret outs even after adjusting the height. I gave 4 stars on playablilty only because I had to adjust to my preference - but, for most people I'd call it a 5 since you can just pick it up out of the case and it plays nicely.
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