Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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You'll enjoy professional quality sound from a beautiful axe with the Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The C-shaped maple neck sports a satin finish and African rosewood f... Click To Read More About This Product

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You'll enjoy professional quality sound from a beautiful axe with the Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The C-shaped maple neck sports a satin finish and African rosewood fretboard with big Dunlop 6105 frets for a super-comfortable, fast feel you can really dig into. Buffed headstock and vintage '50s decal combine with 3-ply brown shell pickguard and vintage finishes for a fabulous look. Alder body sports an American vintage synchronized tremolo with five springs. The string tree is slightly closer to the nut, just the way John likes it.

Features
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • African rosewood fretboard
  • Big Dipper single-coil Stratocaster pickups
  • Dunlop 6105 frets
  • American vintage synchronized tremolo
  • 3-ply brown shell pickguard
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FenderArtist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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(63 of 72 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best git-Fiddle for Blues...

By u-gotta-b-kiddin

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I have a 93 or so Jap. reissue 57, a Hwy 1, and this model in 3 tone sunburst. I have also owned vintage Strats. This puppy blows them all out of the water. Out of the box setup, finish, neck size and shape, frets, satin backside of the neck, tone (the scooped mid-range was a brilliant idea - tone for days), sustain and playability, it's the tops baby! I've never been so satisfied with a Strat before and won't change a thing on the JM. On the Jap. I changed out the PU's to Noisless Fenders. On the Hwy1 I changed them out to SRV's (which is a must - those PU's are junk) and they wail. Upgraded all of the strings to 11s but this still stands head and chest above the rest. I'm now getting rid of the Jap. Strat - no place for it anymore. If you love the SRV style setup but hate the gold hardware like me - this is your baby. Not rediculous, just perfect. Oh by the way - I had a professional player friend of mine who is used to playing (and owns) Martins, PRS's and Strats as a guest for a week. He'd sit down and play, looking down, his head would start to move from side to side - I thought< oh no - there's a problem. He looked up and said, "Dude, I LOVE this guitar" then proceeded to play it non-stop for 3 hours. This went on for the entire time he was visiting. Nuf Said.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've Found What I'm Looking For

By kaffenated

from Ausitn, Texas

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I could tell you about the specs on this guitar - but I won't. I could tell you about the materials/woods on this guitar - but I won't. I could tell you about the look and feel of this guitar - but I won't. In relation to what is really important - all of that seems so unimportant (although these do all add up to something which I believe is very magical). If you want that information, it is available; just look it up. What I will tell you is that for twenty years I've been playing guitar and never found that true connection between an instrument and myself. The missing connection is not for lack of trying - I have a home studio full of musical toys. With this guitar, I've found a connection that I can't explain - in retrospect, everything else has always been somewhat sterile. There is something magical that happens when you plug this into a tube amp. You know that guitar sound in your head - the one you want to make? This one does it for me. You know that sound you hear on all the records you love (but can never seem to reproduce)? This one does it for me. The things I want most; this guitar allows me to achieve. It is inspirational and gratifying. I have *never* felt this with an instrument before. It has always been a bit of a battle - in contrast, this guitar freely gives me all that beautiful tone I've been looking for. It makes *that* sound. I happen to believe John Mayer is a very talented guitar player - I'm not a big fan of his music; but his guitar playing and skill I admire and appreciate. I really wouldn't care if "Mickey Mouse" was on the headstock, I'd buy this guitar (again) in a heartbeat - it does the most important thing any guitar can be expected; which is to forget it is even there. Obviously, I highly recommend this guitar - but perhaps more importantly I want to say "Thank you John". I've truly found something which I've been looking for a very long time.

(9 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like butter

By Willy Jack

from TX

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is played by one of the best guitarists in the world. Although I don't own one I have played with this guitar in a guitar center and to me this guitar feels like melted butter in your hands. It slides through your hands so smoothly and sounds so clean yet it can sound so dirty. It may just be that its my favorite artist in the world that plays this guitar but whatever it is this will be my next guitar that I get. If you haven't ever heard of John Mayer I would recommened for you to buy one of his Cd's and hear how incredibly talented this guitarist is.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best Stratocaster made in the last 20 years, period.

By Paul

from Kansas City

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I've been playing since I was 9 and as far as "new" guitars go, this is simply the best I have ever seen. I played at least 100 guitars extensively before I bought my J.M. Strat and none of them came close. The tone that bleeds from this guitar is an american institution. It can do anything. I use it to play blues, jazz and melodic instrumentals but I've used it to play alternative rock, hardcore and pop-rock. I can't possibly describe the tone in words, I just can't. Go up to Guitar Center and plug one into a Fender tube amp (I use a DeVille 4x10) and you will know that you have found your guitar. Every electric guitar enthusiast dreams of giving a piece of American art to their children in the form of a guitar. This is that guitar.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best Artist Series Stratocasters around...

By Ryan Alexander

from Salinas, California

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I own two of these gorgeous Strats. The first I bought was one in Shoreline Gold w/ the Racing Stripe back in Jan. 07. It was one of the first ones produced in '05, so I had a couple very fixable issues with it at first (fretboard a little uneven, hardware a little loose). But as soon as I got those little flaws fixed, that baby was ready to go. It's honestly one of the most versatile guitars I've ever played. It has the most pure, beautiful tone when played clean, and can really scream with some overdrive as well. Any effect pedal you throw at it, it will bring the absolute best out of it. I was so impressed with it, that a few months later, I went back to GC and picked one up in Olympic White. This one was made in '07, and everything on it was perfect. Fender made all the right adjustments to it during production. I can't say enough about this guitar. John Mayer can really design a guitar. Put this right next to his signature Martin acoustics, and you'll see some of the most beautiful guitars around. If you want an Artist Series Stratocaster, this is the one to get. The John Mayer Signature Stratocaster combines all of the standout features of the EJ Strat, the SRV Strat, and the EC Strat into one truly remarkable guitar.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Strat for this price

By Chris

from Pleasanton, CA

Site Member

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I walked into Guitar Center to check out some Les Paul guitars and while I was testing one out, I saw this guitar on a stand next to me so I picked it up and started playing it without plugging it to an amp. It felt awesome. The neck was bit "fat" but it just made it feel even better and the satin finish on the neck is perfect. 15 minutes later I was walking to my car with a new guitar. For those complaining about the price, go to the "Fender American Experience" site and build your own guitar there with these specs. The price would be close to $1900. That's what I was planning to do after visiting the Fender factory in Corona, CA until I found this guitar and fell in love with it. Another complaint I keep hearing is that it's a John Mayer signature model. Forget the name associated to it and just play the guitar on a tube amp and the let the Big Dipper pickups do the "talking". They sound amazing. At this price and this tone, I would buy this guitar, even if it would be a Yanni signature model (nothing personal against Yanni, just throwing a name out there).

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Don't hate whats Great!

from Houston

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Great guitar, I am a fan of the Mayer sound, and this will help you get there. Its close to the SRV but not there. Shure they cost about the same, but this has the classic look to it, and once you start playing it you just don't want to put it down!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fine Fiddle

By Grand Toad

from Inland Empire

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for two years. It has that great Strat vibe. Good frets, and a great finish. It really nails that old Strat quack. When I bought mine I had no intention of buying a "John Mayer" Strat. I got talked into trying it, and walked out with it. I didn't get it with the gig bag, I got a nice tweed case. Give it a whirl, you'll be surprised.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exceptional Introduction to Electric

By S.P. Stellar

from Phoenix, Arizona

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I have been a long time acoustic player and wanted to get into the electric world. The store clerk talked me into the John Mayer model and I couldn't be happier with the playability, smooth crisp tones and its ability to help play the blues, I would recommend this guitar to anybody who wants a quality guitar at a good price.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Nicholai Roman

from Highlands, NC

Comments about Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I just got this beauty for Christmas, and let me tell you, it is mind-blowing. The finish is gorgeous, the neck super-comfortable, and the frets great. It has a nice, mellow, punchy sound that sounds oh-so-sweet. A must-buy for any guitarist.

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