Here at Pedalboards of the Star, we (naturally) talk a lot about what’s found on the floor in front of the guitarist, but occasionally we like take a look up and take a peek at the source of that sound, which can be as crucial as any effect. John Mayer, who has one of the most popular pedalboards around, has a nice collection of guitars, including his own signature John Mayer Strat by Fender. Let’s have a closer look at what guitars this top guitarist uses.
John Mayer Strat list
Just listing the number of Fender Stratocasters this artist has used would take us a few pages. It is said that John Mayer owns over 200 guitars, with a great many getting some important stage time. If you want a guitar that plays and sounds like John Mayer, your best bet is going with a Fender Stratocaster, single coil preferably, which is clearly his favorite model.
Here are a few currently available models of Fender John Mayer Strat guitars.
Signature John Mayer Strat
Don’t sell the signature John Mayer Strat models short, or any other signature gear for that matter. Artists like John Mayer have certain customizations that only they (and their guitar techs and luthiers) truly know, and the best way to get access to a guitar built to these customizations would be through signature artists series guitars.
Other Stratocasters used by John Mayer
The John Mayer Strat you often see him playing with the psychedelic designs and flowers is the Artist Series Jimi Hendrix Monterey Pop Stratocaster, unfortunately unavailable now. There are some Stevie Ray Vaughan signature strats that are available.