John Mayer’s 1990s Squier Stratocaster
This was John’s first ever electric guitar, acquired and used most likely sometime between 1991 and 1993. Prior to this, John was using an acoustic guitar which was rented from a local guitar shop, although there might have been a couple of more acoustic guitars going through his hands before he eventually acquired this Squier. [John Mayer: Someday I’ll Fly]
My first electric guitar was a Squier, so I’ve kind of grown up native to the shape and the sound and the feel of a Stratocaster. I kind of learned my way around the guitar on it. [John Mayer 2007 summer tour – Fender]
As far as one can tell, there’s only one photo of John with this guitar, and it is shown briefly in the music documentary by Eastwood Allen titled ‘John Mayer: Someday I’ll Fly’ [John Mayer: Someday I’ll Fly – 02:31]. Based on the photo, the guitar was finished in black and featured a rosewood fretboard. The same photo was shared on John’s Instagram profile a while ago.
What happened to the guitar is unknown, but it is likely that John sold it in order to purchase his next electric guitar.