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John Mayer’s 2003 Vinetto Legato

As far as one can tell, John only used this guitar once – at the PNC Arts Center on August 28, 2003, in New Jersey [Singer-Songwriter John Mayer at the PNC Arts Center, Credit: Myrna Suarez]

The guitar was built by Vince Cunetto, who in the mid-90s worked with Fender Custom Shop on relicing their bodies and necks from his own workshop. A couple of years after the deal between the two ended, Vince started his own line of guitars under the Vinetto brand. The model that he first came up with was called Legato, and it featured a design heavily influenced by Fender models such as the Stratocaster and the Telecaster.

John’s own guitar featured sunburst finish on what looks like alder body, rosewood fretboard, 6-saddle Telecaster-style bridge, and a white pickguard. Although Vince mostly used pickups by DiMarzio, more specifically the ‘Virtual Hot T’ in the bridge and the Minibuckers in middle and neck [The ToneQuest Report, March 2004], Mayer’s guitar seems to have been equipped with Seymour Duncan pickups. These were most likely SD Vintage Mini Humbuckers.
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