John Mayer’s 2007 Fender John Mayer Limited Edition Stratocaster (Cypress Mica)access_time First seen circa 2007
This guitar was a limited edition of the John Mayer Signature Stratocaster released in 2007, featuring most of the specs present on the regular models with some minor differences. John himself used the guitar occasionally from early 2007.
As said, the guitar is pretty much just a regular JM Stratocaster featuring different finish and few minor design features. The color is officially listed as ‘Cypress Mica’, which falls somewhere between gun-metal gray and olive green with sparkles that under a certain light give more of a yellow/golden tint. Aside from the finish, which is obviously the most unique feature on the guitar, the standard tone and volume knobs have been replaced with vintage white amp control knobs.
The model was produced from mid-2007 to late 2008 as a limited run of 500 pieces and was available for purchase for $2,149.99. For exact specs, please consult official spec sheet, kindly provided to us by Fender via email [John Mayer Limited Edition Stratocaster Specs]
The guitar(s) that John played himself was (were) modified from the factory specs by Chris Fleming. One of the models with the serial number #002 is currently owned by the Fender Reissue Shop, who posted a few of photos of it over at Fender John Mayer Stage Played, Owned, and Signed Masterbuilt Stratocaster – The Fender Reissue Shop.