John Mayer’s 2007 Fender “Continuum” Stratocaster

This is a guitar that was made specifically for the Continuum tour, during which John used it to play Belief and I Don’t Need a Doctor.

The guitar is most likely just a regular John Mayer Signature Stratocaster put together by John Cruz, featuring a custom finish, and the word “Continuum” written in sequence on top of the body, excluding the pickguard.

For the specifics behind the electronics and woods used on the guitar, refer to the official Fender spec sheet – [John Mayer Signature Models Specs].

The Giveaway

At the end of the Continuum tour, John apparently did a giveaway, and the guitar ended up with one of his fans.

This is I guess a tradition now – if you can call two guitars a tradition. It started with the Try! guitar when I was in a trio we did a guitar based on that artwork. It was a kind of a really cool way to kind of pull together all the enthusiasm for the band and the record and the tour on a guitar. It was really cool to give it away after I was done playing it for a whole weekend of performances.

ll sat around and decided we should do it again with the continuum artwork. Problem is that John Cruz, master-builder John Cruz, made a guitar that’s so great that this one’s really going to burn to give it away, but that’s what makes it fun.


Below is an album on Flickr of what seems to be John’s guitar, posted by user phelps7754. Based on the fact that the guitar has John Cruz’s signature on the headstock, this seems to be the real thing.

John Mayer's Continuum Strat + Incase


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