John Mayer’s Ernie Ball Music Man 25th Anniversary

This guitar was seen during the 2010 Battle Studies World Tour on various dates, but primarily on gigs played in Australia and Japan. Allegedly, the guitar was used to record some of the stuff on the Battle Studies album but there’s no official word from John on this.

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Specs, Color

From the photos available the guitar appears to be black, but it seems that all of the 25th Anniversary models were produced in dark red. As pointed out in the comments, John apparently didn’t like the original finish and had the guitar repainted in black.

The Ernie Ball Music Man 25th Anniversary model is equipped with two DiMarzio custom humbuckers mounted on top of a chambered basswood body with a figured maple top with white binding. John’s particular model is fitted with a rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and a 12″ radius (flatter than John’s Strats).


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2 years ago

Actually, John said once in an inteeview that it was sent to him in red. He loved the guitar but hated the color. He sent it back and had it refinished.