John Mayer’s Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt ’60s Rosewood Stratocaster ‘Rosie’access_time First seen circa 2011
Based on the photos, this guitar was first used sometime in early to mid-2011, as John was first seen using it during the Tiger Jam All Star Benefit Concert in April that year.
The guitar was built by the Fender Custom Shop, and it features all-rosewood body and neck. It is based on a late 1960s model, and it styles the larger headstock and the logo design that was typical in that period. As far as the rest of the specs, this depends on whether the guitar was built specificaly for John, or he just happened to pick up one of the standard models.
In case the guitar was standard, it featured 25.5″ sale neck with 9.5″ fretboard radius and medium jumbo frets. The pickups were hand-wound in the factory to match the specs pickups made during the late 60s, and the headstock was fitted with the Vintage Style tuners,
Sometime in 2012, the pickguard on this guitar was painted by Pamelina (the same artist that did the Monterey Pop Strat for Fender) to feature a rose flower, making it one-of-a-kind. Some argue that the guitar with a rose on the pickguard is a completely different Strat, but if you closely inspect the wood grain on the body you’ll find that they are actually identical.