John Mayer’s Fender Stratocaster ‘Crashocaster’ Customaccess_time First seen circa 2005
John was first seen using this Strat in 2005 during the John Mayer Trio tour. The guitar was built by the Fender Custom Shop and painted by John Crash Matos – a graffiti artist who became known in the guitar world after painting a few of Eric Clapton’s Strats in the early 2000s. In 2004 he was commissioned by Fender to paint a total of fifty guitars with completely unique designs. John’s Strat was likely not counted as one of those fifty since it was likely a custom order featuring the number “83” embedded into the design (obviously something requested by John himself).
In case John’s guitar was made in private agreement between the two, that would mean that there’s a total of 54 Crashocaster circling around – the three he painted for Clapton, fifty for the Fender Custom Shop, and this one for Mayer. If you happen to know more details about this particular Chrashocaster, and the story of how it came to be, please be sure to send a message/leave a comment below.