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John Mayer has always been a Strat guy.  For years now we’ve seen him on stage and heard him on his recordings getting some pretty darn sweet  tones out of his impressive arsenal of Stratocasters.  One of his favorite guitars, “The Black One“, is a beat-to-hell Custom Shop Masterbuilt guitar, so naturally when Fender decided to release a special limited edition USA John Mayer Strat, they looked to that guitar for inspiration.  Presenting the John Mayer “Black1”, available only in limited quantities, and only two are coming to the Zoo.  If you want one, act fast.  MAP is $1,749.99.  Follow the jump for specs and more info.

From Fender:


Mayer’s super sleek, famous black guitar has been his “go-to” instrument for years. He has been able to rely on it through countless recording sessions and shows, and affectionately refers to it as the “Black1”. In collaboration with the artist, we are now offering limited quantities of these special guitars to the world (500 global), as John “implores everyone to make their own trouble on it”, beating it up through their own musical experiences . The John Mayer Special Edition Black1 Stratocaster includes similar specs to his existing model (same neck shape, pickups and electronics) with the addition of some further upgraded features like gold hardware and a model- exclusive, super- protective INCASE® gigbag (designed in collaboration with the artist) that can be customized using the included patches and modular accessory compartments.

John Mayer Special Edition “Black1” Stratocaster®

Colors: (806) Black
Series: Artist
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Alder
Neck: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck, Gloss Finish on the Face of
the Headstock
Fretboard: Rosewood
Fretboard Radius: 9.5″ Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 21, Dunlop® 6105 Narrow Jumbo
Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Truss Rod Nut: Original Vintage Style
Pickups: Big Dipper™ Single-Coil Strat® Pickup
Big Dipper™ Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup
Big Dipper™ Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and
Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and
Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume,  Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),  Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle
Pickup)
Hardware: Gold
Tuning Keys: Gold Schaller® Die-Cast Tuners with Pearloid Buttons
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tremolo Arm: Aged White
Strap Buttons: Vintage Style Strap Buttons
Control Knobs: Aged White Knobs
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Strings: Standard Tension ST250R NPS, (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Gauges)
Incl. Accessories: INCASE® Gig Bag with Custom Patches and Modular Accessory
Compartments, Strap, Cable
Unique Features: Thick C-Shape Neck, Vintage Hardware, Five Tremolo Springs
Installed at Factory, Per the Artist’s Request, the Back Tremolo
Cover Plate is Not Installed nor Included with the Guitar, String Tree
is Farther from the Nut, ’50s Spaghetti Logo Decal