john mayer black1

Marking the first time Fender Custom Shop has built a replica of one of their own instruments, the Limited Edition (only 83 pieces) John Mayer Black1 Stratocaster is upon us.  John’s love for Stevie Ray Vaughn’s playing and guitars is well-documented (on his arm, even) and in our eyes this guitar is a testament to the kind of beat up road warrior Strat that SRV would have played.  This is an artist guitar you won’t be afraid to lean against your amp.  Fender’s specs after the jump.

Fender Custom Shop John Mayer Limited Edition Black1

Model Number: 150-8880-806

In October 2004, John Mayer visited the Fender Custom Shop and built his own Stratocaster guitar.  Used on many of John’s biggest hits, the Fender Custom Shop along with John Mayer, have reproduced his Black1 Stratocaster to every detail.  Limited Edition Incase gig bag and hard case included with a personally-signed letter from John and a DVD featuring multiple interviews with John, Rene Martinez, and a photo gallery.  This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Fender history, as well as musical history.


• Personal letter from John Mayer

• DVD- The Making of Black1

• Special Pickups

•Incase Hardcase with Cover

•Incase Custom Gigbag


Body: Hand Selected Alder

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer/Black

Neck: Quartersawn Maple Neck

Fretboard: Round-Lam Rosewood

Frets: Medium Jumbo

Hardware: Vintage Gold

Bridge: Gold Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

Pickups: Custom Wound

Wiring: Modern Strat

Controls: Volume/Tone/Tone. 5-Way Switch

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