NEWS: John Mayer’s prototype relic-relic Fender Strat

If you’re not into the whole relicing thing, you might wanna skip this story and read something else. Might I suggest this?

Check out this Fender prototype of the new John Mayer relic Stratocaster, which is based on – get this – John’s Fender Custom Shop Relic ’61 Strat. Yeah, it’s not vintage like a lot of people naturally assume. So this is a relic of a relic.

John posted this photo today on Twitter, not long after posting “Meeting with Fender and incase to look at prototypes of the new “Black 1” guitar and case.”

That’s the original on the bottom, and the copy on top.

Of course this isn’t the first signature Strat Fender has made for John Mayer. When I worked at World of Music in Brighton East here in Melbourne, I had the opportunity to play a several production model John Mayer Stratocasters and one of them in particular was probably the nicest non-Custom Shop Strat I’ve ever played.

If you can’t wait for the Relic, here are a couple of standard Fender John Mayer Stratocasters available from Music123:

Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar Olympic White


Fender Artist Series John Mayer Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst


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