Fender Announces John Mayer Special Edition Black1 Stratocaster

Posted by Michael Mueller on September 8, 2010 at 9:57 AM

PRESS RELEASE: John 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."

John Mayer Black1

In collaboration with the artist, Fender 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 gig-bag (designed in collaboration with the artist) that can be customized using the included patches and modular accessory compartments.

Specifications

  • 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/MiddlePickup)
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Tuning Keys: Gold Schaller Die-Cast Tuners with Pearloid Buttons
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tremolo Arm: Aged White 

For more, please visit Fender.com

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