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Old 10-07-2019, 02:33 PM
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Default Fender John Mayer Signature Strat in Oly White

I know this is the Acoustic Guitar Forum, but I figured I'd toss this out here, just in case. This magnificent electric guitar is virtually unplayed with pristine Olympic White finish, mint pickguard, and Big Dipper pickups for a fat, bluesy, tone.

I bought this back in 2013 from the original owner, a collector. I love Mayer's electric tone and although I'm primarily an acoustic player, I thought I'd use to it record. It's basically sat in my closet (smoke free, pet free, climate controlled home) since.

Guitar and case are in excellent shape - I hesitate to say mint even though I can't find any blemishes.

Some specs:

Body: Select Alder
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: African Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (nice, dark Brazilian hue, with some red mixed in for good measure)
Frets: 21, 216105 Narrow Jumbo Frets
Scale Length: 25.5”
Nut: 1.650
Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Color: 3-Color Sunburst
Case: Fender/Incase John Mayer Custom Gigbag
Hardware: Nickle/Chrome

I'm a little up in the air on price simply because I don't keep up with the electric market. I'll say $2,000, OBO as it seems these (Oly White) have gone anywhere between $1,800 and $2,500 on Reverb in the past 6-12 months.

* The only trade I would consider is for either a Martin HD-28V or 35 series Dread, or (preferably) a Martin J-40. *

Quick iPhone shots below, but I can take more detailed photos upon request. Thanks!










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Old 10-10-2019, 06:47 AM
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I'm no Strat expert.....but...my son traded a sunburn John Mayer Strat about 5 years ago...it was the best Strat I had ever heard....those pick ups are off the charts!!!
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:01 AM
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I'm no Strat expert.....but...my son traded a sunburn John Mayer Strat about 5 years ago...it was the best Strat I had ever heard....those pick ups are off the charts!!!
Thanks, $ongWriter! I agree completely. I’m not an electric player/Strat expert either, but to my ears, those pickups are deep, clear, and add an aural dimension not typical of Strat voicing. It doesn’t hurt that it plays like butter, either.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:59 PM
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:33 AM
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I might be interested... what are the neck measurements on this one?
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:37 AM
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Added video of me demoing this guitar... kidding. The venerable Greg Koch is demoing an Oly White one of similar vintage for Wildwood.

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I might be interested... what are the neck measurements on this one?
Hey,

The fretboard radius is 9.5” and scale Length is 25.5”. Nut width is 1.650, and the frets are 216105 Narrow Jumbo.

I know that is all from the original post, I’m just not sure what else you might be looking for. Is there something else in particular like width at 12th fret, bridge spacing, or neck shape/depth? If so, I can give those a measure later this afternoon/evening.

Thanks!

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Old 11-05-2019, 01:12 PM
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Lots o’ interest, but no takers yet!

Update possible trades to include HD-35 & HD-28V.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:39 PM
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Can you try to describe the neck profile in terms an elec player might comprehend? All I can find online is “slightly larger C.” Seems a bit vague.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:30 AM
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Can you try to describe the neck profile in terms an elec player might comprehend? All I can find online is “slightly larger C.” Seems a bit vague.
I may not be much help here as I’m really just an acoustic player. As such, it feels “shallow” to me, but based on online reading it seems real electric players think of it as “chunkier.”

Here are a couple of cell phone photos with a tape measure. I’ll grab another in a few with my hands wrapped around it for scale.

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Cell photos of the neck and my mutant hands below. From pinky to thumb, I've got a roughly 10 inch span, and it's roughly eight inches from my wrist to tip of my middle finger. For some reason the nut width photo will not display right side up.
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Thanks. Much appreciated.

A lot out there on the internet naturally, but about 80% subjective. Then Fender seems to blur things as well re contours and large vs deep etc..

Judging from your measurements, I’d hardly describe it as chunky. I have a Warmoth boatneck which is around 1” deep at 1st & 12th frets w pronounced boatneck contour (pre-sanding).

My hands are a similar ‘mutation’ to yours with avg hands and long fingers. I’m afraid ergonomics aren’t aligned for this particular guitar. Too bad.

Are you looking specifically for a rosewood Martin OM?
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Thanks. Much appreciated.

A lot out there on the internet naturally, but about 80% subjective. Then Fender seems to blur things as well re contours and large vs deep etc..

Judging from your measurements, I’d hardly describe it as chunky. I have a Warmoth boatneck which is around 1” deep at 1st & 12th frets w pronounced boatneck contour (pre-sanding).

My hands are a similar ‘mutation’ to yours with avg hands and long fingers. I’m afraid ergonomics aren’t aligned for this particular guitar. Too bad.

Are you looking specifically for a rosewood Martin OM?
Bummer, but I understand.

“Yes” to the Martin and rosewood parts, I’m interested in OM, J, or Dreads though.
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Bumping this fine blues machine to the top.
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Judging from your measurements, I’d hardly describe it as chunky. I have a Warmoth boatneck which is around 1” deep at 1st & 12th frets w pronounced boatneck contour (pre-sanding).
I'd say a 'chunky' neck starts at around .9" 1st fret, this appears to be right around .85" 1st, basically on the thicker side for a mid 60s medium C.

It's all relative - compared to many vintage variants it might be on the thinner side but compared to a modern strat neck it's pretty substantial.

Super cool guitar, great pickups, one of my fav sig models along w/ the EJ, except this has long been discontinued.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:09 PM
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I'd say a 'chunky' neck starts at around .9" 1st fret, this appears to be right around .85" 1st, basically on the thicker side for a mid 60s medium C.

It's all relative - compared to many vintage variants it might be on the thinner side but compared to a modern strat neck it's pretty substantial.

Super cool guitar, great pickups, one of my fav sig models along w/ the EJ, except this has long been discontinued.
Much appreciated, ‘it’s a fine guitar indeed!
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