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 Post subject: John Mayer VS Standard Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:20 pm 
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About to make the decision to buy a new guitar. I was playing the John Mayer version of the Stratocaster and it sounded really nice. I unfortunately ran out of time to play the standard and wont be able to go back until tomorrow. Are the frets as close, is there a difference in neck size, and is the tone of equal quality. Might as well make an informed decision to keep around 200 dollars.

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 Post subject: Re: John Mayer VS Standard Stratocaster
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:50 pm 
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FenderVIntage wrote:
About to make the decision to buy a new guitar. I was playing the John Mayer version of the Stratocaster and it sounded really nice. I unfortunately ran out of time to play the standard and wont be able to go back until tomorrow. Are the frets as close, is there a difference in neck size, and is the tone of equal quality. Might as well make an informed decision to keep around 200 dollars.

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1st of all, the am std strat runs about 1100-1250 moreless
the john mayer sig runs about 2100
so if there is only a 200 diff, jump at the john mayer strat.
how were they asking for each?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:52 pm 
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also,
the am std is an excellent strat.
the john mayer is designed to john mayers voicings, or specs.
great guitar also.

did you like the john mayer strat?


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Signature vs Standard? Mustang s Focus. Camero vs Colbalt.

Sorry, but the ideas are the same.

Not meaning to mean either, but don't or can't think of how else to say it.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:49 pm 
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guitarman0128 wrote:
Signature vs Standard? Mustang s Focus. Camero vs Colbalt.

Sorry, but the ideas are the same.

Not meaning to mean either, but don't or can't think of how else to say it.


I concur, you played the Mayer now try a few am standards. It'll make your decision a lot easier. 8)


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guitarman0128 wrote:
Signature vs Standard? Mustang s Focus. Camero vs Colbalt.

Sorry, but the ideas are the same.

Not meaning to mean either, but don't or can't think of how else to say it.
Having both (a SRV and an American Standard, i would say the comparison of a shelby mustang to a GT mustang.Certainly different animals, but both very nice guitars.More attention to detail with the signatures , but the American Standard quality is really good.With the signatures you get specific appointments such as tuners,pickups , colors and certainly a very nice case.The American Standard appeals to a greater group of people, but with the signature ,people are being pickier about what they want in a strat.If you move up to the custom shop ,even pickier yet.


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guitarman0128 wrote:
Signature vs Standard? Mustang s Focus. Camero vs Colbalt.

Sorry, but the ideas are the same.

Not meaning to mean either, but don't or can't think of how else to say it.


I concur, you played the Mayer now try a few am standards. It'll make your decision a lot easier. 8)


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In Europe there's about 750, 800 Dollars difference between both guitars, If there was only 200 dollars difference, I wouldn't hesitate one moment to buy a gorgeous Olympic white John Mayer strat with the very dark (african rosewood) fretboard. With it's mint pickguard, it looks alot like the '62 reissue. It's got a very light body (ash?) and a slighter thicker neck than the standard, but it is very comfortable!! And the Big Dipper single coils sound FANTASTIC! DO IT ! DO IT ! DO IT !


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I agree. Buy the John Mayer. I have a friend who has one and I love it.

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miguel.dirix wrote:
In Europe there's about 750, 800 Dollars difference between both guitars, If there was only 200 dollars difference, I wouldn't hesitate one moment to buy a gorgeous Olympic white John Mayer strat with the very dark (african rosewood) fretboard. With it's mint pickguard, it looks alot like the '62 reissue. It's got a very light body (ash?) and a slighter thicker neck than the standard, but it is very comfortable!! And the Big Dipper single coils sound FANTASTIC! DO IT ! DO IT ! DO IT !


it's alder.

directed to the topic starter, here is my Two Cents:

as a collector of JM strats, I scoff at the comparison of one to a mere standard. the JM has so many advantages over a standard, or even an american standard. firstly, it has a set of Big Dippers, which are very close to FCS '69s spec wise. so you are getting a set of very sweet and saturated pickups there. 2nd off, it has a satin-finished neck, so you have no problems with hands sticking to the lacquer. if you liked the neck, then I say go with the mayer.

of course, I'm not suggesting don't try the american standard. I'm just saying that if you like it, buy it.

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I have to agree with Chanman here why be tight when you are going to buy a pro level guitar if you like it. The bottom line is that it is probably going to be your main ax so go for what you absolutely love. I can see if you were spending $400 for a custom color or something on the lines that is not needed. But at that level you have to go with what feels and sounds best to you.


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