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I got the deal of the century!

I have been looking for a white John Mayer Stratocaster. They are hard to find, and to order one would take untill February....They are back ordered big time.


As luck would have it, I found one. They only thing I didnt like was that it had a paint chip on the body. It was on the side and small, but a chip none the less.

After some pissing and moaning they sold it to me for $1400!! no tax. These guitars now sell for $2010 ( including tax) here in Canada.


They come with a mint green pick guard which im not crazy about. I switched to a plain white one when I got her home.


See guys...Theres deals out there. You just need to be in the right place at the right time.

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I took some pics yesterday.

As you can see, there are 2 small dings in the neck, and one chip on the body.

This guitar is a 2008 model, made in May. I get fed up with places trying to charge top dollar for their guitars when there is obvious damage. Granted, these dings are tiny and will not affect the tone what so ever. But if im paying top buck, I want as close to perfection as I can get. These were done by some jerk who was careless.

I stated they should be told no belt buckles, zippers, bracelets etc when they test drive. They guy told me he agrees, but hes not the boss. I told him there was no way id pay top dollar. He went to see the manager and came back with the deal...I was happy to say the least!




I took the p/g off...this is whats underneath.




I much prefer the white p/g over the mint green.



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The Malmsteen is equipped with humbuckers. They look like single coil, but they are not. The coils are stacked on top of one another.

Therefore you get a humbucker like sound. Malmsteens are low output. Sound very flat. But they do have their uses.


John Mayer Strats have true single coils. Only the mids have been scooped. They are basically Texas Specials with the midrange cut back. Nice bluesy sound with alot of push at the low end.

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L&M Burlington...I think you know of it? lol

Nope' date=' never heard of the place...[img']http://forum.gibson.com/public/style_emoticons/default/eusa_whistle.gif[/img]


Very cool Strat. That's your 3rd, right?

My first guitar (Fender Squire Strat) looked the same...white with a rosewood board.

I have a soft spot for that guitar...if I buy another Strat, it'll look like yours.


Stupid question...how do you know it was made in May?

I just entered my Strat's s/n into the guitar dater project and only got this:


Your guitar was made at the

Corona Plant (Fender), USA

in the Year(s): 2008 - 2009


I know the guitar was made in September just by ordering it, but is there a way of finding out?

(Watch it be something stupid like being written on the guitar somewhere.)

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I just entered my Strat's s/n into the guitar dater project and only got this:



Take off the pickguard. Theres a sticker there that states the date. Mine said May 24 2008.

Look at the pics I posted. You can see the little white sticker.

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Hey hg...

I didnt know we were arguing? lol



No, the pups are the the standard silent only in the 2nd and 4th position.

The new Strats actually come with a metal template that fits right on the pickguard.

Its great for shielding. Not perfect, but better then before.


You have a Beck?...nice guitar. I like the LSR nut.

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