You’ll no doubt remember the PRS John Mayer Signature ‘teased’ via John’s Instagram page… This mysterious model has now been leaked by OctaveMusic, a PRS dealer in the USA – let’s dive into the specifications of this new model!
The new PRS John Mayer Signature model is obviously based on a Fender Stratocaster. It has an alder body and a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard featuring small PRS bird inlays. The neck has 22 frets and a 7.25″ radius with a 635JM neck shape (based on a 1963/1964 Fender neck profile) plus a bone nut and a reverse PRS headstock shape with three-a-side vintage style locking tuners.
The John Mayer Signature guitar has a steel tremolo bridge unit and nickel hardware throughout. It looks like it will come loaded with a set of 635JM single coil pickups wired to a single Volume control, with two Tone knobs with a 5-way blade pickup switch.
The guitar appears to be called the Silver Sky, with four finishes listed. The only version we have seen is the ‘Frost’ version above that was listed on the Octave Music website.
Because the PRS bridge on the Silver Sky is set up flush to the body in the neutral position, the tremolo bridge only goes down in pitch, so you’ll not get any pitch up pulls. But it should sustain quite nicely with the extra contact to the alder body.
I’m not a huge fan of the reverse PRS headstock, but I’ll have to just get used to this new one I suppose. The page has since been taken down, but luckily I got a few screenshots beforehand…
RRP – USD 2299
PRS have themselves been sharing this new ad on Facebook, so we now know it is official!