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PRS John Mayer Silver Sky

It's finally here! After being first bought out on John's 2017 "The Search For Everything" tour, John Mayer found a new signature model! I'm intrigued to play one for sure. I'm really interested in the pickups too as they are supposedly a reverse engineer of John's 1964's sunburst pickups (which sounds amazing by the way)

My thoughts

I'm highly interested in playing one. Comparing to a stratocaster, I personally have never preferred 42mm width at the nut or 7.25" radius vintage frets but I can appreciate what they are set out to achieve. I'm remaining neutral at the moment based on specifications and not actual hands on experience. That said, I am not going to pre-order one which is said to ship for $2,300 on April 20th, 2018. It's priced just outside my comfort zone and I'd love to be one of the 500 first pre-orders who get a special edition hard case, but I just can't especially with specs that theoretically do not really line up with what I've learned to be my personal preference which is a 2013 American Standard neck that is 43mm nut width and 9.5" radius. I do very much look forward to play a Silver Sky one day and take many videos. Heck, even fall in love with one. Silver is a nice look, but for now, I'm holding off...



Quick Specs:


Body Wood: Alder


Number of Frets: 22

Scale Length: 25.5"

Neck Wood: Maple

Neck Shape: 635JM

Neck Depth At The Nut: 53/64”

Width of Fretboard at the Body: 2 7/32”

Width of Fretboard at the Nut: 1 21/32”

Fretboard Wood: Rosewood

Fretboard Inlay: Small Birds

Fretboard Radius: 7.25”

Nut: Bone


Bridge: Steel Tremolo

Tuners: Vintage Style, Locking

Hardware Type: Nickel


Treble Pickup: 635JM

Middle Pickup: 635JM

Bass Pickup: 635JM

Controls: One Volume & Two Tones with a 5-Way Blade Pickup Switch

String Spacing: 2 9/64”

Official PRS website for the Silver Sky

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