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John Mayer itself goes through design of Silver Sky

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by gofmusic, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 24, 2013
    Found it really interesting since everyone is talking about it. He explains sound aspects as well as shape design aspects. Nice of him to share such a deep view on his signature guitar.

    Personally Id buy a fender before a SS, but... to each their own, and this guy is having his own...

  2. 2GoneDE

    2GoneDE Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    Las Vegas
    The guy is honest in his love of Fender and makes some valid points...backed up by some kicka$$ playing. Not every Fender is a remains to be seen if the ratio on PRS is better.
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  3. martynrss2

    martynrss2 Strat-Talker

    Feb 9, 2010
    I thoroughly enjoyed that. He was pretty honest about it, and was clearly very involved with the design, it clearly wasn’t just a marketing ploy.

    I love seeing when a musician clearly shows a passion for his gear. Joe Bonamassa is another who I live hearing speak about guitars and amps.
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  4. Jamie

    Jamie Strat-O-Master

    Jun 18, 2015
    Is he playing left handed in this video ?
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  5. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 24, 2013
    Nope, its the front cell camera effect. Hes right handed.
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  6. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    I truly regard John Mayer as one of the top guitar players we have around and he'd sound as convincing playing a Strat, or whatever axe you'd throw in his hands.
    The arguments he puts forward over the thought processes involved in designing his "Sylver sky" to me just sounds like a lot of fluff and I don't get the urge to grab one. I guess I may not be the targeted audience, but also wonder who is.
    Still, enjoyed watching this and listening to what he had to say.
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  7. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 13, 2012
    jeez, what a player.
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  8. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 4, 2015
    New Jersey
    He kind of makes the most vocal and hateful critics of this guitar look small and petty.

    It was a pretty charming, thoughtful and even a bit self-depricating take.

    Knowing how well PRS guitars play, I wouldn't mind owning and playing one of these. The fact that it might piss off a grumpy purist is just a small side bonus.
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  9. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 28, 2011
    The world needs to learn to hold phones sideways when shooting vids. That and stupidity are my pet peeves. And mean people. And world hunger. And upside down PRS head stocks. And war. ...
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  10. TheDuck

    TheDuck Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 12, 2016
    Lil' Rhody
    I am genuinely curious about these guitars.

    I'm a long time Mayer fan, damn that dude can play :thumb:
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  11. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-O-Master Silver Member

    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    The stuff about the guitar is interesting. The offhand playing is absolutely sublime. From BB to Hendrix to Garcia and well into his own stuff - just a sitting and messing around with a guitar Tour de' Force...

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  12. johntrem

    johntrem Strat-Talker

    After spending a good part of the weekend watching videos and reviews having to do with this guitar and reading countless comments it strikes me as fairly ridiculous how some (lots) in the guitar community treat guitars as though they (it) were a religion. I mean that in terms of what they find to be blasphemy or heresy.
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  13. Johnny Danger

    Johnny Danger Strat-O-Master

    Aug 28, 2017
    Denton, TX
    My favorite part is right at about 24:30 where he starts doing some bends to show that the neck radius doesn't matter much to him. He then proceeds to jam for a couple of minutes because he just can't help but enjoy that guitar. Hell of a player.

    I will have to check this thing out in person.
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  14. elliotj26

    elliotj26 Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 21, 2017
    Instagram stories are generally oriented that way. It's just the format of the app.

    That's where he originally posted the video.
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  15. elliotj26

    elliotj26 Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 21, 2017
    Ditto everyone above. The highlight of this video is his unreal playing.
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  16. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    Gotta be able look at a guitar lea ning on the couch across the room and go, "yeah".
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  17. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 24, 2013
    There are stupid people everywhere. Internet doesn't make a test before it lets you post a comment. :)
  18. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    that was a good one!

    he goes into the whole 2 year thing and actually explains it.

    well done video on his part, of course he seems to know how to play a guitar :)

    but I like the passion that is coming out in this and the honesty seems genuine too.

    and lets face it. you know that look of joy? he has it.
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  19. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    Sounds like a strat into a DR.

    I dunno how seriously we can take the eq properties. Each peice of wood is different and its a production guitar.

    Pickups is pickups. Id be interested to know how they got rid of those frquencies he didnt like?

    Im not sure I buy all the headstock bs. Or the pickguard bs. I dont really care.

    Great player.
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  20. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Senior Stratmaster

    May 26, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    there are often discussions about how some feature of a guitar, particularly found on a vintage guitar, will simply no longer "work" for modern playing...

    well... while this is a long video . . 40 minutes.... it IS John Mayer, and and a promo for a PRS guitar... But just maybe you can stand his playing :p till 22 minutes in . . then for about 5 minutes he rips one of the most prolific misconceptions about a feature more often found on vintage guitars, and touted as being a serious hinderance to modern styles... a "new" one...

    only if you're curious enough..