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John Mayer Buys a Charvel

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by noah330, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    I just saw this article about Mayer's new Charvel:

    Personally, I think it's really cool. As someone who grew up skating in the 80s I think this is just a killer guitar. The only qualm I have about it is most of us skaters were less into metal and more into what (I guess) they're calling 1st Wave now.

    Anyway, I saw a bunch of comments by people upset that someone would play this guitar on stage with Dead and Company because it doesn't fit some stupid image.

    Personally, I think it fits right in with Bob Weir's famous Pinky (the Bob Dylan Strat).

    What say you?


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  2. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    A few thoughts:

    1) I swear I had a McGill deck with that same graphic on it in the early 90's.

    2) I was possibly the worst skater in the Midwest.

    3) I like Mayer in D&C and he can play whatever the hell he wants if he keeps the good music coming.
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  3. Generic Schmoe

    Generic Schmoe Tele-Meister

    Oct 23, 2015
    Huntsville, TX
    Not that I have anything against Charvel, but I wandered into the thread looking for a punch line.
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  4. Bellacaster

    Bellacaster Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2010
    Ypsilanti, MI
    I had a Vision Gator and a Tony Hawk deck back in the day, but totally remember the Mike McGill Powell graphic. I thought Mayer had an actually pink Charvel too. Shoot this one even has a skull on it. Seems pretty Grateful Dead to me. As long as he can play Jerry's parts, who cares what he plays it on?
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  5. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 27, 2007
    That's pretty cool, I preferred the Santa Cruz Corey O'Brien deck myself.
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  6. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    (Looking for a punch line? Me too.)
    So a pink strat and a couple old rockers were sitting at a bar in Carmel when Jon Mayer drags in a Charvel.....


  7. warrent

    warrent Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Sep 15, 2009
    nice charvel but if he's going to play something while Bob's playing Pinky he should use his jackson:
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  8. beninma

    beninma Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    Pretty cool... looked really familiar. Haven't thought about it in years but I think my first skateboard was one of the Powell Peralta Caballero dragon decks.
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  9. Maradona86

    Maradona86 Tele-Meister

    Apr 7, 2008
    La Bombonera
    Ive said it before, I'll say it again: If we guitar players were wizards, witches, sorcerers, and warlocks, John Mayer is friggin Harry Potter. The cat can do it all, for better or worse. He has been from the git go. I think there's something about hitting the big 40 this month and Charvels. I'm in the same dang boat! The difference is that I'm jonesin for a Pro Mod San Dimas Style 2 though.
    There's a good chance I suck worse than you Hawk. lol.
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  10. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California

    I am a fan of Charvel though.

  11. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Afflicted

    May 1, 2017
    Denver, CO
    For how famous he is you never hear anyone say "I want that John Mayer sound" which IMO tells you everything you need to know about him as a guitarist.

    Back to the OP: it's pretty cool artwork though, too bad he'll use it to keep copying SRV and Hendrix, and since it's also relic'd this thread will get out of hand quickly.

    I already have my flak jacket on.. ;)
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  12. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    (full disclosure) I went to college with John and know him fairly well.

    I think a lot of people of a certain demographic want his sound. That's why they made a signature guitar, amp, etc... for him.
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  13. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Did I just read that nobody asks for Mayer tone tips? Might I suggest checking out this thing called the internet lol? It may blow your mind.
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  14. Maradona86

    Maradona86 Tele-Meister

    Apr 7, 2008
    La Bombonera
    I think it's impossible for any of us to not be derivative to some degree. I think his songwriting is outstanding as is the way he layers things. He is what he is and it resonates with a good number of humans. Also, where one may not see him as "all that," you have to admit it is impressive for anyone to do the solo thang like he does and then sink into the whole Dead and Co thing as well as he has. I have 0.00 problems admitting that I am a fan and have been since day one. Dudes got certain things figured out.
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  15. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    2) I was worse. I got heart though!

  16. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    IMG_2803.jpg 30 years later, most current ride.
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  17. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    I know nothing about his music. People seem to hate him similarly to how they hate Bonamossa (sp?). I can't figure out why. Maybe jealousy. They are both very accomplished, successful players.

    Anyway, even though I'm not a fan of either, I think I've read some variation of "I want the Mayer tone" at least a thousand times.

  18. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    So that was the punch line we were looking for? It’s a bit surreal but it’ll do… ;)
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  19. Tonemonkey

    Tonemonkey Poster Extraordinaire

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  20. luckett

    luckett Friend of Leo's

    Jun 14, 2011
    I think the Charvel is fine as long as Mayer rocks the daisy dukes and a cute tank top along with the guitar.


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