10 of John Mayer's greatest guitar moments

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It’s funny to think about it now, but there was a time not too long ago when - if you had told certain six-string aficionados that you were making a list of John Mayer’s 10 best guitar moments - you would’ve gotten more than a few hairy eyeballs. 

Mayer though, has long since outgrown his original image as an acoustic-wielding, pop pretty boy from Connecticut and grown into a well-respected guitar veteran. Though he’s traversed a number of musical styles - and given his public image a number of self-imposed wounds - over the years, his six-string skill has rarely been in question. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.