“An instrument with class that could still appeal to the most technically driven shredders”: Bruno Mars’ signature Fender Strat tips the cap to his six-string icons Jimi Hendrix and Prince – and it’s one of the finest artist builds we’ve seen

Bruno Mars with his Fender Bruno Mars Stratocaster
(Image credit: Fender)

Fender has announced the Bruno Mars signature Stratocaster, which honors the multi-talented singer-songwriter and pop star not just with a surprisingly punchy signature guitar, but also a brand-new color for the brand – dubbed Mars Mocha. 

All of which means the successful popstar, songwriter and performer can now add not just a Strat but also a finish with his name to his big list of things with his name on, alongside the eight numbers ones, 14 Grammy awards and 200 million single sales. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.