John Mayer signs fan’s Klon Centaur onstage and marks his specific settings

John Mayer playing live and a picture of a Klon Centaur
(Image credit: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images / Raul Nieto/Instagram)

John Mayer undeniably has one of the smoothest electric guitar sounds in modern music – one that’s headed up by his PRS Silver Sky signature guitar, and lauded for its lush lead tones and sultry rhythms.

Though Mayer’s overall rig is no secret – there’s an entire Instagram page dedicated to his gear, after all – one lucky Mayer fan ended up receiving one very specific tone secret from the man himself.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.