John Mayer spotted road-testing new maple fretboard-equipped PRS SE Silver Sky

PRS SE Silver Sky and John Mayer
(Image credit: John Mayer/Instagram / PRS/YouTube)

After years of lobbying and social media noise, many John Mayer fans finally got what they asked for last year when PRS introduced the SE Silver Sky – an affordable, Indonesian-made iteration of Mayer’s revered US-made Silver Sky signature guitar.

Alas, though the battle had been won, the war raged on, because the first lot of SE Silver Sky electric guitars all had one thing in common: they came exclusively with rosewood fretboards. That meant the contingency of Sob Rock fans looking to harness the look and feel of Mayer’s maple ‘board-equipped sigs were left to look on in envy as their rosewood comrades got exactly what they wanted.

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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.