Meet the John DeLonge – a guitar build that combines John Mayer’s PRS Silver Sky and Fender’s Tom DeLonge Stratocaster

The John DeLonge – a mod of Mayer’s PRS SE Silver Sky and Fender Tom DeLonge Stratocaster
(Image credit: Jannik Köhler)

A German punk guitarist has combined two iconic signature guitars by modding John Mayer’s PRS SE Silver Sky with the circuitry of the Fender Tom Delonge signature Stratocaster. He calls it – what else? – the ‘John DeLonge’.

The instrument was conceived and built by Jannik Köhler, guitarist and frontman for Stuttgart, Germany pop-punkers The Journey Back. Köhler is a longtime fan of the original Fender Artist Series Tom DeLonge Strat – a hardtail, single-humbucker take on the Stratocaster – that debuted in 1999, and has owned a Graffiti Yellow model since 2015. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

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