At last, I might finally fulfill my dream of owning a John Mayer PRS SE Silver Sky – because it’s currently $170 off at Guitar Center in one of my favorite Cyber Monday deals

PRS SE Silver Sky Cyber Monday deals
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I'm proud to say I think John Mayer is one of the finest guitar players of our time. What I'm not proud to admit, though, is the fact I have never played his PRS Silver Sky signature guitar. Because of this, I’ve always wanted to purchase one of my own, and I've never been closer to making this dream a reality than right now, because Guitar Center is currently offering 20% off all of its PRS SE Silver Sky guitars.

Both the rosewood and maple fretboard versions – and all of their respective colorway options – are currently $170 off, meaning each and every SE Silver Sky variant under the sun can be purchased for $679.

In my mind, that’s a pretty sweet Cyber Monday guitar deal for a Mayer signature model, and it becomes even more tempting when you take into consideration the fact that the pricer US-made version costs $2,749.

PRS SE John Mayer Silver Sky: Was $849, now $679

PRS SE John Mayer Silver Sky: Was $849, now $679
Both the maple and rosewood-equipped versions of John Mayer's highly praised SE Silver Sky signature guitar is now 20% off at Guitar Center, so trust me when I say now is as good a time as any if you've been thinking about getting one. 635JM single-coils, serious playability and that Sob Rock flair make this an absolute winner for Black Friday. What's more, all of the finish options are on offer, too. A Nylon Blue maple SE Silver Sky? for $679?! Don't mind if I do.

Like I say, I haven’t got one of my own, but I’ve only heard good things about the SE Silver Sky, and so I’ve never been more tempted to bite the bullet and fork out for one of these guitars than I am right now.

Not only has Mayer put it through its paces himself by playing it live onstage during his solo arena tour this year, Guitarist also gave it a near-perfect review, flat out labeling it “the best PRS SE guitar yet.”

“There is nothing cut-price here and the quality of build, feel and sound blurs – perhaps even erases – the whole country of origin consideration,” Guitarist wrote in reference to the SE Silver Sky’s Indonesian provenance. “PRS has concentrated on getting what you see bang on, and that’s hard to argue with. A simply superb and hugely affordable rendering of the foundation of the electric guitar.”

In fact, the only downside we saw at the time was the fact there were only four finishes and no maple fretboard option. Well, clearly that isn’t an issue any more, is it?

Now, you can select from a huge pool of finishes, including Piano Black, Moon White, Summit Purple, Overland Gray and many more across the maple and rosewood models.

Fretboard differences aside, each version features a lightweight poplar body, 635JM-profile bolt-on maple neck, 8.5” fingerboard radius and 22 medium jumbo frets. For those Sob Rock sounds, there’s a set of genuine 635JM single-coils arranged in a traditional Strat layout with relevant controls. For what it’s worth, I’m particularly besotted with the Nylon Blue maple fretboard model, and I am seriously tempted.

For more similar savings, head over to our guide to the best Guitar Center Cyber Monday guitar deals.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a 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.