#2
I think that's either not a guitar, or quite possibly it's a combined slide and ebow to get that real glissando-sustain sound. The really smooth note transitions make me think it's a slide and the complete lack of attack on any of the notes is making me think ebow.

Either that or it's not a guitar at all
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#3
I think it is what Zaphod mentioned, a guitar with a slide and ebow being used. That is of course pure speculation, but i think that is what it is.
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#4
If it's a guitar, he might be using an e-bow? Probably has a heavy dose of reverb added to it. That's my guess. Otherwise, maybe its just a synth?

BTW, the last time I checked, e-bows run for about $100... but that was like 7 years ago.
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#5
I sold my Ebow about 6 months ago
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#6
Gotta be a synth.

Here's a live version, Mayer never touches an Ebow, finger picks the whole thing. They don't show the keyboard player during that section, but the part is there. Mayer is still finger picking...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1UqXuvv6J8
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#7
I watched that video too but I'm guessing the drummer is playing to a click track with backing playing for that part, there's a few sounds that they don't play that you can hear on the original. The improv after it I guess is to stop it feeling sterile because they're playing to a click, that and the fact the original fades out. But that's a guess.