I'm looking for a fender strat with srv/jimi/john mayer vibe to it. I'd love to get a nice relic guitar w/o paying 3 times the price of gas to fill up my jeep. lol. I was looking at the srv/john mayer signature models. Does anybody have any experience with them? Like? dislike?
sig models are always a waste. I would just get a deluxe or what ever you like, then add the parts.
I'm not big on artist signature models unless they have something truly unique, like how a Jaco Pastorius Bass has a fretless fingerboard coated in epoxy. Otherwise you're just paying an arm and a leg so you say that you play the same instrument as someone famous.
I would say an American Standard. Just add pick ups to it, and play trough a decent amp. Youu should get a sweet amp, then you'll be up and at it in no time.