John Mayer Gives Tomo a Silver Sky

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  1. ShredSquatch

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    John if you read this that is AWESOME! If you can send me a black one to match my silver one that would be great. Every guitar needs a buddy!:D

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  2. drod1985

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    Here's the full video. Tomo's bending technique is incredible, gets me every time I listen to him.

     
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    He says "he sent me this for me to play".

    That sounds like a loan.

    Surely PRS can gift him one outright?
     
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    @DustyRhodesJr English is not Tomo's first language. John gave it to him. Look back at his older Instagram posts, Tomo mentioned it being a gift when he received it.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Wonder if JM gifted one to anyone who doesn't have an influential internet reach.
     
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    I'm waiting and anticipating I'll get one soon!:bonk

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    since they're handin' 'em oot i'll take 1 2 :D
     
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    Very cool of Mayer.
    IIRC he a Tomo go way back to John's 1 semester at Berkley.
     
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    A cool move by JM. Wish they would do some recording together.
     
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    Berklee banks hard on that one semester. Distinguished Alumnus
     
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    Yeah, I went there when Mayer was still pretty mainstream (07-09, I was a transfer) and it got bad with the pretty boy singer-songwriters. Many faculty members were vocally against the direction the school was going with appeasement to pop and actively advertising Mayer, but this was also during the period when schools in general started marketing better, building fancier buildings, and in Berklee's case, taking over smaller schools like the Boston Conservatory.

    To be fair, I'm a jazz/fusion guy and generally went for the nerdier classes so my teachers were probably a bit more biased. I wasn't enthused either, but the school did a decent job of not bending on mandatory classes like ear-training and advanced theory so a lot of the Mayer clones dropped out after a semester or two.
     
  13. John Hurtt

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    Tomo was Mayer's instructor at Berklee, and has Mayer has come back and guested for Tomo several times. They're friends. Don't overthink this.
     
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    It's for sale on Ebay. :eek:
     
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    Looks like Tomo just gigged it 16 hours ago (per his Instagram)

     
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    Tomo is John's former guitar teacher at Berklee-I don't think "influential internet reach" had anything to do with it.
     
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    Mayer isn't the first to go one semester at Berklee and then go on to a career-- Steve Vai, Al DiMeola didn't stay that long either.
     
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    Never said he was, but he's certainly the most famous pop mega star to ever have sang solfedge at 150 Mass Ave. Berklee is rabid for famous alumni. John loves going back and doing clinics as well. I don't blame him. Everyone just fawns all over him.
     
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    It’s kinda cool he goes there to give back; in such a low profile/not much for return setting. I’m sure there’s thousands or tens of thousands guitarist/musicians in the studium at his shows fawning over him and his gear.
     
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