Bruno Mars and Fender Team Up to Create a New Signature Stratocaster Model

Bruno Mars at BottleRock Music Festival in 2018
Bruno Mars at BottleRock Music Festival in 2018. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9695817bg)

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has just received one of the highest honors that any guitar player can dream of—he got his own signature Fender guitar.

Mars’ signature guitar is based on the Stratocaster model and inspired by the “When I Was Your Man” singer’s “signature retro style and showmanship”. The body of the guitar is crafted out of resonant ash and comes with a special “Mars Mocha Heirloom nitrocellulose lacquer” finish.

Bruno Mars Stratocaster is available for purchase on Fender’s official website as a limited-edition item. It comes with a price tag of $2,999.99, and the customers get a custom leopard print strap alongside a 3-ply mint green pickguard.

“I don’t think of myself as a guitar player. I’m more of a frustrated songwriter,” said Mars in a statement. “Every song is like a puzzle you have to solve, and a good guitar can bring something out of you that can help take you to the finish line. That’s what I wanted from this guitar.”

Bruno Mars established himself as one of the biggest music stars of his generation. He released three studio albums and sold 130 million records worldwide. His most recent release, 2016’s 24K Magic, won seven Grammy Awards, including one for Album of the Year.