Music Store Live is proud to present this 2002 Fender Mary Kaye 1956 Relic Stratocaster! This isn't just a picture perfect rendition of one of the most important guitars in American rock history. It's a smoking hot Stratocaster that's meant to be wailed on regularly! This is a soulful axe by any standard. It has a sultry stinging tone that any blues and rock player will become instantly addicted to. It captures the feel of a perfectly worn part time vintage closet queen and is a joy to play from top to bottom. This Strat is a lifer!
Mary Kaye, the first lady of Rock n' Roll, enjoyed a long recording career that started in the late 40's. By the early 50's she was helping to put a little town called Las Vegas on the map, as the very first advertised lounge club shows that would help to define the Vegas Strip. Mary had fans that included Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Jr and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top. She played a 1956 White Blonde Stratocaster with gold hardware that is now simply know as a Mary Kaye. This Mary Kaye relic from Fender's Custom Shop is a phenomenal tribute to her main axe with all of the original case candy included. It features a one piece Ash body with a stunning grain pattern that you can see under the White Blonde finish, gold hardware, bridge cover, Custom Shop single coil pickups, and a 5 way switch with the 3 way switch included. The maple neck features a very comfortable V profile, maple fretboard and black dot inlays. The bridge pickup is wired to an individual tone pot and this guitar also features a Sprague orange drop capacitor. It comes with all of it's original case candy, tweed hard shell case and the Certificate of Authenticity.
This 2002 Fender Mary Kaye 1956 Relic Stratocaster is in excellent plus condition. The only signs of wear on this guitar that are not from the relic-ing procedure are a few light pick marks on the pickguard. That's it. The frets are excellent. This is a phenomenal tribute and a killer Strat to play on. Don't miss this one!
2002 Fender Mary Kaye 1956 Relic Stratocaster
One Piece Ash Body
V Neck Profile
7.25" Fretboard Radius
Nut width 1.64"
Black Dot Inlays
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Serialized 4-Bolt Neck Plate
Fender Custom Shop Single Coil Pickups
5 Way Switch
3 Way Pickup Switch Included
Bridge Pickup Wired to Tone Pot
Sprague Orange Drop Capacitor
Fender Tremolo Bridge
Gold Plated Bridge Cover
Fender Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Weight 8.4 lbs
Fender Vintage Tweed Hard Shell Case, Case Candy & COA
Serial # R11496
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