Fender Custom Shop / Mary Kaye Cunetto / 1996 / Guitar For Sale

This is an early run (1996) Fender Cunetto Mary Kaye Relic stratocaster nr 0197. Based on a '56 Mary Kaye stratocaster.  Handcrafted in the Fender Custom Shop in 1996 with the engraved Custom Shop logo on the back of the headstock and relicing by Master Vince Cunetto.  This guitar was done in a Fender Custom Shop that meant ''Custom''.  Not like what the Custom shop machines out today.

When I played her, I was instantly reminded just how good these Cunetto era relics looked, played, and sounded.  This one sounds especially good with a very clear bell like sound that you can feel in your lap when played sitting down.  It has really great tone plugged and unplugged - which is very important.  The flamed neck on this strat is really nice and the figuring in the wood is absolutely beautiful due to the thin skin vintage blonde paint - also an important factor to this guitars overall superb tone and bueatiful aged golden hardware.

The limited number of relics built in Vince Cunetto’s reign are already very highly collectable and just seem to sound better than the new Custom Shop guitars.  This one certainly sounds better than newer masterbuilt guitars I have played.   

Comes with the central pocket tweed case.

B&B Guitars, Belgium  

Contact name:
Geoffrey Berck
Paul Reed Smith - Gibson - Fender - Collings - Martin - Santa Cruz - Castellucia - Matchless - Van Weelden
High-end guitars (Acoustic -Electrics)
Opening hours:
monday - saturday 10AM - 10PM (appointment only)

About B&B Guitars
B&B Guitars is a specialist in high-end guitars, be it acoustic or electric guitars.
Located just north of Antwerp we have a world-wide customer base looking for a unique instrument. Our instruments range from actual vintage guitars, over custom shop instruments to on-off pieces. B&B Guitars has something for every taste, with as only prerequisite that they are high quality instruments.

We are specialized in these brands: Gibson - Fender - Paul Reed Smith - Collings - Martin - J.B. Castelluccia - Matchless -  T-rex - Fulltone - Boss - Santa Cruz - Rozawood ect.

We are willing to trade-in your guitar and are open to your proposals. Our focus is on long-term relationships with our customers and most of our customers have bought or traded-in several instruments over time.




We ship within the European Union, rest of the world by request.
Freight costs on request.
We accept Payment only in advance by bankwire, Paypal by request.

We trade-in and swap your instrument with pleasure, but please do keep in mind that at the end of the ride we also still need to earn something to keep our business profitable. We are open to proposals and focus on a long term relationship. Most of our clients have purchased or traded-in one or multiple instruments in the past.

We sell on consignment
We can sell your instrument for you. We have an extensive network of musicians and collectors and this all over the world. Increase your chance for success on selling your instrument through us by 300%. The reason for this is that buyers usually do not trust private sellers because of the large number of scammers who roam the internet these days.

Your consignment sale will start with a number of studio-photo recordings of your instrument after which it will be advertised on our site. We also places ads on eBay, marktplaats, 2de hands.be, 2de hands.nl, le bon coin etc. ..
We advise you on an achievable selling price and always try to sell your instrument within a period of six months.

The cost of a consignment sale amounts € 250. If sold through eBay, you must consider 6% additional commission (these are costs charged by eBay).

Once the item has been sold, we charge 20% on the final sales price.

For more information, call us at + 32 3 651 23 45.


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