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Mike McCready Fender Custom Shop Strat

Only 15 grand and it can be yours. I wish they would mass produce and reasonably priced both this and the les paul so us normal folk could afford them. 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.guitarworld.com/amp/news/fender-discovers-mike-mccreadys-fabled-59-strat-is-actually-a-1960-model-during-the-creation-of-new-custom-shop-replica
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,568
    that thing is badass.

    unfortunately custom shop versions of legendary guitars like this are never, ever going to be affordable for weekend players like me. so much time and craftsmanship goes into them.

    you can always talk to a luthier and see if they can recreate it for you. i know 8 or 9 years ago there was a guy here that had one made for a fraction of that price. screen name was redmosquito or something like that.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,457
    edited January 13

    How badass would it be to have the 59 Les Paul relic and 60 Fender relic hanging next to each other on your wall? 

    With a relic I think you have to play it.  Can't do much more damage to it then McCready already has.  Maybe there will be a cheaper version like there was with the Les Paul custom shop.  It's an art purchase really at that price level. 

  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,568

    How badass would it be to have the 59 Les Paul relic and 60 Fender relic hanging next to each other on your wall? 

    With a relic I think you have to play it.  Can't do much more damage to it then McCready already has.  Maybe there will be a cheaper version like there was with the Les Paul custom shop.  It's an art purchase really at that price level. 

    yeah it is for collectors. 

    i think it was pretty beat up already when mike got it. still though, that thing is a museum piece.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,457
    edited January 14
    I sat down and had a family meeting.  Saw that it was just me as single with no kids.  I said to myself, “you stayed single for these opportunities” and ordered one of these guitars.  I am sure I will regret it someday.
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,568
    I sat down and had a family meeting.  Saw that it was just me as single with no kids.  I said to myself, “you stayed single for these opportunities” and ordered one of these guitars.  I am sure I will regret it someday.
    WOW that is so awesome!!! can't wait to see some pics!!! i am in the same boat with being single and no kids, but i can't swing it right now. i am gonna regret that some day, lol.
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,850
    I sat down and had a family meeting.  Saw that it was just me as single with no kids.  I said to myself, “you stayed single for these opportunities” and ordered one of these guitars.  I am sure I will regret it someday.
    Congrats, man!  That is awesome.  One of the coolest guitars ever, in my opinion.  Please share pics with the group when she arrives.  Will you play it or just display it?

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,457
    Thanks!  I will play it while being super careful (although it comes pre-beat up) but probably not too often unless it sounds absolutely incredible.   Like I said  it really is more of a piece of art because you could get a guitar that sounds the same for a lot cheaper.  The draw for me is that I started playing guitar when I was 15 back in 1996 because of Pearl Jam and PJ has been a huge part of my life (the music obviously but also meeting lifelong friends and travel along the way).  This guitar will be a cool reminder of everything when I find a good spot to display it.   It will only be a replica for a few months until Mike takes it on tour again and damages his even more!
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,568
    Thanks!  I will play it while being super careful (although it comes pre-beat up) but probably not too often unless it sounds absolutely incredible.   Like I said  it really is more of a piece of art because you could get a guitar that sounds the same for a lot cheaper.  The draw for me is that I started playing guitar when I was 15 back in 1996 because of Pearl Jam and PJ has been a huge part of my life (the music obviously but also meeting lifelong friends and travel along the way).  This guitar will be a cool reminder of everything when I find a good spot to display it.   It will only be a replica for a few months until Mike takes it on tour again and damages his even more!
    so you are saying is is basically a screenshot of the guitar at the time it was duplicated, haha.

    you can add dings to it as mike's gets them!
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,457
    Haha.  It would be neat to compare the actual versus the replica in person just to see how close they are able to get.  
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,568
    Haha.  It would be neat to compare the actual versus the replica in person just to see how close they are able to get.  
    i am sure the custom shop got really close. there are people who have dedicated their lives to recreating these instruments, so they take it really seriously. 

    i need to go back and try to find some pics of when it was new to mike vs how it looks now. i can't imagine mike would try to beat up a 60 strat too badly on purpose. 
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.- Hemingway
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,457
    I am not big on #'s of items but I did request if it was possible to get #60.  Unlikely but would be cool. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 26,278

    How badass would it be to have the 59 Les Paul relic and 60 Fender relic hanging next to each other on your wall? 

    With a relic I think you have to play it.  Can't do much more damage to it then McCready already has.  Maybe there will be a cheaper version like there was with the Les Paul custom shop.  It's an art purchase really at that price level. 

    yeah it is for collectors. 

    i think it was pretty beat up already when mike got it. still though, that thing is a museum piece.
    I couldn't imagine owning a guitar and NOT playing it unless it was a destroyed stage used.  If I was given one I'd play it.  So if you want to get me something nice, please do.
  • BALLBOYBALLBOY AustraliaPosts: 834
    Peach Guitars in the UK has this on their website for a very hefty price & saying it is out of stock. Has it even been released?
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,457
    BALLBOY said:
    Peach Guitars in the UK has this on their website for a very hefty price & saying it is out of stock. Has it even been released?
    The guitars probably won’t be ready until November/December. It was announced about a month ago though and shops were reserving and selling them for pre-order.
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