More affordable Mike McCready 60's Strat

BALLBOYBALLBOY AustraliaPosts: 943
Is on the way according to guitar world as he was so happy with it that Fender have realised that more people should be able to access to it. Hope it is not just a USA run but Mexican as well 
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  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance TigerTown, USAPosts: 22,255
    That is AWESOME news!! Let's hope by more affordable he means chopping off a bunch of zeros on the cost! 
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,428
    i'm listening.

    do we have a link anywhere?
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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H USAPosts: 2,015
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,428
    i am definitely interested. hopefully it happens.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,014
    If I had to speculate, I think this will be an Artist Series similar to the Brent Mason Telecaster which had a $13K master built exact match relic and an Artist Series that matches the specs completely (and non-relic) and goes for $2400 $2700  $2900 (probably going to have to add a few hundred in June)

    So I'm guessing $3K - $4K range if they are matching his 60 strat specs in non-relic, non-custom shop.  If it is near $3K, it will probably be a good deal and save money versus buying a custom shop strat
  • PSUS2HPSUS2H USAPosts: 2,015
    The recent Harrison signature was $2899 - I think you're onto something Jason
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,859
    I have emailed the Fender dealer I use to see if they know anything.   Gotta get on the list for some of these even before they are announced.
  • PSUS2HPSUS2H USAPosts: 2,015
    I have emailed the Fender dealer I use to see if they know anything.   Gotta get on the list for some of these even before they are announced.
    no kidding!  I am already stalking some shops that are out of state that I could order one from.
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,859
    Was told no concrete info yet to place orders,
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,014
    Was told no concrete info yet to place orders,

    Keep us in the loop!
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,428
    I have emailed the Fender dealer I use to see if they know anything.   Gotta get on the list for some of these even before they are announced.
    i like the way you think!!
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  • davidosdavidos Posts: 457
    edited March 2022
    I heard it's a Made in Mexico version... I bet similar to the EVH Frankie relic... probably in the $1,999 range. Release date unknown.

    Doesn't make sense to do a USA sunburst non relic version... That's like every other guitar they make... the Harrison made sense for USA because they don't make an all rosewood guitar. Plus USA doesn't do relic and Mexico does (road worn, Frankie, Jason Isbell Tele etc.)
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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H USAPosts: 2,015
    davidos said:
    I heard it's a Made in Mexico version... I bet similar to the EVH Frankie relic... probably in the $1,999 range. Release date unknown.
    I'm betting on it still being made in the US, closer to $3k, similar to the Harrison tele reissue.  I'm beyond curious now.  I am just thankful the pricing is Gibson pricing, they think everyone is rich. 
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,014
    I was wondering about the relic and if they would release a clean version ... as noted the master built relic Brent Mason Tele is super beat up but the artist series is clean as a whistle.  But yeah, a clean version of Mike's is a standard color and wouldn't be distinguishable other than a signature on the back of the stock.

    I guess I'm hoping for an exact match on neck, nut width, body, pickups, material,  frets etc. to match 1960 specs.  I'll happily take a clean one.  I can just let my nephew borrow it for the weekend and it will look just like Mike's.

    If they relic it to match Mike's, I don't see Fender being able to sell it at a "reasonable" price.  But I'm not familiar with the MIM cost and process ... I just know that browsing custom shop, the heavy relic can add almost $2K to the price

  • PSUS2HPSUS2H USAPosts: 2,015
    Yeah I'm very curious to see it, because if it is a clean reissue, whats the real difference between it and say a '60 reissue?

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  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,563
    edited March 2022
    I think the cheaper guitars typically don't get reliced too much because most of them don't have a nitro lacquer finish. I have the J Mascis tele and it came slightly artifically worn but the wear was all on the neck, hardware and pick guard not the body. My guess is they may do something like the Brad Paisley telecaster which is a road worn nitro lacquer so instead of the precise relic job the custom shop did on the first edition, maybe its a more mechanical process that gets repeated for mass production but we are still able to buy a guitar that shows at least some of mike's signature wear.
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  • PSUS2HPSUS2H USAPosts: 2,015
    I've been searching daily for more info on this.... nothing yet.  I even connected with someone rather senior on Linkedin but havent got the guts to ask them about it. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,859
    edited May 2022
    I will ask my Sweetwater rep if he has heard anything.  He hooked me up with the Master Built version.
  • FroggieFroggie CorkPosts: 163
    I will ask my Sweetwater rep if he has heard anything.  He hooked me up with the Master Built version.
    That would be great, thanks. I don't currently have a strat and would defo buy one when and if they are released.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,859
    No word yet.
  • esorrevetsesorrevets Los AngelesPosts: 4
    davidos said:
    I heard it's a Made in Mexico version... I bet similar to the EVH Frankie relic... probably in the $1,999 range. Release date unknown.

    Doesn't make sense to do a USA sunburst non relic version... That's like every other guitar they make... the Harrison made sense for USA because they don't make an all rosewood guitar. Plus USA doesn't do relic and Mexico does (road worn, Frankie, Jason Isbell Tele etc.)
    I heard the same thing. I don't think it will be announced by Summer NAMM in a few weeks, so hopefully by Winter NAMM. But I'm hoping for something sooner than next January. I think a relic'd MIM version is what they'll do and they'll move a lot of them. 
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,014
    I was watching a video by Casino Guitars and they are reporting that supply has finally caught up with demand, at least on the $2000 and under guitars ... higher end stuff is shipping, but they noted some orders were placed 2 years ago.  But they are getting calls from manufacturers like Fender asking if they want to put in purchase orders after 2 years of being ignored.  Along with buyer confidence going down, Fender is going to probably need to inject some new product line soon so maybe these get put into production sooner.  Just speculating.
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,014
    Reports on the interweb are that Fender fired 300 employees (entire afternoon shift) in its Corona, CA facility.   They also axed the guy behind the Acoustasonic (i figured they would build a statue of him based on how many they sold).  Hopefully this cheaper McCready model is too far along in production, for I fear it gets scuttled with cost saving measures at Fender.


  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,859
    It had to slow down at some point.  I know I'm definitely out and about more.  Traveling more for work.   Played about 2 hours of guitar the last month and I bought 20+ guitars last year.  
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,633
    It had to slow down at some point.  I know I'm definitely out and about more.  Traveling more for work.   Played about 2 hours of guitar the last month and I bought 20+ guitars last year.  

    If I had that many guitars to restring and tune I might have to find another hobby! I barely keep up with 5.   :lol:
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,859
    brianlux said:
    It had to slow down at some point.  I know I'm definitely out and about more.  Traveling more for work.   Played about 2 hours of guitar the last month and I bought 20+ guitars last year.  

    If I had that many guitars to restring and tune I might have to find another hobby! I barely keep up with 5.   :lol:
    Good point!   I was a little too impulsive.  
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,633
    brianlux said:
    It had to slow down at some point.  I know I'm definitely out and about more.  Traveling more for work.   Played about 2 hours of guitar the last month and I bought 20+ guitars last year.  

    If I had that many guitars to restring and tune I might have to find another hobby! I barely keep up with 5.   :lol:
    Good point!   I was a little too impulsive.  

    A tad, eh?  :lol:      
    But hey, enjoy them!  I can't help but think how cool it would be to have a room that looks something like this:
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 14,859
    Ha, mine is more depressing.  A bunch of guitars in cases.
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,014
    A 2015 custom shop relic '59 stratocaster came up on a local ad for $2700.  It has the Clapton 9V battery for mid range boost, which I'm not familiar with.


    Seems like a good price (compared to what they want for new), but it is a Craigslist listing.  The serial number checked out on Fender's lookup website.  Problem with the heavy relic is that they guy could have dropped this down a flight of stairs and I wouldn't know (may actually increase the value by adding more "relic").

    It could be a poor man's (ha ha) version of Mike's guitar (or at least what he thought it was).

  • That is a sweet looking Strat! Price seems like steal.
     
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