More affordable Mike McCready 60's Strat

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  • TheebsTheebs Posts: 31
    The guys at Casino guitars in North Carolina made a video a few days ago talking about how good the mexican guitars are now.

    They said something I found interesting, they said the first run of McCready's were good and this new run was even better.  I guess they mean fit and finish?

    I am looking forward to these being in stock somewhere so I can play one before I buy.
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin Louis Posts: 22,149
    Theebs said:
    The guys at Casino guitars in North Carolina made a video a few days ago talking about how good the mexican guitars are now.

    They said something I found interesting, they said the first run of McCready's were good and this new run was even better.  I guess they mean fit and finish?

    I am looking forward to these being in stock somewhere so I can play one before I buy.
    i am wanting to play before i buy as well. i heard august 2024 these will be off of backorder. plenty of time to save money, haha
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,122
    I saw the Casino video ... the first run is pretty nice in my opinion.  It is an excellent guitar, especially for the price.  The rosewood slab was pretty dry, but that was easily fixed by some fretboard oil when I put new strings on.   I also polished the frets as there was some corrosion.  I bought directly from Fender, so I had to do some basic setup ... but this gave me confidence to do some more major work on a few guitars I had "retired".  If it was stamped USA and cost $1500 more, I would not know a difference other than that theoretical scenario.  

    In fact I was checking out some $3K Gibson Les Paul's today (60's Standard and The Greeny) and at some point I just thought, 'these are no way as nice as the McCready ... I should just go home and play it instead'.   Saved my wallet!
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,122
    Plus, it's not like the Mexico plant is in some far off location that is rarely visited by the Fender big wigs or QA/QC ... Ensenada is 180 miles from the Corona, CA facility.  You could drive there for a lunch meeting between the two facilities.   The Mexico plant probably had less impact from covid as well.
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,781
    I think relics are kinda corny but god damn I love Mccready and I fully expect to buy one of these one day lol 
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,122
    I think relics are kinda corny but god damn I love Mccready and I fully expect to buy one of these one day lol 

    My thoughts exactly =)

    The McCready is the exception of all exceptions.  Mike is one of the main reasons I picked up a guitar in the first place and his stratocaster has always been THE guitar in my world.   One ring to rule them all.
  • TheebsTheebs Posts: 31
    Jason P said:
    I saw the Casino video ... the first run is pretty nice in my opinion.  It is an excellent guitar, especially for the price.  The rosewood slab was pretty dry, but that was easily fixed by some fretboard oil when I put new strings on.   I also polished the frets as there was some corrosion.  I bought directly from Fender, so I had to do some basic setup ... but this gave me confidence to do some more major work on a few guitars I had "retired".  If it was stamped USA and cost $1500 more, I would not know a difference other than that theoretical scenario.  

    In fact I was checking out some $3K Gibson Les Paul's today (60's Standard and The Greeny) and at some point I just thought, 'these are no way as nice as the McCready ... I should just go home and play it instead'.   Saved my wallet!
    If these are as well made as the gibson standard line then they are a great deal and must be pretty damn good.  I bought a 50s standard 2 years ago and mine is pretty fantastic.  I paid 2600 for it so if the McCready is as well made for 700 less that is pretty great.  

    I hate the location of the truss rod.  

    I am saving for a strat this fall and woud like to the mccready and the american vintage ii 61 strat and see which neck and pickups I like more...I am hoping its the McCready!
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,122
    Yeah, truss rod location sucks.  Blame Mike!  And Leo Fender.  youtube instructions make it fairly easy with a capo
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,122
    Theebs said:
    Jason P said:
    I saw the Casino video ... the first run is pretty nice in my opinion.  It is an excellent guitar, especially for the price.  The rosewood slab was pretty dry, but that was easily fixed by some fretboard oil when I put new strings on.   I also polished the frets as there was some corrosion.  I bought directly from Fender, so I had to do some basic setup ... but this gave me confidence to do some more major work on a few guitars I had "retired".  If it was stamped USA and cost $1500 more, I would not know a difference other than that theoretical scenario.  

    In fact I was checking out some $3K Gibson Les Paul's today (60's Standard and The Greeny) and at some point I just thought, 'these are no way as nice as the McCready ... I should just go home and play it instead'.   Saved my wallet!
    If these are as well made as the gibson standard line then they are a great deal and must be pretty damn good.  I bought a 50s standard 2 years ago and mine is pretty fantastic.  I paid 2600 for it so if the McCready is as well made for 700 less that is pretty great.  

    I hate the location of the truss rod.  

    I am saving for a strat this fall and woud like to the mccready and the american vintage ii 61 strat and see which neck and pickups I like more...I am hoping its the McCready!

    I wanted to try a 50's standard but they didn't have one on display and it was so busy I didn't want to wait for them to haul one out to try.  I don't have large hands so I was concerned on how it would compare to a 60's. The Greeny was actually pretty nice and had a fatter neck that to my surprise felt more comfortable than the 60's.  I would like a Goldtop for sure.

  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 15,527
    I like the relic guitars.  They feel broken in, and I like the look of them. 
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin Louis Posts: 22,149
    I like the relic guitars.  They feel broken in, and I like the look of them. 
    yeah i agree. it takes years to break in a new guitar. if i can get one with a little relicing it feels like half of the work is done for me.
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 8,604
    I think relics are kinda corny but god damn I love Mccready and I fully expect to buy one of these one day lol 
    I was on the fence and while I don’t see relics as corny, I feel like my skill level should match the finish, and it clearly would not in this case. So wanting a single coil to go with my Les Paul and P-90 semi hollow Gretsch, I went with a “used” Jimi Hendrix MIM for $750. It even still had the plastic film on everything. I’ve never played a strat before, but man does it feel good in the hands and how it rests against you. Sounds great too
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin Louis Posts: 22,149
    i knew this was going to happen. the longer i wait for a mccready strat, something else i need that will be easier to get comes out. the dave grohl epiphone dg 335.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2eaM-3-PBk
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  • DE4173DE4173 Posts: 321
    edited March 7
    Here's Wolf Van Halen's EVH SA-126 (1/26 is Ed's birthday😭 and has an "E" hole) coming in May:

    https://youtu.be/uFG2ISe_v_0?si=1raON2mXWG31iVup

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  • BALLBOYBALLBOY Australia Posts: 992
    I started this post around a year ago & it has finally touched down in Australia. People were gawking at it big time when I picked it up at the store so it now time to finish off the post with my second guitar of the week. Time to start saving for my 11 PJ shows in the US & Australia. Looking for to learning more Mike leads with it & seeing the real thing close up again 🤘
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  • DE4173DE4173 Posts: 321
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