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Fender Custom Shop replica of Mike's 1959 (sorry 1960) Strat coming soon

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  • FroggieFroggie CorkPosts: 134
    I love that LP - very similar top to my 2016 R9 - except I went for a gloss finish rather than VOS - I will take care of the aging myself.

    @Duster72 I don't see too many MMC LPs come up for sale too often and as expected the prices have inflated massively on the ones I've seen over the past few years. Good luck in the search. 
  • RS65573 said:
    I am of the opinion all new guitars are made like crap compared to 60s-70s models.

    Do yourself a favor, buy a REAL 60s gibson or fender. My '69 Gibson SG is the best purchase I've ever made.
    Maybe new Gibson/fender when compared to the old stuff, but there’s some amazing modern guitars being made these days...
  • JedJed New York CityPosts: 1,036
    Mike's guitar is now listed on Fender's Custom Shop:

    http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/limited-edition/limited-edition-mike-mccready-1960-stratocaster-aaa-rosewood-fingerboard-faded-3-color-sunburst/

    Model Name: Limited Edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster®, AAA Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst
    Model Number:  9215005514
    Neck Material:Flame Maple
    Neck Shape:1960 Oval "C"
    Scale Length:25.5" (648 mm)
    Fingerboard Radius:9.5" (241 mm)
    Number of Frets:21
    Fret Size:Medium Vintage
    String Nut:Bone
    Nut Width:1.648" (41.85 mm)
    Truss Rod Nut:Vintage-Style Slotted
    Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Fingerboard:AAA Rosewood
    Position Inlays:White Dot

    Included Accessories:Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, Mike McCready case candy kit and certificate of authenticity.

    MORE ABOUT LIMITED EDITION MIKE MCCREADY 1960 STRATOCASTER®

    Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready has earned his place among the giants of rock ‘n’ roll guitar. Best known for playing a ’59 Strat®, his searing leads are steeped in blues and classic rock reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend and Keith Richards, and his peerless work on hits, including “Yellow Ledbetter”, “Even Flow”, “Nothing As It Seems” and countless others, helped pave the way for Pearl Jam’s 2017 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. McCready’s guitar work in Seattle supergroups Temple of the Dog and Mad Season also featured instantly recognizable Strat riffs, such as those heard on “Hunger Strike” and “River of Deceit”.

    Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan, McCready set out early on to acquire his own ’59 Strat, and, serendipitously, with his first ever vintage guitar purchase, he found “the one” that has been his primary Fender instrument ever since. Now some 28 years later, McCready’s iconic Strat can be heard featured on tracks “Superblood Wolfmoon” and “Dance Of The Clairvoyants" from Pearl Jam's most recent studio LP, Gigaton.

    In this first-time collaboration between Fender and McCready, the Fender Custom Shop is honored to re-create this incredible instrument in exact detail, and in doing so a long held secret about the guitar’s lineage was forced to be revealed to its owner: the Strat was actually constructed in 1960, not 1959 as had long been believed.

    For this limited 60-piece Masterbuilt run, the Custom Shop’s Vincent Van Trigt carefully disassembled the guitar in order to note and measure every detail, curve and scratch - and there are plenty of scratches, thanks to McCready’s exuberant style! The recreation features an ultimate Relic® lacquer finish on a two-piece select alder body; a flat-sawn flame maple neck with a 1960 “oval C” profile; and a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage frets. Custom Josefina hand-wound pickups matched to the originals are connected to a five-way switch and vintage wiring, including a “treble bleed” tone capacitor. Other features include a three-ply vinyl pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo with Callaham bridge block, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, polishing cloth, McCready case candy kit and certificate of authenticity.

  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,796
    Unless I'm missing it, there is no price listed. 
  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Posts: 2,148
    Someone mentioned a MIM version as well?
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  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,796
    Someone mentioned a MIM version as well?
    That’s what I was referring to with the pricing question. Not sure if this is the next version after the $15K version with only 60 made. I’d like one of these but at a much lower price point. MIM would be perfectly fine. 
  • bbiggs said:
    Someone mentioned a MIM version as well?
    That’s what I was referring to with the pricing question. Not sure if this is the next version after the $15K version with only 60 made. I’d like one of these but at a much lower price point. MIM would be perfectly fine. 
    Sorry for being a dunce, what is MIM?
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,796
    bbiggs said:
    Someone mentioned a MIM version as well?
    That’s what I was referring to with the pricing question. Not sure if this is the next version after the $15K version with only 60 made. I’d like one of these but at a much lower price point. MIM would be perfectly fine. 
    Sorry for being a dunce, what is MIM?
    Not a dunce at all. Made In Mexico 
  • JedJed New York CityPosts: 1,036
    I checked with Wildwood Guitars in Colorado and they said their allotment was long sold out at $15,000. As for the MIM they said it's all rumors, nothing from Fender at this time.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,796
    Jed said:
    I checked with Wildwood Guitars in Colorado and they said their allotment was long sold out at $15,000. As for the MIM they said it's all rumors, nothing from Fender at this time.
    Thanks for clarifying.  I was never interested in the $15K version.  I misunderstood the post and thought that this getting added to the Fender site was a sign of the next release coming (cheaper version).  Hopefully the MIM rumors become reality at some point.

  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 5,685
    When did Mike get this guitar? I always assumed it was much after TOTD and YL were recorded.
  • Duster72Duster72 Posts: 17
    edited February 16
    It's interesting that some of the details are almost certainly incorrect.  It should most likely be 7.25" radius, clay dots, and a thin C profile if it's a 1960 strat.  I'm not upset, it will likely play better than the original, but it just seems like a $15,000 masterbuilt guitar should get the details right.
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,405
    Is it possible that it was made with 1959 specs but built in early 1960?  
  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,405
    Duster72 said:
    It's interesting that some of the details are almost certainly incorrect.  It should most likely be 7.25" radius, clay dots, and a thin C profile if it's a 1960 strat.  I'm not upset, it will likely play better than the original, but it just seems like a $15,000 masterbuilt guitar should get the details right.
    The fender site says 1960 oval C.   Could 1960’s have different specs?  I would be surprised if there are different specs from the actual guitar.
  • Duster72Duster72 Posts: 17
    edited February 16
    Duster72 said:
    It's interesting that some of the details are almost certainly incorrect.  It should most likely be 7.25" radius, clay dots, and a thin C profile if it's a 1960 strat.  I'm not upset, it will likely play better than the original, but it just seems like a $15,000 masterbuilt guitar should get the details right.
    The fender site says 1960 oval C.   Could 1960’s have different specs?  I would be surprised if there are different specs from the actual guitar.
    It looks like I originally read the specs wrong since it says 1960 C and not 1960s C which is more common.  They were all hand made at that point so there's a lot of variance, but there was some consistency from year to year and 1960s usually have very thin necks.  I happened to play a 1960 recently at a local shop and it was so thin that I questioned if it were real.

    https://precbsstratocasters.com/1960-fender-stratocaster/
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 13,405
    Well we should find out in another 10 months.
  • davidosdavidos Posts: 390
    I was told by someone at Fender that there was going to be a cheaper made in Mexico version... but now no one seems to have any info on that... Maybe that version is too expensive for them to make or maybe it is coming at a later date... I’m sure they want to make sure that the $15k master built ones sell out first... The MB custom shop version supposedly ‘launches’ April 8th.
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