1957 Vintage Custom Fender Stratocaster NOS, Maple Neck, Aged White Blonde, Gold Hardware, aka Mary Kaye
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Cult Classic: The ‘Mary Kaye’ Stratocaster
The surprising origin of the obscure favorite named for an early pioneering female guitarist.
By Alex Baker
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One of the earliest versions of Fender’s custom work was the guitar that became known as the “Mary Kaye”. Combining a White Blonde finish with gold hardware, this guitar was featured in several ads and eventually became one of the most-desired Stratocaster models. The Vintage Custom ’57 Strat is your chance to enjoy this elegant-looking guitar that looks, sounds and feels like it’s straight from the ‘50s. The one-piece ash body sports an immaculate NOS flash coat lacquer finish that lets the wood breathe with more sustain, while wearing in a distinctly personal way. The tinted riftsawn maple sports a “ ’57 V” profile, while the maple fingerboard’s vintage-style 7.25”-9.5” compound radius is ideal for playing chords or single-note lines. A trio of Hand-Wound ’57 Strat single-coil pickups, connected with vintage-style wiring, offers authentic original-era tone that lit the music world on fire.
Other features include 21 medium-vintage frets, 5-way switch, 1-ply Parchment pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
|BRIDGE||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
|TUNING MACHINES||Vintage-Style with Fender Logo|
|CONTROL KNOBS||Vintage White|
|NECK MATERIAL||Rift Sawn Maple|
|NECK FINISH||Tinted Flash Coat Lacquer|
|NECK SHAPE||1957 Soft “V”|
|FINGERBOARD RADIUS||7.25″ to 9.5″ Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)|
|NUMBER OF FRETS||21|
|FRET SIZE||Medium Vintage|
|NUT WIDTH||1.650″ (42 mm)|
|POSITION INLAYS||Black Dot|
|BRIDGE PICKUP||Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’57 Single-Coil Strat®|
|NECK PICKUP||Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’57 Single-Coil Strat®|
|CONTROLS||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)|
|SWITCHING||5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup|