One of the earliest examples of a custom Fender guitar is the Stratocaster that became known as the “Mary Kaye”. Combining a White Blonde finish with gold hardware, this Stratocaster was featured in several ads with the famed 50s Las Vegas performer and eventually became one of the most-desired Stratocaster models (though Mary never owned this guitar!).
This Vintage Custom ’57 Strat is as elegant looking as the original and plays, sounds and feels like it’s straight from the ‘50s. The one-piece ash body sports a 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. Simply put? This guitar sounded fantastic nto our 2x10 Victoria Club Deluxe. Classic, glassy Strat tones in spades...think Hendrix.
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.
- 1 piece Ash Body, sorted for light weight
- Maple neck, rift sawn
- 7.25"-9.5" compound radius
- 1.65" bone nut
- 57 Soft V neck carve (.85"-.99")
- 21 medium-vintage frets
- 1-ply Parchment pickguard
- Hand-Wound ’57 Strat single-coil pickups
- 5-way, volume, tone, tone
- Vintage style tuners
- Deluxe Hardshell Case
- 7lbs 5oz