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    Fender Mary Kay(e)

    Hi Guys,

    Yesterday I came across an add for a CS Fender Mary Kay strat for sale....
    Well the price is up there, but I must admit I havent been able to get that guitar out of my head ever since.
    As I was looking at the pics of the guitar I started to think back and I'm almost shure that Ive seen a pics of Joe Perry with one of these maybe it was back in the mid 90's?

    Would anyone out there have any pics og Joe Perry with these Mary Kay model, have info on recordings or concert clips where he uses this guitar as I just can't find anything on the internet about him and the guitar? Also any other info on what recordings and pics of others playing, specs Cunetto era/John Cruz made etc. on this particular model would be greatly appreciated, as it seems to me, the info on these models are very hard to find?:o( Is it because these werent that good of quality or were they some sort of limited run????

    Hope anyone can help me.

    Best regards

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    I don't think it was a specific model, just a nickname for a color.
    "No harmonic knowledge, no sense of time, a ghastly tone, unskilled vibrato, and so on. Chuck is one of the worst guitar players I know" -Gravity Jim

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    What's ironic is that Mary Kaye never owned, and rarely played, the Strat that bears her name.

    https://www.fender.com/articles/gear...e-stratocaster

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    The Fender Custom Shop produced a Mary Kaye model for a few years.

    Mom has one.

    Ill see see if I can find a pic or two.
    What happend?
    Who let the magic smoke out?

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    [IMG]IMG_3512 by robert ellwood, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]IMG_3513 by robert ellwood, on Flickr[/IMG]
    What happend?
    Who let the magic smoke out?

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    Apologize for the pic quality.

    You miss the grain through the finish and the birdseye and flame combo on the neck.

    A fantastic guitar with a very pronounced V shaped neck.

    An effortless player that never fails to sound great!

    Light, resonant, and woody.

    As much as I like to pay it, I absolutely love to see Mom playing it and singing Piaf.

    I'll take a peek at its paperwork next time I can.

    Late 1990's?
    What happend?
    Who let the magic smoke out?

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    Nice! Always loved the Mary Kaye features

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    If you find one of these with the embossed Custom Shop logo and it's original buy it.

    trust me. just buy it.

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    Re: Fender Mary Kay(e)

    Quote Originally Posted by redisburning View Post
    If you find one of these with the embossed Custom Shop logo and it's original buy it.

    trust me. just buy it.
    When that one Collings based shop moved down to Dripping before they went under they had one I played a bit.

    Really thought about it.

    Sadly didn't move the money.

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