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2007 Fender 50th Anniversary Stratocaster - Mary Kaye

Regular price $ 2,900.00 USD
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For your consideration, Garrett Park Guitars presents this 2007 Fender 50th Anniversary Stratocaster - Mary Kaye

Mary Kaye was a popular entertainer in the 1950s and was known as the “First Lady of Rock and Roll” for her guitar-driven, calypso-tinged, swing music, Kaye was a musical innovator who helped pioneer Vegas lounge music. Although, one of the most surprising aspects of the story of the "Mary Kaye" Strat, is that Kaye never really owned, and rarely played, the guitar that informally bears her name.

So just why is the distinctive ash blonde Strat with the gold hardware known as the "Mary Kaye" Stratocaster?

The answer lies in a 1956 Fender promotional photo of Kaye and her Mary Kaye Trio bandmates, Frank Ross and Norman Kaye. In the photo, which was shot between sets at the band’s Vegas lounge residency, Kaye can be seen brandishing the distinct white blonde Strat that she would become forever associated with. But the guitar didn’t belong to her. At the time, she actually favored custom D’Angelicos.

This 2007 Fender Stratocaster 50th Anniversary ’57 Mary Kay Reissue is a thoughtful homage to the guitar that was so prominently featured in Fenders advertising. It features a translucent white finish over an ash body and rose gold hardware. The soft “V” neck profile sports a 7.25" radius maple fretboard with 21 vintage frets and 25.5" scale length. Please note there is a minor chip in the finish near the bottom strap pin.

This model has a special 50th Anniversary 4-bolt neck plate, and comes complete with the rose gold bridge cover, strap, case candy, and original hard shell case.

Condition: Excellent

Serial Number: V173315

Case: Original Tweed Hardshell case

*This guitar is consigned so please no trades, but please feel free to make a reasonable offer. Payments without fees are preferred (Venmo, wire transfer, cash or check).

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