August 27th, 2003, 03:55 PM
I bought a 62 reissue (1988) Mary Kay Strat which is basically pretty beat finish wise and has been played, used- looks like a relic even though it's not a real 62... I bought it because it has larger frets (don't like standard Fender frets) and it just looked like it had a vibe..well the guitar is the first strat I've had where I've been satisfied with the sound. Even the bridge pickup has sharp but not scratchy tone and the middle and neck sound like a strat should to me. My 70's reissue I sold just didn't sound like this. I've always been a Tele guy but this guitar will get some use. I'll have to post some pics soon. The gold parts with the beat up finish are a great look. :)
August 27th, 2003, 05:22 PM
It's always great when you find one that has everything - no mods needed, no changes, just ready to be played. Enjoy!
August 28th, 2003, 04:26 PM
...when you find that special Fender. Gold hardware? Large frets? Is it a custom shop model?
August 29th, 2003, 08:21 AM
it's a stock Mary Kay reissue with stock pickups-refretted with jumbo frets. the fretboard was also leveled a little bit when refretted because it's a little flatter than a 7.5" radius. I checked the neck to make sure it wasn't a parts guitar and the neck checks out as described in my Strat book. the guitar has been played to death and I like that.
August 29th, 2003, 03:17 PM
I don't think I 've ever seen one. Sounds cool. I have always wanted a Mary Kay Strat. Someday.
August 31st, 2003, 02:54 PM
and it has a rosewood neck. I've got to get into the pics thing on this board. my '66 & 67 Telecasters and this make a nice little Fender collection.
August 31st, 2003, 08:55 PM
Sounds real nice. Nothing like an instrument that's "right" for you. Single-coils seem a bit more temperamental that way. Good ones are GREAT, others are uninspiring.