Limited Edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster®


Model #: 9215005514
Limited Edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster®, AAA Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready has earned his place among the giants of rock ‘n’ roll guitar. Best known for playing a ’59 Strat®, his searing leads are steeped in blues and classic rock reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend and Keith Richards, and his peerless work on hits, including “Yellow Ledbetter”, “Even Flow”, “Nothing As It Seems” and countless others, helped pave the way for Pearl Jam’s 2017 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. McCready’s guitar work in Seattle supergroups Temple of the Dog and Mad Season also featured instantly recognizable Strat riffs, such as those heard on “Hunger Strike” and “River of Deceit”.

Inspired by Stevie Ray Vaughan, McCready set out early on to acquire his own ’59 Strat, and, serendipitously, with his first ever vintage guitar purchase, he found “the one” that has been his primary Fender instrument ever since. Now some 28 years later, McCready’s iconic Strat can be heard featured on tracks “Superblood Wolfmoon” and “Dance Of The Clairvoyants" from Pearl Jam's most recent studio LP, Gigaton.

In this first-time collaboration between Fender and McCready, the Fender Custom Shop is honored to re-create this incredible instrument in exact detail, and in doing so a long held secret about the guitar’s lineage was forced to be revealed to its owner: the Strat was actually constructed in 1960, not 1959 as had long been believed.

For this limited 60-piece Masterbuilt run, the Custom Shop’s Vincent Van Trigt carefully disassembled the guitar in order to note and measure every detail, curve and scratch - and there are plenty of scratches, thanks to McCready’s exuberant style! The recreation features an ultimate Relic® lacquer finish on a two-piece select alder body; a flat-sawn flame maple neck with a 1960 “oval C” profile; and a flat-lam rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage frets. Custom Josefina hand-wound pickups matched to the originals are connected to a five-way switch and vintage wiring, including a “treble bleed” tone capacitor. Other features include a three-ply vinyl pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo with Callaham bridge block, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, polishing cloth, McCready case candy kit and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Limited Edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster®, AAA Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9215005514
Series: Limited Edition
Color: Faded 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Flame Maple
Neck Shape: 1960 Oval "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.648" (41.85 mm)
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
Position Inlays: White Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Mike McCready Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Mike McCready Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Mike McCready Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo with Callaham Bridge Block
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: White
Switch Tips: White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, Mike McCready case candy kit and certificate of authenticity.