96 Cunetto Mary Kay Custom Shop Fender Stratocaster
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-01-18)
Price : US $3,116
This auction is for my early run Fender Vince Cunetto Mary Kaye Relic stratocaster. I believe it is a 56. Handcrafted in the Fender Custom Shop in 1996 with the engraved Custom Shop logo on the back of the headstock and relicing by Master Vince Cunetto. This guitar was done in a Fender Custom Shop that meant ''Custom''. Not like what the Custom shope machines out today.
I am the second owner. The first owner was a collector of Cunetto strats. This strat is nearly unplayed. I estimate it has less than 50 hours total on it with all of the playing in my home by me, never gigged or taken to the studio. It has never left my home in the 10 years I have owned it. Very minimal if any fret wear. I am primarily a Les paul player, collector and have bought a few high grade strats over the years but never played them much. I have decided to thin out my collection a bit to justify another Les Paul. When I took this one out for pictures and played her, I was instantly reminded just how good these Cunetto era relics looked, played, and sounded. This one sounds especially good with a very clear bell like sound that you can feel in your lap when played sitting down. It has really great tone plugged and unplugged - which is very important. The birdseye neck on this strat is really nice and the figuring in the wood is absolutely beautiful due to the thin skin vintage blonde paint - also an important factor to this guitars overall superb tone.
The limited number of relics built in Vince Cunetto’s reign are already very highly collectable and just seem to sound better than the new Custom Shop guitars. This one certainly sounds better than newer masterbuilt guitars I have played. Although the masterbuilts are undeniably great looking, playing, and sounding guitars in...
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-01-18)
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