ERIC CLAPTON | OWNED AND PLAYED 1958 FENDER STRATOCASTER BLONDE MARY KAYE GUITAR
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ERIC CLAPTON | OWNED AND PLAYED 1958 FENDER STRATOCASTER BLONDE MARY KAYE GUITAR
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About the item

1958 Fender Stratocaster, serial number 29482, in translucent blonde, Mary Kaye, finish with factory gold hardware. The guitar appears to be all original. This guitar was owned and used in the studio by Eric Clapton to record parts of the 1998 Pilgrim album. The guitar has a neck date of ?8/58? and a body date of ?3/58.? Stratocasters from this period with a translucent finish and-gold plated hardware have become known as "Mary Kaye" models after the legendary guitarist and Las Vegas performer, Mary Kaye. They were first officially advertised in 1957. When this guitar was first sold through Clapton's 1999 guitar auction he not only commented that he used this guitar during recording sessions for his Pilgrim album but also that, "...it has a jazz feel to it which makes it difficult to play blues on, but ideal for recording work..." he also added that he had been looking for a Mary Kaye for some time until found this one. Includes original tweed case with Lee Dickson?s handwritten adhesive paper label reading "Fender ?Mary Kay? (sic) Strat 9482." Case contains an Eric Clapton special issue of Guitarist Icons magazine and a Guitarist Icons CD along with the back plate and tremolo arm. The consignor of this guitar is the original buyer in the 1999 Christie's Crossroads Centre auction. Accompanied by the original 1999 Crossroads auction certificate signed by Eric Clapton, and the lot card from that sale.\n\n \n Neck Pickup Output: 6.69k Ohms\n\n Middle Pickup Output: 5.69K Ohms\n\n Bridge Pickup Output: 5.95K Ohms\n\n Neck Shape: Full C, (slight/mild V towards 1st position)\n\n Weight: 8.2 Lbs
US
CA, US
US
50% above estimate
Realized Price
150,000 USD*

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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