Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has teamed up with Fender for a signaficantly less expensive version of his custom shop model. The original custom model went for $15,000, while the new production version of the Mike McCready Stratocaster runs $1,899.99. Still expensive, but not “down payment on a house” expensive.
The Mike McCready Stratocaster faithfully recreated McCready’s 1960 Strat and offers an Alder body with a 9.5″ radius slab Rosewood fingerboard on a slim “C” Maple neck, all loaded up with the Mike McCready Vintage-Style Strat Pickups.
Said McCready of the new model: “With the release of my artist signature, I’m deeply honored to not only further solidify my partnership with the brand, but to deliver a more approachable guitar to the hands of the next generation of guitar players featuring the state-of-the-art craftsmanship Fender is known for and a distinct tone that holds a special place in my heart.”