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Fender kicks out the jams with Wayne Kramer model guitar

Signature Stratocaster replicates the one from Kramer’s days with the MC5
(Photo courtesy of Fender)

(Photo courtesy of Fender)

Fender Musical Instruments has introduced a Wayne Kramer Stratocaster that replicates the stars-and-stripes look of the Strat that Kramer played while he was a member of The MC5.

“I felt like this guitar could be part of [MC5’s] total assault on the culture,” Kramer said in a news release issued April 8. “When I painted the guitar with this motif, it was to claim my patriotism in spite of what the country was doing at the time. I see myself as the curator to MC5’s legacy … And I think this guitar goes in some ways towards maintaining that legacy.”

The guitar, which retails for $1,299.99, features a Seymour Duncan ’59 humbucking middle pickup, an alder body, a maple neck and a large ’70s-style headstock.