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Mary Kaye, First Strat-o-Sister R.I.P.


Mary Kaye passed away today at 83. Who is Mary Kaye?

Mary Kaye was the first artist to have their name associated with a Fender Stratocaster guitar. She and her band also played a big part in creating the Las Vegas entertainment scene in the 1950's. Her son Jay Kaye is a Strat-o-Brother we've featured here.

Below are two links to Vintage Guitar Magazine's excellent features on Mary Kaye, where you can learn her entire history and the history of her namesake Strat. A fascinating story of a fascinating life. Please check it out!

Mary Kaye interview
Mary Kaye Strat Story
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