Mac DeMarco’s 1992 Squier Stratocaster MIJ

Mac DeMarco bought this guitar sometime in late 2015, before the 2016 spring tour, and started using it live after he broke his 1970 Stratocaster – which until that point was his main guitar.

This guitar here is a 1992 Squier Stratocaster which I purchased in Paris before we started this tour. Wayne’s World white – white on white, you know. “She will be mine”.

I got this guitar because I had another Stratocaster, a 1970 Strat, I loved this guitar, wood finish. But I gave it a little chuck-chuck on the ground and it split from here to here (pointing at the guitar’s body).

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Mac's 1992 Squier Stratocaster used on stage in 2016.
Mac’s 1992 Squier Stratocaster used on stage in 2016.

Although this is a Squier, which is generally considered to be a budget-friendly brand, the Stratocaster that Mac used was a 1992 model produced in Japan. These guitars are considered to be decent quality “copies”, especially when compared to some more modern Squiers, like the Squier Bullet.

Also, it seems from how Mac talks about the guitar, that his Strat was a “Wayne World” model. This was a model produced by the FujiGen Gakki factory in Japa, to celebrate the popularity and success of Mike Myers’ Wayne’s World movie, in which the main character dreams of one day owning a white Fender Stratocaster.

Wayne's World series Stratocaster came with a special neck plate.
Wayne’s World series Stratocaster came with these custom-made neck plates.

The legend has it that Mac destroyed this guitar on stage sometime in late 2016, but it’s hard to find any details on that story. Be that as it may, in 2017 he started using a nearly identical Squier Stratocaster, but with a humbucking pickup in the bridge position.

Mac's second Squier Stratocaster that he started using in 2017.
Mac’s second Squier Stratocaster that he started using in 2017.


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