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Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst 

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Overview

  • Body: Select Alder
  • Neck: Maple, Early '60s "C" Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius (241mm)
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $5,700.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $1,140.00
  • Your Price:
    $4,56000

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A near clone of Rory's famous battle-worn Strat.

Fender Custom Shop designers met Donal Gallagher, brother of late great guitarist Rory Gallagher, in Los Angeles in 1997 and received one of the most coveted guitars of all time - Gallagher’s heavily worn 1961 Stratocaster® guitar. Fender initially built 40 replicas for European sale, but was subsequently besieged with requests for more. The Rory Gallagher Tribute Stratocaster guitar is an exact replica of that revered instrument, down to the extremely worn Three-color Sunburst alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. It even has five Sperzel® tuners and one Gotoh® tuner, and the 12th-fret dot marker is white plastic rather than the original clay. It also features three custom-wound ’60s single-coil pickups, aged chrome hardware, 21 jumbo frets and a bone nut. Fender includes a case with the Rory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar.

Features

  • Body: Select Alder
  • Neck: Maple, Early '60s "C" Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius (241mm)
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: 3 Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone (Neck), Tone (Middle)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Machine Heads: 5 Sperzel Die-Cast Machines and 1 Gotoh Tuner
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 1.650"
  • Aged white plastic parts
  • Clay dot inlay with one mis-matched white plastic dot at the 12th fret
  • Slot-head mounting screws in selector switch
  • Heavily relic'ed, replicates Rory's original guitar wear

Start your own blues revolution with this amazing tribute guitar.

 
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Fender Custom ShopRory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Amazing

By Michman

from Michigan

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar:

      I have some Am Strats and LPs. I just played a Rory at a music shop next to a Clapton Strat. No comparison. Once I got the Rory tuned, I couldn't put it down. It sounded fantastic, intonated wonderfully and was a joy to play. Don't know if it was due to being a Custom model, or a 61 Custom, or a Rory, but it's the best Strat I have EVER played.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My favorite Strat!

      By StratDoc

      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Best Custom Shop Strat
      • Best Strat
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • expensive

      Best Uses

      • Inspiration
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar:

      Bought 10 years ago(made in 2003).. I own 6 strats and this the best! Resonate and just inspirational. Not many made. Probably the 2nd best Strat player ever played this guitar and it was painstakingly reproduced. Comes set up for slide and I lowered the strings as I have a light touch with the slide.
      Pick ups are vintage you can grab every tone. Neck is slightly thin but you feel every note and get great sustain and feedback. Blues and rock are it's heritage and you are covered with the RG forever!
      Rory was a consummate devotee to tone and this guitar lost its paint in the rain after being stolen and tossed into a ditch. Once it dried out it sang and inspired and for me it still does!

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      you want this guitar!

      By -Jeremy Huckaby

      from atlanta

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar:

      wide range of tone from blues to twangy, it will also straight up ROCK! looks cool too! Fender quality 100% even though it looks like its been in a ditch for a week. you will not be dissapointed with this guitar, what are you waiting for? BUY IT!!

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Gene Stasi, Volcano

      By Gene Stasi

      from Amityville NY

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar:

      I saw this Axe at a guitar show about three yrs ago. It caught my attention becaused it looked like "hell". To my suprise it flat out played. The neck was awesome, sounded great. But c'monit's a Strat and in my opinion anything over $1,500 for a Fender is just too much,even though it has that "Rory" vibe. Check it out and you decide

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