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

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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 Ga...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $4,700.0
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Overview

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 Signature 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. The Rory Gallagher Signature Strat comes with a case.

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
  • Deluxe hardshell case
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Fender Custom ShopRory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.3

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5.0

Rory Strat

By Porkpie James

from Greenville, IN

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I was at the Nashville guitar show 4 years ago with the mindset on getting a mid-70's Les Paul. I brought along a 64 Mustang and a reissue Custom Shop Nocaster for trade bait. I narrowed my picks down to 3 Les Pauls. Sunday I went back to close the deal and saw this old looking Strat sitting in a booth and picked it up and plinked around a bit. This was the motherlode! It felt as though I'd played this guitar for years, neck was like butter. Next step, plug it in. Single coils were true to vintage stock and I was sold. Sure I had heard of Rory but never got into what guitar he used. Well it's my #1 over the last 4 years. Only a resonator has made it up on stage. It's got the feel, mojo and sound. What a beauty!!

 
5.0

Rory tone covered Jazz to Rock. One Strat to rule the mo

By StratDoc

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Can get heavy. Linkin Park..
  • Only Strat you will need.
  • Rory got every tone..so can you!
  • Your playing a 61 Strat! Less 60 grand..

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Go to Strat especially recorded! Inspiration!
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Bought 16 years ago(made in 2003).. I own 4 strats, all CS, 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 unique replicas of Rory's and you can grab every tone he did, jazz to heavy! Neck is slightly thin but you feel every note and get great sustain and feedback. After years of giving mine began to twist and had it replaced. Buying CS from MF you have a life time relationship with CS! No charge! This alone is worth buying new from MF. 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.

     
    5.0

    This is the guitar I've been waiting for

    By Bluesman56

    from Richmond, VA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Pairs well with my amplifier and effects
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Rory's guitar had a 5 position pick up switch

    Best Uses

    • Festival/Outdoor shows
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I use this guitar for rehearsal and in live performance. It's versatile in tones and applications from Traditional Blues to Rock-a-Billy to Blues Rock to Rock - which covers 99% of what I play.

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    2.0

    Rip off

    By HAM

    from TEMECULA CA

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    Comments about Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I'm tired of being ripped off by Fender, Gibson when selling their so call 'custom shop' guitars. I played this at a local GC. Nice guitar but not close to being nice for the price. Myself and others in the store compared regular strats against this and some beat it while most went toe to toe with it. If you could play like Rory you most likely could make a Squire sound good. If you have the money or the ego to have something overpriced knock yourself out.

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