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The Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Heavy Relic brings you an exacting recreation of the legendary Irish guitarist's iconic 1961 Strat. Every nuance of Gallagher's trusty workhorse has been captured through meticulous examination and recreation by Fender's elite builders. Whether you're chasing Gallagher's signature blues-rock tones or want to tap into the mojo of a hard-gigging classic, this relic Strat has you covered.

A Relic'd Masterpiece Dripping With Vibe

From its heavily distressed three-color sunburst alder body to the aged chrome hardware, the Rory Gallagher Signature is a relic'd work of art. Every aspect has been purposely aged and worn to replicate the patterns and character of Gallagher's original 1961 instrument. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish is worn down to bare wood in many areas, while the synthetic bone nut and white plastic parts have been artificially aged. Even details like the mismatched Sperzel and Gotoh tuners, white plastic 12th fret dot and slot-head mounting screws contribute to the authentic vibe.

Vintage Tone Shaped by Rory's Hands

As you dig into the neck, you'll find a smooth, resonant playing feel that channels Gallagher's own playing experience. The quartersawn maple neck sports Gallagher's preferred '67 C profile, while the 7.25" radius rosewood fingerboard encourages the expressive bending integral to Gallagher's sound. Three custom-wound '60s single-coil pickups serve up authentic vintage Stratocaster tones with clear bell-like chime and gritty snarl when pushed. Combined with the 6-saddle vintage tremolo, you have the perfect platform for channeling Rory's legendary blues-rock chops.

Every Detail Honors a Legend

The Fender Custom Shop's team of expert builders has left no stone unturned in their quest to recreate Gallagher's iconic guitar. From the mint green pickguard to the parchment plastic knobs, every component has been considered. The guitar even ships in a deluxe hardshell case along with a strap and certificate of authenticity. For those seeking a true holy grail guitar, the Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster is the real deal.

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

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  • Select alder top and body with replicated wear patterns and distressing
  • Maple neck with a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard with clay dot inlays and one mismatched white plastic dot at the 12th fret
  • Custom ’60s single-coil Strat pickups
  • 6-saddle American Vintage synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • Five Sperzel die-cast machine head tuners with one mismatched Gotoh

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  • Body type: Double cutaway
  • Top wood: Select alder
  • Body wood: Select alder
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck shape: Early '60s C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Neck finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Clay dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.65 in. (42 mm) synthetic bone
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single coil
  • Middle: Proprietary Single coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Tone 1 (neck pickup), Tone 2 (middle pickup)
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage-style
  • Tuning machines: Five Sperzel die-cast machine heads with one mismatched Gotoh
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of origin: United States

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