Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster®


Model #: 0150080800
Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 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 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. Our homage to a true and truly missed master.

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General

General
Model Name: Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 0150080800
Series: Artist
Color: 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Material: Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Early '60s "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Clay Dots with One Mis-matched White Plastic Dot at the 12th Fret
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: 5 Sperzel® Die-Cast Machine Heads with 1 Mis-Matched Gotoh®
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tips: Aged White

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Aged White Plastic Parts, Original Dot Spacing, One Mis-matched Sperzel® Tuning Machine, Clay Dots with One Mis-matched White Plastic Dot at the 12th Fret, Slot-Head Mounting Screws in Selector Switch, Heavily Worn and Distressed with Most of the Paint Missing, Replicates the Wear Patterns of Rory's Original Guitar
Included Accessories: US

Accessories

Accessories
Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
Picks: Includes 4-Pack of Custom Shop Picks