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.
Other specifications include:
Model Name: Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst Model Number: 0150080800 Series: Artist Color: 3-Color Sunburst Body Material: Select Alder Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body Shape: Stratocaster® 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 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 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 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 Hard Case 7 lbs 9 oz #R94449
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