Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Stratocaster Relic is one of our shop favorites. Every one we've seen was a player's dream AND tone machine! Its amazing how good Fender's Team of Relic expert's are. After having a couple dozen of these over the years, their ability to duplicate a legendary guitar is amazingly consistent! From the one mis matched tuning peg to the over tightened pick guard screw that put a hairline crack in the pickguard, every Rory Gallagher Strat has been as exact a duplicate of the original as Fender can come up with!
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's homage to a true and truly missed master.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since their formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instrument in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for may be!