Fender Stratocaster Custom Artist – RORY GALLAGHER TRIBUTE STRATOCASTER Electric Guitar Review :: Fender Guitars Reviews

The homage to a true and truly missed master.

3color sunburst

Fender Custom Shop designers met Donal Gallagher, brother of the late, great Rory Gallagher, in 1997 at Los Angeles International Airport and received a gig bag holding one of the most coveted guitars of all time—Rory’s worn-to-the-wood 1961 Stratocaster guitar. Fender initially built 40 “clones” for the European market, and was subsequently besieged with requests for more. The Rory Gallagher Tribute Stratocaster guitar is an exact replica of that revered instrument, right down to the extremely worn 3-Color Sunburst alder body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Fender’s even included five Sperzel tuners and one Gotoh tuner, and has replaced the 12th-fret dot marker with white plastic instead of the original clay. This Fender Strat also features three custom-wound ’60s single-coil pickups, aged chrome hardware, 21 jumbo frets and a bone nut. The homage to a true and truly missed master.

Features + Technical Specs
Model Number 015-0080-(800)
Series Custom Artist Series
Colors (800) 3-color Sunburst,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Body Select Alder
Neck Maple, Early ‘60s “C” Shape,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard Rosewood, (9.5” Radius/241mm)
No. of Frets 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
Pickups 3 Custom ‘60s Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Controls Master Volume, Tone (Neck), Tone (Middle)
Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads 5 Sperzel Die-Cast Machines with 1 Mis-Matched Gotoh Tuner
Hardware Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard 3-Ply Mint Green
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
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
Strings Fender Super 250R, (.010 to .046) Nickel Plated Steel pn# 073-0250-006
Accessories Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable
These musical instruments offer includes Case Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case
Introduced 1/2004

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