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 even included five Sperzel tuners and one Gotoh tuner, and we’ve replaced the 12th-fret dot marker with white plastic instead of 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.
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