The Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Relic is a replica of his famed 1961 Fender Stratocaster. It's a well-worn piece with an extra heavy relic that gives it a "stripped" look, just like the one Rory played throughout his illustrious career as a an Irish blues-rock icon. You'll also notice that the Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster has five Sperzel tuners and one Gotoh tuner, mismatched just like the original. You also get a 12-fret white plastic dot marker instead of clay. Aside from its unique aesthetics, this Strat sounds incredible thanks to a fantastic set of custom wound '60s single-coil pickups. Plus, playability is top-notch thanks to 21 medium jumbo frets, an early '60s "C" neck, and synthetic bone nut. It's one of the finest, most visually unique Custom Shop Fenders we've seen come through the shop.
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent overall condition. Besides the relic'ing that came on this guitar originally, this axe is spotless. Plus, it comes with fresh strings and low action, courtesy of Cream City Music's signature setup.
Neck: Maple neck with Early '60s "C" profile, 25.5" scale length, 9.5" radius, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard, and 1.650" nut width.
Body: Select Alder body with heavy relic job and nitrocellulose lacquer 3 Color Sunburst finish.
Electronics: 3x Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat pickups, with Master Volume, and Tone controls for the Neck and Middle pickups. 3-position blade switching.
Case: Original Fender hardshell case included.
Weight: 7 lbs. 10.5 oz.
Why We Love Fender
It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.