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Back in 1997, the designers from the Fender Custom Shop had the incredible honor of meeting Donal Gallagher, the brother of late, great guitar icon Rory Gallagher, in Los Angeles, where they were lucky enough to get their hands on one of the world's most sought-after guitars—Rory's heavily-worn, beloved 1961 Strat. Originally, Fender only made 40 spot-on re-creations of this coveted Strat for European distribution, but they wound up creating more due to the countless requests they received. Today, the Fender Custom Shop pays tribute to the late masterful guitarist with the Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster.

An exact replica of the Gallagher's original vintage '61 Strat, the Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster features a select alder body that comes dressed in a nitro lacquer 3-Color Sunburst finish that's been worn down to the wood nearly all around the body just as the original. Other authentic features include a heavily-worn early '60s "C" maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard with medium-jumbo frets, a set of Sperzel tuning machines with one Gotoh tuner, and a mis-matched white plastic dot at the 12th fret instead of the original clay. Delivering that legendary vintage Strat tone, the Rory Gallagher Signature model comes equipped with a trio of custom-wound '60s single-coil pickups plus traditional 3-way switching. Holding true to the vintage vibe of the original, the Rory Gallagher Signature model comes complete with aged plastic parts and aged chrome hardware. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, and Certificate of Authenticity.

Get your Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Strap

The Holy Grail Has Been Found!!


This guitar is the Holy Grail as far as Strats are concerned. I've been playing since the early 70's and saw Rory in 1974 in a very small, but packed venue in Germany. He was the Springsteen of the time as far as giving you your moneys worth at a show and he had a fan for life in me afterwards. This guitar (I bought mine 4 yrs ago) is truly unbelievable--it has the best neck of ANY guitar I've ever played and the tone is to die for (if you're a Strat guy). Plugged into a tube amp it's pure sonic bliss. Holding this guitar is kind of eerie--it's so faithful to the original--more like holding a piece of fine art. A Strat for the ages. Steeply price, but worth it if you can scrap up the cash.


K-Town, TN


Outstanding Sound


[...] Outstanding musical instrument. Doesn't look like much, but it plays and sounds wonderful. This is the classic Fender Strat tone, rings like a bell, rumbles like a train, chimey.




Best one ever !!!!


I play guitar for 8 years and I have few guitars,THIS IS THE BEST FENDER i HAVE EVER PLAYED ON !!! SO EASY, FUN AND FEELS GREAT, THE SOUND IS BEAUTIFUL and authentic fender type (I don't think you can get Better than this and I compare to Eric Clapton version that came out on 12/2006 with value of $10,000 and more . THE LOOK OF THE GUITAR IS SO UNIQUE and attractive. I have always looked at other Fenders guitar thinking maybe there are better guitars. NOT ANYMORE BABY !!!


San Jose, Ca


Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar

5.0 3


Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape Early '60s "C"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Select Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Type 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines 5 Sperzel® Die-Cast Machine Heads with 1 Mis-Matched Gotoh®
Orientation Right-Handed
Other 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
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Custom Artist
Model Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Warranty Info:

Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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