Greg Koch, Rory Gallagher: Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Rory Gallagher Stratocaster • SN: R92473



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 medium jumbo frets and a synthetic bone nut. Our homage to a true and truly missed master.

Serial Number: R92473
Brand Fender Custom Shop
Model Custom Artist Series Rory Gallagher Stratocaster
Finish Color 3-Tone Sunburst
Finish Type Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight 7.65 lbs.
Body Wood Select Alder
Neck Wood Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape Early '60s "C" Shaped Neck
Neck Dimensions .800 1st - .930 12th
Fingerboard Rosewood
Inlays Clay Dots with One Mis-matched White Plastic Dot at the 12th Fret
Scale Length 25.5"
Width at Nut 1.650"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Frets 21 Medium Jumbo
Pickups 3 Custom 60's Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Controls 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-way Switch
Hardware Nickel
Bridge Vintage Tremolo
Tuners 5 Sperzel Die-Cast Machine Heads with 1 Mis-Matched Gotoh
Pickguard 3-Ply Mint
Case Fender Brown Hardshell Case
COA Yes

Greg Koch, Rory Gallagher: Fender Custom Shop Artist Series Rory Gallagher Stratocaster • SN: R92473