Serial Number R112988
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.
Body: Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Bridge Pickup: Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat®
Color: 3-Color Sunburst
Control Knobs: Parchment Plastic
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Country Of Origin: US
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
Middle Pickup: Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat®
Model Name: Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster® Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Pickup: Custom '60s Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Shape: Early '60s "C"
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Position Inlays: Clay Dots with One Mis-matched White Plastic Dot at the 12th Fret
Refinement Neck Material: Maple
Refinement Neck Shape: C Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Series: Custom Artist
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Tuning Machines: 5 Sperzel® Die-Cast Machine Heads with 1 Mis-Matched Gotoh®
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
Our chosen couriers are currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.
Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
There are currently delays for all returns processing due to extra safety procedures. Thanks for your patience during this difficult time.
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item can get damaged on the way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.