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FDP Forum / The Lefty Forum / Lefty Rory Gallagher strat

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too many guitars and not enough hands
Nov 2nd, 2017 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

for sale-

love rory's music but don't think i could own the guitar, thin

needs a new paint job

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the downtime
Nov 2nd, 2017 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rory's original Strat spent a few weeks in someone's back garden because it was ditched there after the thief who took it didn't want to get caught trying to peddle it.

There weren't a lot of Strats in Ireland at the time (1961), and word was out that it was stolen.

Sitting out in the dampness most probably helped a lot of the finish come off over time. Some guitar freaks disagree with this--they blame Rory's corrosive body chemistry.

However, I have worked on several older Fenders and other brands finished in nitrocelulose lacquer that were subjected to wet/damp conditions. In every case, the wood swelled and then dried out, causing cracks and flaking in the finish.


Buckeye Country, USA

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Nov 2nd, 2017 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo, interesting history! Thanks!

I've never been a fan of relic'd guitars, especially for that kinda money. Let my relic my own.

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the downtime
Nov 2nd, 2017 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think these artist tribute guitars allow the buyer to feel a little closer to the original player.

I don't get a thrill from playing a so-called 'signature' guitar, but I do have a few Gibson Les Pauls--so I guess they sorta qualify :o)

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

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Nov 2nd, 2017 07:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lots of respect for Rory Gallagher, but, yeah, that's a LOT of bare wood... I'm sure it's got some kind of protective finish on it, but still...

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