New Guitar Day - Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher - NICE!

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  1. ROTHNROLL

    ROTHNROLL Member

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    Short review- Got this a week ago-
    Some people like Relic's.
    The first time I saw a Fender relic I remember thinking that "you must be a real moron to pay for relicing"

    Well, they have grown on me.
    Not necessarily the looks. The Feel.
    I played one of the Rory Strats in June and haven't stopped thinking about it.
    Now I like relics.
    There are some things that are good reliced.
    Guitars = Yes
    Women = No. Stretchmarks and floppy breasts are a sign of relicing on women and must be refinished or rebuffed ASAP

    I have a EJ and a 62 Thinskin and thought I had my bases covered?
    Right?
    Wrong-
    The neck really fits like a glove. It feels natural in your hands. It is very worn in. The body and neck are silky smooth and this is the most comfortable guitar I have ever played.

    It feels like it's supposed to be there, sort of like I just cupped a nice set of breasts.
    The pickups sound warm and bluesy, and overdriven really shine.


    Likes
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    Pickups -
    Worn in Feel -
    Price - I got a good deal from a dealer
    Weight - This one is light
    Before I did a setup I noticed that I could drop gain in spades on this guitar without squealing.
    I took off the pickguard and noticed this
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    The body cavities are stamped with "Relic"
    I took off the neck and the neck and the neck pocket are stamped the same
    I noticed that the body was not shielded. I expected that, but I was wondering why this guitar could handle feedback so well

    I then noticed that the guitar had 2 pickguards.
    It has an anodized pickguard underneath the normal pickguard.
    I recently shielded a few of my guitars and what I should have done was tried this method first. It still has 60 cycle hum, but doesn't sound like someone is skinning a cat whenever I crank the juice!

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    Dislikes
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    Not really liking the mismatched tuner.
    Not 100 percent on the looks. Maybe 98%. I haven't owned something this reliced before. Fender did do a very good job making it look realistic in person.
    The setup was poor... but really I don't know whose fault that is. It probably sat in a warehouse the entire winter. Within an hour I was ready to go.
    I also had to rewire the tone so that it worked on the bridge pup. Sorry Rory. I can't see anyone wouldn't want it like that.

    That is about it for a review- Not sure if anyone reads those anyways.
    You have to try one. It's really great.
    I will try to post a few video clips in the next day or so.
    Wanna see what Italy looks like in September (not Italian - US Army stationed in Vicenza Italy)
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    Gibson also make a fine guitar as well!
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  2. mojocaster.com

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    Very, very cool. BTW, what's the deal on that Gibby? That's hot too!
     
  3. ROTHNROLL

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    It's a Gibson Custom Shop 356
    I got it from Saul at Centre City music
    It was a 1 off that the Custom Shop did for a Japanese customer - who didn't come through with the money. They showed Saul a picture and he knew I was looking for 356 in a different color than red with Gold hardware

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    http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-Custom-CS-356-Figured-Top-Electric-Guitar-517673-i1149532.

    I dig the Ebony Board - Sparkel Finish - Bigsby - and the Tone!
    I love that guitar and it will never leave the Lair!
    :)
     
  4. paintguy

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    Damn Roth, that guitar needs some paint bad.;)

    Cool review and congrats bro!
     
  5. Samba Loco

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    Nice pair of guitars man!! Congrats!!!
     
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    sweet guitars! enjoy!!
     
  8. davidos

    davidos Supporting Member

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    awesome! sent you a PM about the pics.... Welcome to the Rory Club!
     
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    Congrats! Your review is very accurate and I see you are gradually falling in love!!:dude
     
  10. bilbal

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    Killer strat. Enjoy man!!!

    Bill
     
  11. ROTHNROLL

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    TTT! I am glad you guys liked the guitar!
     
  12. baimun

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    You.... bastard......



    ... I... hate... you.. :mad:









    (so jealous I want to cry :cry:)



    Enjoy it man.... that has been my Object of Lust for far too long.
     
  13. Badfinger

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    I've had my Rory for about 3 years now and I think you will like the way it ages. The bare wood doesn't look so raw, it takes on a darker "more authentic" look to it. Excellent Strat:dude
     
  14. Simto

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    Really cool pair.
     
  15. Pa'ani

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    Congratulations on your new Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallager Strat and also your really cool looking Gibson Custom Shop ES-356. Rock On!!!
     

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