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Rory Gallagher strat

wleeds

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I just had to tell someone...

I played a custom shop Rory Gallagher strat yesterday through a Clapton Twinolux. BEST strat I have ever played. I have played an original 61 in a very long time. I don't remember it playing or sounding as good as this.

What makes this guitar so good? I mean, its just alder with the finish reliced off.

$4800.00cdn, a little rich for my blood
 

dealmaker

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I tried one of these and it was great.....but I ended up buying one of the new Custom Shop Limited Edition '63 Heavy Relics with the Humbucker - it is so resonant and lively!!!!

 

mike shaw

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Mr Boggie .... Do you know what the neck specs are? What neck from USA Guitars or Warmoth would be most similar?
Thanks!
 

big mike

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The couple I've played have blown my sox off as well. Stunning guitars.
 

big mike

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I tried one of these and it was great.....but I ended up buying one of the new Custom Shop Limited Edition '63 Heavy Relics with the Humbucker - it is so resonant and lively!!!!


I like that!
 

Fireball XL5

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Isn't a Warmoth 59 roundback neck on the beefier side? I was under the impression (from what I've read) that the Rory Gallagher strat has a neck that's more of an early 60's profile that's on the thinner side?
 

straycat113

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To be honest unless these guitars have spiked in price, I would see them regularly in the 3K+ range on the resale market $4,800 would not be a price I would go for. I am not into the relic finish at all but this is the one guitar I would definitely like to add to the rack. The necks on these were early 60's C shape with a 9.5 radius board and 21 frets.
 

Badfinger

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The Rory Strat I had was a slim carve, so much that I thought about buying a thicker neck and having it relic'd to match the original, just couldn't get along with it. Killer guitar tho, would like to try again....
 

big mike

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Just saw one on Chris' Guitars website...close to the top on his 'fender' page.
Used for 2599.

www.chrisguitars.com

No affiliation, and I've never bought from him...just a heads up.
 

CyberFerret

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I go the chance to play an RG Strat at a store last month. I was surprised to see one there, as I assumed they would be rare in Australia.

Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed in it when I plugged it in and played it for about 15 minutes. It SOUNDED great, but I just didn't like the feel of the neck - or should I say the fretboard.

I found that when sliding, my fingers would tend to 'catch' on the top of the frets, and the fret ends were a little sharp and uncomfortable on the base of my left hand fingers.

Odd, because I quite prefer larger frets, and have quite large frets on my other Strats, Teles etc. Perhaps it was the shape of these frets? Also, perhaps the guitar had been hanging in the store for a while and developed fret sprout at the ends??
 

Badfinger

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A problem I've had with maple necks in general is in low humidity the fret tangs become exposed. Keep it humidified and I had no problems, even in Chicago winters
 

Arc Angel

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I just had to tell someone...

I played a custom shop Rory Gallagher strat yesterday through a Clapton Twinolux. BEST strat I have ever played. I have played an original 61 in a very long time. I don't remember it playing or sounding as good as this.

What makes this guitar so good? I mean, its just alder with the finish reliced off.

$4800.00cdn, a little rich for my blood
Where did you play it? I played an exceptional RG and L&M Toronto about a year ago. Amazing. It was only about $3300 or so IIRC.
 

wleeds

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Cosmos in Richmond Hill just got one in the last few weeks.
Setup and intonation were great. They have 10, or so, CS strats, a bunch of CS tele's, Suhr's, Andersons, PRS'. This one is the nicest of all, imho!

The only reason I suggest the 59 roundback is because, even though its a little thicker, more stout, it is the closest in terms of girth and feel to the RG I played.
 

bluesjuke

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I've played three of the RG Strats and though I'm not a thin neck fan I really liked all of them and was comfortable on them.

First one was $2200. at that time.
 
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I've got one and it is, indeed, marvellous. The biggest difference, I think, between it and other strats is the middle pickup. I don't tend to use it on my other strats. I do on my RG.

Unfortunately, it has rather spoiled me for other strats. They feel neglected now.
 






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