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Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 12 Aug 2010, 08:25
by battered_strat
rifles wrote:Couple of questions for Liam if you dont mind answering. Do you have any advice as to how to darken a rosewood board to look like Rorys?
In many pictures of the Strat in later years it look almost Grey in colour. What did it look like close up? Cheers Derek

hi derek, apart from the natural oil from your hands, i use a product called 'lemon oil', which is a fretboard conditioner for rosewood, it darkens up the board nicely, but it should only be used about twice a year. Pure linseed oil does the job well too

Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 16 Aug 2010, 21:57
by battered_strat
I have just finished my latest rory g strat body, and i am very pleased with the results, i put some hardware and a neck on it to show how it will look when its all put together, this is the closest i have ever got to the real deal, shame i dont have any spare pickups lying around,because i really want to try it out! i will post some more photos later!

I borrowed the neck off my other 60s strat relic for the photo
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'eagles head' profile detail:

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relic'd paint close up:

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preserved sunburst under pickguard:

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Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2010, 19:58
by mac
Another masterpiece Liam,well done.How's it goin for you in Germany?

Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2010, 20:17
by rifles
Liam that is outstanding !!! You are very talented Rory would love it !! Take care Derek

Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 17 Aug 2010, 21:11
by battered_strat
thanks guys, germany is good, liking Berlin alot, been on the hunt for blues rock venues, but not having too much luck, such a big city,so hard to know where to go!

Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 18 Aug 2010, 08:30
by wolftothemoon
Talking about the Custom Shop Fender Strat, is it known how many Fender makes each year?

Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010, 13:52
by rifles
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Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 30 Jul 2012, 12:35
by Jay Jay
Looking at Rory's '61 Fender sunburst strat over the years..
I've noticed that the first 15 years 1963 - 1978 the paint and wear and tear was worse. Than the 15 years after 1978 -1994.

Watching the 1979 Rock Goes To College last night with my strat with Rory facelift just at side of the screen. The eagles head and wear from 1979 until this day, is hardly any difference :)

You would have thought how the paint was coming off and deteriorating. Rory's '61 sunburst would have had no paint finish at all by the 1990's? I don't think Rory ever had any varnish put over the strat or any wood treatment to preserve it from 1978 on wards, or did he??

Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 06 Oct 2012, 00:04
by Jay Jay

Re: Rory Gallagher '61 Fender Sunburst Stratocaster

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2012, 18:24
by battered_strat