Rory Gallagher

Fender Lead 1981


This is an unusual one. A Fender Lead 1, from 1981. Rory has modified and refinished this guitar over the years. First incarnation, it had just one factory Fender pick up, which was then replace with 2 cream, DiMarzio style Humbuckers. ( we do have a photo of Rory with it at this point) Then the guitar was modified into the way it looks now. It has one single Humbucker, and white pick guard. The guitar was also refinished in Black, but unfortunately the re-finish has not stood the test of time very well. It is chipped and weather checked all over the body. The fact still remains that this is a great Fender, and was used by him, hence all the modifications.