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Rory Gallagher is the irish guitar legend that, unfortunately for all guitar players and fans of music, passed away in 1995. If you haven't heard his music, you should check it out!

Let's see what kind of guitar gear Rory used in his guitar rig during his career!

Rory Gallagher playing guitar


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Note: Rory is said to have had 121 guitars
- 1961 Fender Stratocaster (Sunburst, 21 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard. This was his pride and joy.)

The Fender Custom Shop makes a replica of Rory's 61 strat:

Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Signature Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

- 1966 Fender Telecaster (White, 21 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard. This was his No. 2 guitar)
- 1958 Stratocaster (Sunburst, 21 Frets, Maple Fretboard)
- 1959 Fender Esquire (Black, 21 Frets, Maple Fretboard)

Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar

- 1978 Fender Music Master (2 Single Coil Pickups, Volume and Tone knobs, 3-Way Selector, Rosewood Fretboard, 22 Frets. White with Black Pickguard)
- 1979 Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster (21 Frets, Maple Neck. White with Black Pickguard)
- 1976 Fender Telecaster Deluxe (Mocha Brown. 21 Frets, Maple Pickguard)

Fender Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar - Black

- 1981 Fender Lead II (Black with White Pickguard, 21 Frets, Maple Neck, Single Humbucker, Volume and Tone Controls.)
- 1976 Fender Stratocaster (Walnut, 21 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard.)
- 1980 Custom Fender Stratocaster (Natural with Black Pickguard, 21 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard, Dual Humbuckers)
- 1963 Gretsch Corvette (Modified with a Burns Vibrato Tailpiece. 1 Soapbar pickup in the bridge. He kept it in an open tuning for his slide work on "Bullfrog Blues")
- 1959 Gretsch Chet Atkins PX6121 (Orange)
- 1963 Gretsch PX6135 (Sunburst)
- 1957 Rickenbacker Combo 400
- 1980 Legend Rory Gallagher Model (Natural, Hand Made)
- 1962 Barth Model 200 (Sunburst, 2 Single Coils)
- 1965 Burns Bison (22 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard, 3 Single Coils, 5-Way Selector)
- 1958 Burns Weill Fenton
- 1958 Burns Weill RP16 Streamline
- 1965 Guild Thunderbird (Yellow, Dual Humbuckers)
- 1970 RG Rory Gallagher (Yellow, Bridge Humbucker)
- 1965 National Airline
- 1979 Ibanez MC500DS
- 1979 Ibanez ST300
- 1965 Danelectro 3021 Short Horn (Black, 21 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard, Volume and Tone Controls, 3-Way Selector, Twin Lipstick Pickups)
- 1968 Danelectro C5025 Convertible (Natural, 21 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard, Volume and Tone Controls, 3-Way Selector, Twin Lipstick Pickups)
- 1960 Danelectro Bellzouki 12-String (Sunburst, 21 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 Volume and 2 Tone Controls, Twin Lipstick Pickups)
- 1959 Silvertone 1319 (Black)
- 1960 Silvertone 1323 (Natural)
- 1960 Silvertone 1323 (Red)
- 1960 Silvertone S1478L Jaguar Model
- 1960 Harmony H46 Stratotone Mars (Sunburst, 2 Humbuckers)
- 1963 Supro Dual Tone (White)
- 1957 Supro Dual Tone (White)
- 1960 Supro Coronado (Orange)
- 1968 Mosrite Joe Maphis Double Neck (White-1 12-String, 1 6-String)
- 1965 Teisco TRG-1
- 1965 Teisco Del Ray
- 1970 Travis Bean TB500
- 1959 Guyatone LG60B (Black)
- Guyatone Electric Guitar (Yellow, Unknown Model)
- 1970 Guyatone Hand Made Rory Gallahger Model (Dual Humbuckers, Rosewood Fretboard)
- 1970 Guyatone Les Paul Jr.-Style Guitar (1 Bridge P-90, Red, Volume and Tone controls, Wraptail piece)
- 1983 Tokai Talbo A-1000 (2 Humbuckers, Black)
- 1980 Tokai Talbo (3 Single Coils, White)
- 1961 Kay K5962
- 1960 Kay K672 Swingmaster (Sunburst)
- 1980 Veillette Citron VC Shark
- 1992 Charvelle Surfcaster 12-String (Black, Twin Lipstick Pickups, 3-Way Selector, Volume and Tone controls)
- 1970 Yamaha SX800B (3 Single Coils, Black)
- Handmade Eccleshall (Natural, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 Humbuckers)
- 1967 Vox 12-String Electric (3 Single Coils, Black)
- 1964 Epiphone Casino (Sunburst, Bigsby Bridge, Rosewood Fretboard)

Epiphone Elitist 1965 Casino

- 1963 Epiphone Coronet (Metallic Green, 22 Frets, Rosewood Fretboard, Wraptail piece)
- 1958 Gibson Les Paul Jr. (Sunburst, Wraptail piece, single cut)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1957 Les Paul Junior Single Cutaway Electric Guitar

- 1960 Gibson Melody Maker (Sunburst, Double Cutaway Les Paul Jr. body, with a wraptail piece)
- 1959 Gibson Les Paul Jr. (Red, Double Cutaway, Wraptail piece)

DISCONTINUED - Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway VOS Electric Guitar

- 1964 Gibson Melody Maker (Sunburst, 1 Bridge Humbucker)
- 1981 Gibson Les Paul Jr. (White)
- 1970 Gibson L6S Deluxe (Natural, 2 Humbuckers, String-Through-Body)
- 1993 Gibson Nighthawk Custom (Neck:Mini Humbucker, Bridge:Humbucker)
- 1960 Gibson Melody Maker (Sunburst, Double Cutaway, 2 Single Coils, Wraptail piece)
- 1990 Hofner 500 Bass Re-Issue
- 1968 Martin D35 Acoustic

Martin D-35 Dreadnought Guitar

- Charvelle 625C ACoustic-Electric (Rosewood Fretboard, Mother-of-Pearl Binding)
- 1990 Fender La Brea Acoustic
- 1968 Bjarton Flattop Acoustic
- 1980 Sigma DM5 Acoustic
- 1980 Takamine Dreadnought Style Acoustic
- 1960 Harmony H912 Stella 12-String Acoustic (Sunburst, White Pickguard)
- 1960 Harmony H1270 Sovereign 12-String Acoustic (Natural)
- 1980 Ibanez V302BS 12-String Acoustic
- 1932 National Triolian Resonator
- Continental German Resonator
- 1990 National Resophonic
- Eccleshall Electric Mandolin (Solid Body)
- Eccleshall Mandola
- Unknown Mandolin
- Unknown Mandolin
- Unknown Greek Bouzouki
- Unknown Portugese Guitar
- 1968 Coral 3S19 Electric Sitar
- 1958 Flattop Acoustic (Unknown Brand, Rory's First Guitar)
- 1921 Martin Mandolin (He installed an Ibanez Pickup)
- Elvis Presley-Brand Ukulele
- 1951 National Dynamic Lap Steel
- 1940 Oahu Diana Lap Steel

Note: According to legend, Brian May went to see Rory play when Brian was 15, and when he asked Gallagher how he got his guitar sound, he pointed at his AC30/Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster.
- 1965 Vox AC30 Top Boost

Vox Custom AC30C2X 30W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp

- Vox V100 Amp Head
- Vox Escort
- Vox Supreme Combo
- Vox AC10 Combo Amplifier
- Various Vox AC30 Amplifiers (He had many of these. He plugged his Strat into his Treble Booster, then ran it into the Brilliant Channel on his AC30)
- 1956 Fender Twin Amplifier (tweed)
- 1961 Fender Concert Amplifier
- 1958 Fender Bassman Head (Red, 2 Channel)
- Fender Vibrolux Combo
- Fender Champ
- Fender Super Twin
- Fender Pro Amp
- Various Fender Tweed Amplifiers
- Ampeg VT-40 and VT-22
- Ampeg GU-12
- Ampeg Reverbrocket Combo Amplifier
- Oberheim Electronics Studio (Tweed) Combo Amp
- Ross Amplifiers Fame Series Model 10
- Roland Cube
- dB The Bottle Combo Amplifier
- Park G25R Combo Amplifier
- COlorsound Mighty Atom Portable Amplifier
- 1960 Magnatone MP-3
- 1960 Magnatone 190 Pro
- Carlsboro Stingray Pro Combo Amplifier
- Panoramic Model 1210
- Stramp Combo Amplifier (Red)
- Stramp Combo Amplifier (Rory Gallagher Model)
- Washburn SOuthside Jr. VGA-15
- 1978 Marshall 50 Watt Combo Amplifier
- Trace TA100R Acoustic Amplifier
- Trace TA200 Acoustic Amplifier

- Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster

- Boss OC-2 Octaver

Boss OC-3 SUPER Octave Pedal

- Boss BF-2 Flanger

Boss BF-3 Flanger Pedal

- Boss FE-1

- Boss BD-1

- Boss ME-5

- Boss OD-1 Overdrive

Boss OD-3 OverDrive Pedal

- Boss CE-2 Chorus

- Boss GE-6 6-Band EQ

Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal

- Boss Driver DB-5

- Maxon ZEEQ 3-Band EQ

- Ibanez TS-808 Tube Screamer

Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer Reissue

- MXR Dyna Comp

MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal

- Colorsound Flanger

- DOD 680 Analog Delay

- Vox Wah Pedal

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

- TC Electronics Booster+ Line Driver & Distortion

- Furman Rack Preamp

- Various Rack EQs

- Shubb Capo

Shubb Deluxe S Series Steel String Capo

- Coil Guitar Cable

- Shure SM58

Shure SM58 Microphone

- Shure SM57

Shure SM57 Instrument/Vocal Mic
- Lee Oskar Harmonica

- Hohner Harmonica

- Hohner Electric Keyboard

- Rosedale Electric Chord Organ

- Selmer Alto Sax (1968)

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