Rory was always trying out different pickup combinations and setups on guitars. He’d get an idea like having two humbuckers in a Strat and work with Dave Edwards to try it out. This is one of their frankensteins!
Rory in Spain with the Stratocaster, photo by Bob Hewitt.
Around 1979 Rory’s main Strat was playing up. He put a new neck on the guitar for a few years to let the original one dry out etc. So when the Strat was not working right during a show Rory would pickup this Dave Edwards Strat or his Fender Musicmaster to give the No.1 Strat a break.
Rory playing slide on this Strat at the Ripley Music Hall in Philidelphia, September 1982. Photo taken Jon Hahn.
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