Facelift introduce Rory Gallagher Style
Facelift, distributed in the UK & Eire by JHS & Co.
Ltd., has added Rory Gallagher’s iconic ’61 sunburst
Fender Stratocaster® to its ‘Signature Series’
of removable guitar body overlays.
“We’ve been looking for a worn, distressed guitar
image for our Stratocaster range for a while now,” says
Mike Hrano or Rockano Productions, which produces Facelift,
“and they don’t come more played-out and rocked
than Rory’s legendary instrument. It’s a great
honour for us to be associated with Rory and to have worked
with his brother, Donal, and Donal’s son, Daniel, to
make this happen. The result is that Rory’s Facelift
will relic any guitar in an instant, without being permanent.”
Rockano used photographs of Gallagher’s Strat to create
the ‘Rory Facelift’, which joins the ‘No.1
Telecasters’ used by both Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt
of Status Quo in the ‘Signature Series’.
“For a while during the ‘70s, Quo and Rory shared
management and we toured together in America, so we knew each
other well,” says Parfitt, Facelift’s inventor
and co-owner of Rockano. “Rory was such a sweet man
and an unbelievable musician – with a guitar to match.
I’m so pleased and proud that Facelift has been able
to reproduce it and help to keep Rory’s fantastic legacy
Commented Donal: “The Facelift is a true image replication
of Rory's prized instrument. Its weathered appearance was gained
from blood, sweat, and tears during his constant touring
of the globe. In fact, my brother was alarmed when
first the paintwork on his guitar began to peel. He was at
a loss as what to do, but then they didn't have Facelifts!”
A removable and re-usable laminated vinyl overlay for guitar
bodies developed to quickly change the appearance of any guitar,
Facelift is coated in ‘ultra-low tack’ adhesive
that leaves no residue. It can be applied and re-applied in
seconds to instantly transform any guitar, new or old –
and it protects the guitar while providing the ‘makeover’.
With limitless options of both colour and design, The Facelift
aims to revolutionise the way guitars are seen – and
change the face of music forever.
Officially licensed worldwide by both Fender® and Yamaha®,
the Facelift range now comprises ten designs to fit Stratocasters,
nine for Telecasters and recently added two new designs to
fit the Yamaha Pacifica 112V and three for Pacifica 012 and
112J guitar body shapes.
All Facelifts have recently undergone a price reduction to
£14.99rrp making them even greater value money.
Facelift won ‘Best In Show’ at the annual Winter
NAMM event in Ahaheim, California, during January, 2009.
Product available June 2010.
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