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Is there any truth to the legend that his Strat was the first one in Ireland?

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Is there any truth to the legend that his Strat was the first one in Ireland?

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It certainly was the first one to be ordered on the order books. Someone might of bought one in the U.K. and brought it to Ireland. Originally, it was ordered for a band called The Royal Show Band, who at the time was the biggest band in Ireland. When the guitar arrived, it was the wrong color. The guy wanted a Hank Marvin (Fiesta Red) one, not the Buddy Holly one (3-Color Sunburst). So, he played that for three months before trading it in to Crawleys music store. But, as far as we know it was the first one that was a direct order from Fender to Ireland. Was it apparent early on that Rory was going to be something special, or did that develop over time? Was he always the best on the block? Very much so! He certainly was to me. Not that many kids were finding music at that time. He was so obsessed about it. Be it, getting to the radio to get a particular station or anything to do with a musical instrument. He had opinions on music when he was 4-years-old. He would already be able to ide

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