Rex Robert Gallion (October 2, 1915 – February 8, 1975) was a country-western guitarist who, along with Bill Carson and Freddie Tavares, collaborated with Leo Fender in the early 1950s on the design of the Stratocaster electric guitar. He was specifically involved in the evolution of the "Custom Contour" body, and is often quoted as having asked Fender, "Why not get away from a body that is always digging into your ribs?" Gallion was a studio musician, and was a guitarist for the popular 1940's radio music program, "Dude Martin and His Roundup Gang".
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