Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Eric Clapton 30th Anniversary Stratocaster Black

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Eric Clapton 30th Anniversary Stratocaster Black

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Description & Specs

From Fender:

In 1987 Eric Clapton retired his famous Stratocaster, “Blackie”, and approached the Fender Custom Shop to craft a replacement designed to his specifications; in effect, he wanted a new pair of old shoes. Our artisans went to work, and the resulting instrument was the inaugural instrument in Fender’s Artist Series—the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster. With the smooth feel and authentic sound of the original—along with a delicious new Journeyman Relic® finish—this special 30th Anniversary edition represents one of the finest instruments to ever come from the artisans of the Dream Factory. 2018 is the only year you’ll have the chance to add this unique Black lacquer Journeyman Relic finish, along with the feel and authentic sound of Clapton’s original signature model to your guitar collection.

The Journeyman Relic finish makes the select two-piece alder body look and feel like it’s seen countless gigs and lets the wood breathe with natural resonance. True to Clapton’s own model, the stable one-piece quartersawn maple neck with an ultra-comfortable custom “Soft V” neck profile lets your hand nestle perfectly, giving you the perfect platform for unleashing electric inspiration. The blocked six-screw American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge maintains rock-solid tuning no matter how hard or fast you play. The TBX tone control and Vintage Noiseless™ pickups offer hum-free vintage-style Strat tone, while the active mid boost gives your sound a +25dB kick in the pants for when you need to make your solo jump out in the mix.

Other features include a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 22 vintage-size frets, 5-way switching, single-ply Parchment pickguard, vintage-style hardware, bone nut, wing string tree and Clapton’s signature on the headstock. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Serial #: CZ540143
Weight: 7lbs 13.2oz

Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Journeyman Relic® Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Finish: Relic® Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Vintage Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Truss Rods: Standard
Bridge Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX™ Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

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