Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 3 Vintage Noiseless Humbucking Strat Pickups - Black
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Slowhand's Signature Strat!

Built to Slowhand's exacting specifications, this Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar is easily among the Cream of the crop. From the blocked vintage synchronized tremolo tailpiece to the modified soft "V" shape neck carve, every detail of this signature Strat is built to Clapton's exact specs. Prepare for a world of amazing guitar tone, brought to you courtesy of three Vintage Noiseless pickups, a mid-boost circuit, and a Fender TBX master tone circuit. If you've always wondered what playing a truly remarkable Strat feels like, then you owe yourself a chance to play a Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster.

Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Just like Clapton's own guitar
  • Vintage tones plus midrange boost
  • Fast playing maple neck with soft "V" shape
  • Fender's Custom Shop delivers unrivaled quality guitars
Just like Clapton's own guitar

You'd think that any famous guitarist would want to pick some amazingly maple or ash for his own personal instrument, but this simple alder-bodied guitar is as close to Eric Clapton's own go-to guitar as you can get. And once you play the Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster, you'll know why! Thanks to the active 25dB midrange boost and TBX circuitry, you can go from crystal clear tone to a full-throated growl with the simple spin of a knob. Combine that with three of Fender's legendary Vintage Noiseless pickups and the supple feel of a blocked American vintage synchronized tremolo, and you get the same kind of performance Eric Clapton himself relies on every time he takes the stage with this Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster.

Vintage tones plus midrange boost

The Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster comes standard with a modern 5-way blade switch, making it easy to access all the standard Strat tones. But that's just the beginning. The 25dB midrange boost gives the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster the kind of beefy tone you'd typically expect from a humbucker. Tap into the onboard Fender TBX master tone control, which can smoothly go from bright and glossy to dark and smoky by rolling off the highs!

Fast playing maple neck with soft "V" shape

A little-known fact about the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster's custom neck carve is that it's actually based on Clapton's most prized acoustic guitars. By smoothing down the more dramatic Fender "V" shape, the Fender Custom Shop was able to create a neck profile perfectly suited to Eric Clapton's taste. What's more, this 1-piece maple neck and fretboard comes finished with an ultra smooth satin coat, making it one of the fastest and most comfortable Strat necks we've ever encountered.

Fender's Custom Shop delivers unrivaled quality guitars

The Fender Custom Shop has been building dream guitars for the cream of the guitar crop for decades. From faithful reproductions of classic axes of the past to fully tweaked customs such as the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster, the Fender Custom Shop builds guitars like no other. When you pick up this Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster for the first time, you'll know why few instruments command the level of respect commanded by Fender Custom Shop models.

Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • A legendary Fender electric guitar built to Eric Clapton's exact demands and specifications
  • Made by the expert luthiers in Fender's elite Custom Shop
  • Choice alder body joined with a 1-piece maple neck and fingerboard delivers the ultimate balance of resonant bite and epic sustain
  • Custom soft V-shaped neck carve provides both the solid feel you demand and the fast action you've always wanted
  • Vintage Noiseless pickups with TBX master tone circuit give you a truly astonishing sonic palette to play with
  • Blocked American vintage synchronized tremolo gives you fixed-bridge stability with smoother and more forgiving action
  • Eric Clapton's signature decorates the headstock
  • Vintage Tweed hardshell case included

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Satin polyurethane
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape Soft V
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 22, Vintage Style
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Blocked synchronized tremolo
Tuners Fender/Gotoh vintage style tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Vintage noiseless single-coil
Middle Pickup Vintage noiseless single-coil
Bridge Pickup Vintage noiseless single-coil
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, Master active mid-boost, 5-way pickup selector
Strings Fender Super 250R, (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 0150082806

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