The Clapton Strat remains one of Fender's longest-running signature guitars, and its popularity shows no signs of diminishing. With its classic good looks and active preamp for authentic humbucker-like tones, this could very well be the one guitar that you'll never outgrow!
Eric Clapton Signature Strat
Blackie is a beautiful guitar the case is nice too. The feel playablety and sound is awesome right out of the case great job sweetwater. Thanks!
Incredible. Absolutely freakin' incredible.
This guitar looks and feels like an old friend. It feels comfortable in your hands, the neck is familiar and yet a touch different, the weight is just right, and the balance is perfect. The line between player and instrument is blurred, and it just feels like an extension of you. After a rare 2 year period without having a strat, i plug it into my amp and instantly, effortlessly - there is the unmistakable sound I've been missing.
And then you reach for the tone knobs...
wow. just wow... after 24 years of playing strats with "normal" tone circuits, the TBX and Mid-Boost circuits feel completely foreign. For a moment I'm a little lost - fumbling to find the sounds I'm used to and realizing that this may look and feel like an old friend, but there is a completely new dimension to this beast. After a few minutes of experimenting i can't stop smiling. This guitar is SICK!! With a tiny twist the guitar goes from a glassy clear and crisp chime to a fat and raunchy roar. It sounds like I've stomped on a pedal, changed amps, changed guitars, or all of the above. You really can go from "Wonderful Tonight" and "Lay Down Sally" to "Crossroads" and "Sunshine of Your Love" without even touching the amp.
Great strat, and so much more. fit and finish are perfect, and the setup from Sweetwater was right on the money. The case is classic, and comes with a strap and cable. As always, Ted Hunter was a pleasure to work with and I appreciated the free set of extra strings they threw in to try out.
Eric Clapton Fender
Love the way my hand slides up and down the neck and with the V-neck shape it seems to provide more fingering capabilities.
I played this guitar a few times over the summer. I thought it sounded great so I knew I wanted it as my next guitar. I must say that I am evem more impressed with it once I got it hooked up to my rig. I spent some time put the strings I like on, and set the action to where I like it. Once I got it all set up just the way I like it I cannot be happier. It's the best feeling and and most versatile sounding strat there is!
I may have a new number one go to guitar!
Great guitar, great price, great service!!
This is a great guitar
This guitar is suited for the god of guitar. Everything in this guitar from the autograph to the tuning keys is top notch Fender really out did themselves on this guitar. The finish on this one is beautiful I really wanted a pewter but I'm more than happy with the black. If you are considering this guitar, BUY IT !!!Be sure to get it from Sweetwater.
Too Pretty Too Play
I was super surprised by the beauty of this guitar. The black finish is so smooth and bright. Then there's that perfect maple neck. I really wanted the pewter one but I didn't want to wait for it to come in. I'm not sorry that I didn't wait ,the black one is a real beauty. Last but not least my engineer Linsey Becker handled everything so well even thou she knew that I wasn't going to wait for the pewter.
Vintage Frets are for me
I was always woried about going with vintage frets. I love them, its way easier to stretch fingers between notes, because there is a lot more wood. Also bending with the 9.5 radius on the Clapton neck gives me no problems, maybe its the soft v. I have big hands and with medium jumbo and larger frets I'm have trouble hitting notes high up on fretboard. Not with the vintage frets. Bar Chords are easy with the radius, even with big hands those flat 12 radius, I cant quit get a clean bar chord. Fit and Finish were a delight. The TBX really gives me a wide range of sound, can get really dirty and gritty and cleans up awesome. Probably not a good choice if your want rocket fast but can do classic rock, blues incredibly.
This is an excellent guitar. The soft 'V' neck and midrange boost control make this Strat one of a kind. Extremely fun to play and very comfortable.Looks great too!And as always you will not find a better place to get your gear than Sweetwater. My salesman Geoff Allen is great and I'm sure all of the sales people at Sweetwater are the same.Rock on!
A Different Deal
The neck shape, the vintage frets and the TBX combine for a singular, even unique Strat. From a Twin, a Hot Rod, a Vox AC15 - does not matter, it just sounds great. Vintage frets need work more often than medium jumbos, but are effortless and worth the extra attention.
Not my only Strat, but it always makes the trip.
great easy play
Can't decide which is better-Blackie or the attentiveness I was afforded by your staff.....awesome great job guys...owner of three guitars=onevintage ,Les Paul and now Strat...Jim Irvin
Only Strat to buy
Except for the price great guitar. Love the noiseless pickups and the tbx. Great sound and tone. Play through a hot rod deluxe and get a great clean sound.
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