Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster - Mercedes Blue

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

The Fender Custom Shop has been building dream guitars for the cream of the guitar crop for nearly 20 years. From faithful reproductions of classic axes of the past to fully tweaked customs built to an individual's personal specifications, few instruments command the level of respect afforded Fender Custom Shop models. There are degrees of Fender Custom Shop models: Stock Team-built and Team-built Custom. A select few instruments are handbuilt by the Master Luthiers, the same luthiers that build custom instruments for the likes of Eric Clapton, Kieth Richards, and Merle Haggard. This is the Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster.

Built to Slowhand's exacting specifications, the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster guitar - among the "Cream" of the Fender crop, so to speak - is powered by three Vintage Noiseless pickups and features a special soft V-shaped maple neck, blocked tremolo and Clapton's signature on the headstock.

Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Features:
  • Body: Select Alder
  • Color: Mercedes Blue
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Soft "V" Shape, (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" Radius
  • No. of Frets: 22 Vintage Style Frets
  • Pickups: 3 Vintage Noiseless Pickups (Neck, Middle, Bridge)
  • Master Volume, Master Tone Control, Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB)
  • Bridge: "Blocked" American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 1.650"
  • Active Mid-Boost Circuit
  • Eric Clapton's Signature on Headstock
  • Strings - Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
  • Vintage Tweed Case included
  • Strap
  • Cable

Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Strat - Built to EC's exact specifications.
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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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 Mercedes Blue
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 0150082850

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Fender Custom Shop Eric Claton Signature Strat

I have three Stratocasters, Eric Johnson Signature Series and two Eric Clapton Stratocasters. They are without a doubt the best Stratocasters made on the planet. I have many guitars, many amps, Les Pauls, Lucille. I love this Stratocaster to play the Beatles songs through a VOX AC30 head and the VOX blue speakers and it sounds amazing for playing the Beatles. Very smooth guitar, very on top of the tone. I would highly recommend this guitar to any serious guitar player for any type of music. Make the right decision, buy this Stratocaster.
Music background: Guitarist, Bushrat Beatles

eric clapton stratocaster

i have purchased many guitars over a fifty year period [ my first new guitar was a 1963 strat which i still have and cherish] but buying this mercedes blue custom shop eric clapton strat has taken me to a new level-combined with a mesa boogie electra dyne amp and a tc electronic flashback pedal honestly is all i could ever need-i have now been able to create a sound that is just incredible-the added benefit of the tone control knob is really unique-you cant go wrong with this guitar
Music background: semi professional-30 years in band-now hobbyist

Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster

This is great sound guitar,it's amazing !! you can play everything ,very good for blues,rock and others . Wow !!!!

Custom "Blackie"

Bought my "Blackie" 3 months ago, and the only thing I regret is: Why didn't I do this before??? It's the most amazing guitar I've ever played. I've played everything from Gretsch elektromatic, fender japan, to Custom Les Paul and Vinetto! Nothing compares to this axe! Clapton should be an employee at Fender!!!
Music background: Hobbyist and "Garage band member"

Smoking CustomShop EC Start

I purchased a Custom Shop EC Strat and was blown away After playing this guitar, All other 's have to meet up to this Bad Boy Standards, The soft V neck is right there, smooth with perfection, I have a roland VG 99 hooked up and it remains my main Axe. Haven't played the Les Paul Classic or picked it up after playing this guitar, Tone, Action, Smooth Neck playability, It's just one Bad Boy to Play
Music background: Musician* Recording
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