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Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster - Black

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SKU: # 194334
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Your Price: $5,850.00 CDN



Built to Clapton's specs, the Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster guitar features an alder body, special soft V-shaped maple neck, three Vintage Noiseless pickups, blocked tremolo and Clapton's signature on the headstock.

Body Material: Select Alder
Body Finish: Urethane
Body Shape: Stratocaster

Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized

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
Special Electronics: TBX Tone Circuit

Bridge: Blocked American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge Cover: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Switch Tips: White
Modern Wiring Kit: Includes Modern Wiring Kit

Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features: Special Soft "V" Shape Neck, Blocked Tremolo, Active Mid-Boost Circuit, Eric Clapton's Signature on Headstock
Included Accessories: Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable, Custom Shop Picks, Certificate of Authenticity, Polishing Cloth

Polishing Cloth: Polishing Cloth Included
Picks: Includes 4-Pack of Custom Shop Picks

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I have owned the custom shop version for two years. The neck is plays really well without any stickyness and is very stable. Pickups are great, the noise reduction does work. The Clapton boost circuit is a great feature, makes this Strat really flexible. There really is not much information provided on the use of the controls, it took me months of experimenting to find out that the middle knob controls tone across all the pickups. It took me several changes of battery to discover that I need to unplug the guitar cord when I am not playing it or the battery will drain. I really enjoy playing the Blackie and I am pleased I own it, but I do question the value of these Custom Shop editions - mainly because the quality of the standard line (which ever country of origin) are so good. I have never bought into the "tone wood" thing - although I would say that the finishing on the neck is effeminately a level above any normal production guitar I have tried. I deducted a quality mark because one of the battery connector caps broke when I was changing the battery. Buyers need to note that the electronics are not covered by the Fender "life time warranty!!!". But it was an easy repair.
Posted by Neil on Jul 17, 2015
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