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Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Guitar - Black

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  • Signature model of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton
  • Custom Shop edition built to Clapton's exacting specs
  • Select alder body shaped to distinctive Strat profile
  • Maple neck shaped to elegant soft "V" profile for comfort
  • Maple fingerboard with black dot position inlays to guide you
  • Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups equipped with TBX tone control
  • Clapton's signature adorns the rear of the headstock
  • Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, and certificate of authenticity
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

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The Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Guitar in Black is a truly outstanding model befitting of the legendary guitarist. With a career spanning several decades, Clapton has been influential in championing blues-inspired rock, achieving the distinguished honour of being inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame no less than three times! Throughout extensive tours and recording sessions, his trusty Strat has been with him every step of the way. The Custom Shop team have built this model to Clapton's own specifications, and you too can own this exceptional guitar.

Sleek Strat style

The body is shaped to the instantly recognisable double-cutaway profile we've all come to know and love. Featuring ergonomically designed contours that establish the Strat's figure-hugging playing feel, this is a model that sits sweetly in the hands. Built using select cuts of alder, the lightweight feel is paired with a smooth energy that sings beautifully during performances. The black paintwork is protected by a coating of urethane to preserve the finish whilst allowing the wood to resonate unimpeded for pristine tone.

Lightning-fast neck

Joined to the body is a sleek and supportive maple neck, which is shaped to the soft "V" profile for increased playing comfort. The generous 25.5-inch scale length lays the foundation for the Strat's coveted playing feel, which runs consistently across each string along the entire neck. Married to the neck is a maple fingerboard, which is home to 22 vintage-style frets that are decorated with black dot position inlays. The 9.5-inch radius promotes seamless execution when laying down elaborate technique, so that you can rest assured that nothing holds you back when you want to let rip. The satin urethane finish prevents unwanted stickiness from slowing your progress as you transition between frets.

Clapton-approved electronics

The body is home to Vintage Noiseless single-coil Strat pickups that are fitted in the neck, middle, and bridge positions. The pickups offer enviably smooth tones that made this perfect for segueing between a wide range of musical styles. The control setup includes a master volume pot, a master TBX tone control that allows you to squeeze out increased bass and treble for a fatter and thicker output, as well as a master active mid boost tone pot, which injects a whopping 25dB boost into your output when you need it.

Tour-ready appointments

The Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Stratocaster is home to a blocked American Vintage synchronized tremolo, which works in conjunction with the vintage-style tuning machines to uphold tuning integrity whilst optimising intonation and sustain. The headstock is home to Clapton's signature on the rear. The black finish is complemented beautifully by the single-ply white pickguard. Each model is supplied with a deluxe hardshell case, strap, and Fender Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.

Specification
ManufacturerFender
ModelCustom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Guitar
Body ShapeStratocaster
Body MaterialSelect Alder
Body FinishUrethane
Neck MaterialMaple
Neck ShapeSoft "V"
Scale Length25.5-inches (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius9.5-inches (241 mm)
Number of Frets22
Fret SizeVintage Style
String NutSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.650-inches (42 mm)
Neck Plate4-Bolt Serialized
Neck FinishSatin Urethane
FingerboardMaple
Position InlaysBlack Dots
PickupsNeck/Middle/Bridge: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
ControlsMaster Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
Pickup Switching5-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 ConfigurationSSS
Special ElectronicsTBX Tone Circuit
BridgeBlocked American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning MachinesVintage-Style
OrientationRight-Hand
Pickguard1-Ply White
Control KnobsWhite Plastic
StringsFender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique FeaturesSpecial Soft "V" Shape Neck, Blocked Tremolo, Active Mid-Boost Circuit, Eric Clapton's Signature on Headstock
Included AccessoriesDeluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
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