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Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster ‘Blackie’, 2017

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The Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster is based on ‘Blackie’, the 1950s Stratocaster used by Clapton for a lot of his post-Cream work. That particular guitar is put together from a 1956 body and 1957 neck, with some 50’s pickups and one 1970’s.

The Blackie version body is Alder with a gloss black urethane finish, and the neck is a quite comfortable 1957 style soft V shape. The frets are thankfully a somewhat taller Vintage style. For electronics, a set of Vintage Noiseless single coil strat pickups is used. These are passive, but along with the 5-way switch, master volume and master tone controls, there is a TBX Active Mid Boost and that does use a standard 9v battery. The bridge is a standard vintage Strat trem, but in keeping with its signature, it is blocked in place and the springs are tightened, so the trem is non-functional except for its effect on the guitar’s tone.

This example dates to 2017 and is in very good condition with virtually no play wear. The original tweed hard shell case is included.

Here’s what Fender has to say about the Eric Clapton Stratocaster:

“Experience the peerless Strat® style of Slowhand himself with the Eric Clapton Stratocaster, one of our most acclaimed and enduring artist signature models. With classic design and special features that give it exceptional tonal versatility and effortless feel worthy of one of the world’s greatest names in rock and blues, it puts pure Clapton Stratocaster tone and feel straight into your hands. “


 

Price: $1499 CAD
  • Model: Eric Clapton Stratocaster Blackie
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Black
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: US17048665
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 30/07/2018

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 648mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.650in
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