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Fender Eric Clapton Artist Series Stratocaster (Maple with Case)

Clapton's signature Strat comes loaded with Fender's Vintage Noiseless pickups, a powerful active mid boost, TBX circuits, and a soft-V-shaped maple neck. (334) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Soft V-shape profile Straight grain cut for more sustain; vintage feel
Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups Stacked single-coil pickups; vintage output
Blocked synchronized tremolo Holds tremolo static to body; increasing resonance
Active mid-boost circuit Fender/Clapton 25 dB mid-boost circuit
Like Eric Clapton himself, the Fender Eric Clapton Artist Series Stratocaster is a versatile tone-machine. Since becoming a Stratocaster devotee in the late '60s, Eric Clapton has used Strats on some of the most memorable guitar parts ever put to record. The Fender Eric Clapton Artist Series Stratocaster includes electronics and features modeled on famous Clapton guitars like "Blackie" for an outstanding modern Stratocaster. The Eric Clapton Artist Series Stratocaster is excellently suited for blues, rock, reggae, country, and all the other genres Slowhand has played through his legendary career.

Fender Noiseless Pickups with Active Mid-boost

To cover as much musical territory as possible, Eric Clapton tends to outfit his Strats with a few personal touches. The Eric Clapton Artist Series Strat includes several such additions to create a massive array of tones to choose from. For one, an active mid-boost control has been added to the second tone knob which gives a solid humbucking warmth excellent for jazz or more acoustic-like strumming. The middle tone knob features Fender's patented TBX circuitry which lends another layer of tonal potential. With a five-position pickup selector to try out every possible combination of tones, this Strat will have you playing well "after midnight."

Classic Fender Style, Modern Fender Quality

Every Eric Clapton Artist Series Stratocaster is hand-crafted in Fender's American workshop for outstanding playability, quality, and tone. As specified by Clapton, this Strat uses a classic V-shaped neck profile ideally suited for blues solos and heavier chord playing. Also included is a vintage original tremolo bridge just as would have been seen on Clapton's early Strat collection.

Features:

- Built to the specifications of guitar legend Eric Clapton
- Three Vintage noiseless pickups with five-way pickup selector switch
- Active mid-boost control to add rich depth to tonal character
- Versatile TBX circuitry
- Comfortable V-style neck profile and maple fingerboard
- Vintage styled tuners and blocked vintage tremolo
- Included tweed case

When you think about Eric Clapton, you think of the classic rock fury of "Layla," the reggae palm-mutes of "I Shot the Sheriff," or maybe the country twang of "Lay Down Sally." With the Fender Eric Clapton Artist Series Stratocaster, an excellent version of the guitar he's used to do it all can be yours.

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- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, Soft 'V' Shape
- Machine Heads: Vintage Style
- Fingerboard: Maple (9.5 in. Radius/241 mm)
- No. of Frets: 22 'Vintage' Style Frets
- Pickguard: 1-Ply White
- Pickups: 3 Vintage Noiseless Strat Pickups (Neck, Middle, Bridge)
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25db)
- Bridge: 'Blocked' American Vintage Tremolo

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

- Scale Length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)

Colors:
(805) Olympic White,
(806) Black,
(843) Pewter,
(858) Torino Red,
(871) Candy Green, (Poly-urethane Finish)

- Strings: Fender Super 250R's (.010 to .046) Nickel Plated Steel pn# 073-0250-006
- Source: U.S.
- Hardware: Chrome
- Specs: Subject to Change Without Notice
- Series: Artist Signature Series
- Accessories: Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
- Introduced: 7/2001
- Wrench Sizes: .050 in. Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench, pn# 0018531000, 1/8 in. Truss Rod Adjustment Wrench pn# 0023811000
- Unique Features: Special Soft "V" Shape Neck, Blocked Tremolo, Active Mid-Boost Circuit
- Switching Model: 1
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Pewter
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Torino Red
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in

Product Description

Here's an updated version of the Clapton Signature Strat, guaranteed to please all you "Slowhand" fans. The updates are a trio of Fender's Vintage Noiseless pickups, a powerful active mid-boost and TBX circuits, making it one of the most tonefully versatile instruments Fender offers. Other unique features include a special soft "V" shape neck and blocked original vintage synchronized tremolo bridge. U.S. made.

Features

- Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, Soft "V" Shape
- Machine Heads: Vintage Style
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Pickguard: 1-Ply White
- Pickups: 3 Vintage Noiseless Strat Pickups (Neck, Middle, Bridge)
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25db)
- Bridge: "Blocked" American Vintage Tremolo
- Pickup Switching: 5-Way
- Hardware: Chrome
- Accessories: Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
- Unique Features: Special Soft "V" Shape Neck, Blocked Tremolo, Active Mid-Boost Circuit
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "This is a guitar that can do it all. Take your playing to a new level..."
Sound: This guitar will sound like a les paul with the midrange boost up; it will sound like a strat with the midrange down...It's the only guitar I really need to play everynight...Although I like to give my other gals a little time now and then... Quality: I bought the olympia white... The Wow Factor: Buy one and have yourself a jolly ole time...
Style of Music: Mainly blues. Currently with the Black Cat Blues Band
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "4 years later and this is still my favorite."
Sound: With Blackie you can get any sound you are looking for. The sound quality is superb assuming you know about the controls on the instrument and the dials on your amps. She sounds great clean, great in high gain, great in the middle. I love the way she sounds hooked up to a crybaby classic with the fassel, she makes you want to play "White Room" for the 1,000th time. My main amp that I use with this guitar is a Roland Cube 30x and I am blown away by how well they go together. She records well, plays live even better. I'd like to see a version with an ebony fretboard, no complaints on the maple by any means, its more of a curiosity thing. This guitar sounds like angels crying when she is played. Feature: The vintage noiseless pick-ups and the TBX system just blow me away. I had my doubts about them but wow, I gave them a chance and they didn't disappoint. I'm happy with the hard tweed case, looks special. I love the vintage turning machine heads. You can feel a big difference in tuning it versus a mexican strat. Ease of Use: Fast, smooth, and very capable of producing any sound in your head or on just about any recording. Easily modified to the sound I had been looking for. It is very easy to use with other amps, multi-effects pedals, wahs, etc. Quality: Very well made. It's the sexiest guitar I own. The finish is flawless. No loose parts or blemishes. It is my most reliable guitar. I keep a backup Mexican fender strat which I seem to play a bit more than the Clapton just because wow lets face it, she's a thing of beauty. Any instrument you use on the road will have wear and tear lets face it but I believe she is very durable and will last. This guitar will last my lifetime and I will be able to pass her down to my children. Value: Well when I bought this guitar it was already worth more than what it comes off the line. I caught a deal at the time and somehow I am the only owner this guitar had. Guess no one wanted to shell out for it. I would definitely buy the same year model if lost or stolen even though the price is definitely higher now. Manufacturer Support: I have never called Fender. Never needed to actually. So that is a plus. Haven't needed any repairs. My Blackie is a 2005 model and she looks like she just came off the line. The Wow Factor: Love the fact that my "Blackie" is a sexy black. It's a strat so hey it's feels like a woman, plays as fast and hard as YOU want her to =P I couldn't live without this guitar. When I first saw it I had to have it. Was definitely an impulse buy but for once my old lady didn't give me crap about it. Overall: I'll never need another fender strat. However, I bought a mexican strat to mess around with different tunings, set ups, etc as far as strats go. I would definitely buy this guitar over and over and over again if need be. I have no complaints with this instrument at all. This guitar helped me out of my playing rut that we all go through from time to time. Definitely the easiest guitar I own to play.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Alternative, Blues, Funk
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