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Fender Eric Clapton Artist Series Stratocaster (Maple with Case), Olympic White

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. (345) Read 28 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Eric Clapton Stratocaster Olympic White

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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

Dish Out Seriously Thick Leads with the Active Mid-Boost

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
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0117602806
Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0117602805
Pewter
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0117602843
Torino Red
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0117602858
Blemished, Olympic White
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0117602805
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0117602806

Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster

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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Overall: I bought this guitar nine months ago, and decided to really spend some time with her before posting a review. After nine months of extensive use, I've determined that my 2013 model Blackie is absolutely the guitar of my dreams! It is no-doubt the most versatile Fender Stratocaster available today. I have used this guitar for rhythm & blues, soul, 50's ice cream changes, hard rock, radio rock, blues etc. The tone control and midrange boost are the coolest effects I've ever had access to, and make the guitar capable of many ridiculously different voicings, This guitar could play with Bill Haley's Comets, Buddy's Crickets, Jimi's Experience, depressed Seattle crap, or even your disenfranchised teenager's hardcore garage band! Much like the wayward musical soul that is Clapton, this guitar can fit in almost any style of music. also stays in tune for a half-a-week. Cosmetically: The satin finish on the neck is really nice, plays like butter, will last a good while too. The gloss urethane on the body is ULTRA THIN, chips very easily, which is a good thing for resonant tone! everything else is perfect as you would expect for the Clapton signature price. Frets, hardware, finish, even the case and candy are top-notch! Apparently Mr. Clapton gets his from the custom shop, but I don't see how they could be much better. I've owned several American strats and even a Gibson Les Paul and SG, and this is by far the finest instrument that I have ever owned. My only complaint is the urethane. Nitrocellulose body with a satin nitrocellulose lacquered neck would look, feel, and potentially sound better.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The Mighty EC Stratocaster! BLACKIE!!"
Overall: This is the guitar I have longed for since I was a teenager. That's twenty five + years ago to you and me. Now at 45, I finally have one, and its more than I thought it would be. Incredible tone plus a neck that feels as if it were built not only for Clapton, but for me as well. I can't say anything bad about it. Thanks to zZounds for making it possible with your payment plan!!!
Style of Music: Blues, blues/rock and Country
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