1957 Eric Clapton Blackie Fender Custom Shop Strat 2010
7-1/2lb Light Weight!
This is $3500 + tax @ Guitar Center****
Great Low Action, Tone Tocket....
The silent pickups are much better than the SCNs they're putting in many of Fender's guitars today. They are much clearer through the whole range. With the TBX tone you can really dial in a variety of nuance I've not seen from another guitar.
The TBX features of this have been listed, a classic '50s strat, much like a classic chevy, but with a engine that's been bored and polished to take anything that's foolish enough to challenge it. The TBX control is the feature that makes the guitar unique. A very unique way to have contols at your finger tips. If you set your dirty channel on the edge, it allows you to stay back in the mix until its time to bring out the solo, dial up the mid-boost and your dog is growling, when done, roll it back and your back where you need to be. The amount can be blended and altered on the fly. No running to the stomp box with no way to adjust it. If you want, go through a pedal and roll up the boost for extra edge. Its really great.
I've read where Clapton worked with Fender to make a guitar that would keep him from needing to change to a humbucker style for his earlier stuff during his show. This guitar isn't a Les Paul, but it is darn close when you mix the pups, roll off the treble and turn up the mid-boost.
Built to Slowhand’s exacting specifications, the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster guitar—among the “Cream” of the Fender crop, so to speak—is powered by three Vintage Noiseless™ pickups and features a special soft V-shaped maple neck, blocked tremolo and Clapton’s signature on the headstock.
Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster®
Body Select Alder
Neck 1-Piece Maple, Soft “V” Shape,
Fingerboard Maple, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets 22 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups 3 Vintage Noiseless™ Pickups (Neck, Middle, Bridge)
Controls Master Volume
Tone 1. Master TBX Tone Control,
Tone 2. Master Active Mid-Boost (0-25dB)
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
Bridge “Blocked” American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Machine Heads Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Pickguard 1-Ply White
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
Unique Features Special Soft "V" Shape Neck,
Active Mid-Boost Circuit,
Eric Clapton’s Signature on Headstock
Strings D’Addario® XL110 Regular Light,
Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046)
Accessories Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
Case Vintage Tweed Case with Orange Interior