Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar Mercedes Blue (SN:CZ526728)

 
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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar Mercedes Blue, serial number CZ526728. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (8 lbs, 2.7 oz.)

For 40 plus years, Eric Clapton has delivered some of his most notable licks with his beloved Fender Stratocasters—now it's your turn. Made in the hands of the world-renowned Fender Custom Shop craftsmen and built to Clapton's exact specifications, the Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster offers unique EC-approved features, a distinctive, powerful voice, and a playing feel that's well-suited for one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

This Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster is crafted from select alder and wears a Mercedes Blue finish. The maple neck will sit comfortably in your fretting hand thanks to the special soft "V" shape preferred by Clapton. Players who employ a wrap-around thumb chording technique will find the V-shape profile a perfect fit to hit those bass notes. On top of it all, 22 vintage-style frets offer up a classic feel and time-tested Fender playability. The headstock also features Clapton's signature on the back.

As far as electronics goes, a set of Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups and special circuitry give the Custom Shop Eric Clapton Strat incredible tonal flexibility. These pickups are designed to dish out that vintage Strat tone, but without the hum and excess noise single-coil pickups are infamous for. Routed through a classic 5-way pickup switch and loaded up with an active mid-boost and a TBX tone circuit, the Clapton Strat can deliver that coveted compression and classic humbucking tone while allowing you to dial in up to 25dB of boost on the spot for powerful lead riffs and solos. This exclusive pairing of pickups and electronics make the Eric Clapton Strat one of the most versatile electric guitars in the Stratocaster family.

The Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster sports a set of vintage-style tuning machines as well as an American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge which has been "blocked" by a small piece of wood in the bridge cavity, just as Clapton has it on his own Strat.

This prized instrument comes with the complete protection of a vintage tweed hardshell case. Inside the case you'll find the Certificate of Authenticity, a CruzTools tool kit, a bridge cover, a guitar strap, an instrument cable, a 4-pack of Custom Shop picks, and a polishing cloth. How can you pass up the opportunity to own this sweet Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster fit for the blues rock legend himself?

Get your Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar Mercedes Blue from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Tool Kit
  • Bridge Cover
  • Guitar Strap
  • Cable
  • Polishing Cloth
  • Picks

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Neck Shape Soft "V"
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood Select Alder
Pickup Configuration S-S-S
Bridge Pickup Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Bridge Type Blocked American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines Vintage Style
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Mercedes Blue Finish, Satin Urethane Neck Finish, Vintage-Style Frets, Synthetic Bone Nut, Black Dot Fretboard Inlays, Clapton's Signature on Headstock, 4-Bolt Serialized Neck Plate, Special TBX™ Tone Circuit and Nickel/Chrome Hardware
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 8 lbs, 2.7 oz.
Series Artist
Model Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster®
Warranty Info:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.