Fender Custom Shop Journeyman Relic Eric Clapton Strat, Sunburst

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  • Actual Guitar Featured In Our Photos #CZ531527
  • Journeyman Relic Nitro Cellulose Resonant Thin Finish, Medium Ageing
  • Clapton’s Slim V Neck Profile Super Comfortable And Easy To Play
  • Built To The Fender Custom Shop’s Exacting Standards
  • Get Clapton’s Woman Tone With The Active Mid Boost Circuit

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman Relic Eric Clapton Strat, Sunburst

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The Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster features an amazing journeyman Relic 2-tone sunburst finish, creating a stylish used but not abused look to add plenty of character. A set of Fender's vintage noiseless single coil strat pickups provide the signature guitar with its incredible versatility, offering bright, crisp tones with plenty of warmth to deliver balance and smoothness. Specialised circuitry is added to the Custom Shop guitar, allowing you to shape and mould your tone like never before. A select ash body coupled with a maple neck and fingerboard make up the guitar's lightweight and comfortable design, delivering a sparkling high end with thick, firm lows. Combining the specs of guitar legend Eric Clapton with the high-quality build of the Fender Custom Shop, the Signature Stratocaster is truly a work of art. This Custom Shop Signature Stratocaster is handmade in the USA.

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Artist Signature Series by Fender

The world's greatest artists have come to Fender Custom Shop for decades in search of their perfect instruments. Artfully crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tools used to create the originals, Fender offers the same artist instruments to you, built in the same shop by the same skilled craftsmen.

Fender Vintage Noiseless Pickups

Fender's vintage noiseless single coils are a versatile set of bright, crisp and warm sounding pickups which deliver a balanced and smooth tone. Designed with Alnico 2 magnets, the vintage noiseless pickups provide fantastic clarity and definition whilst the complex harmonics add a unique flavour to the tone. Based on vintage single coil pickups, the noiseless single coils feature innovative, modern craftsmanship to deliver a fantastic vintage style single coil tone without the unwanted hum often associated with vintage single coils.

TBX Tone Control & Mid Boost

Featuring a unique TBX tone control, the Eric Clapton Signature Strat has the ability to shape and mould its tone like never before. The stacked 250k potentiometer runs without the aid of a battery and allows you to boost bass, treble presence and even output. To do this you simply turn the tone control past the 5 marker to start reducing resistance, thus adjusting and enhancing the tone.

Additionally, the active mid boost circuit can be used to enhance the middle frequencies of the guitar by to up to +25dB. Perfect for both clean and distortion tones, the mid boost adjusts from 0dB neutral mode right to +25dB to create some fantastic and unique sounds when combined with the TBX tone control.

Unrivalled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivalled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for, and with the input of, the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars, delivering an elegantly versatile creation that is both a musical and cultural touchstone. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.

About Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is a British guitarist, singer and songwriter born in 1945. With over 40 years in the music industry Eric Clapton has become a household name, having played in two of rock music's most influential bands to date, The Yardbirds and Cream. Having been inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame three times, Eric Clapton has established himself as one of rock music's pioneering guitarists, having written legendary songs such as "Layla", "For Your Love" and "Sunshine Of Your Love".

Specifications

  • Model Number: 1507002803
  • Series: Custom Artist

Body & Bridge

  • Body: 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Shape: Stratocaster
  • Bridge: Blocked American Vintage Synchronised Tremolo
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Colour: 2-Tone Sunburst

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple Rift Sawn
  • Profile: Soft “V”
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • Radius: 9.5” (241 mm)
  • Frets: 22 Vintage-Style
  • Inlays: Micarta Black Dots
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Tone 1 (Master TBX Tone Control)
    • Tone 2 (Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB) Mid Boost Kit)

  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Toggle

    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickups
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle & Neck Pickups
    • Position 5: Neck Pickup

  • Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage Style
  • Control Knobs: Eggshell
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS (.010 - .046 Gauges)
  • Included Case: Deluxe Hardshell
  • Included Accessories: Strap, Certificate of Authenticity