Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Eric Clapton Stratocaster “Blackie” Journeyman Relic

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  • Description and Features
  • MORE ABOUT LIMITED EDITION ERIC CLAPTON 30TH ANNIVERSARY STRATOCASTER® In 1987 Eric Clapton retired his famous Stratocaster, “Blackie”, and approached the Fender Custom Shop to craft a replacement designed to his specifications; in effect, he wanted a new pair of old shoes. Our artisans went to work, and the resulting...
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  • Model: Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Journeyman Relic
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Finish Color: Black
  • Fingerboard: Maple
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  • NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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2018 Fender Custom Shop Limited Editon Eric Clapton 30th Anniversary Stratocaster "Blackie" Journeyman Relic

MORE ABOUT LIMITED EDITION ERIC CLAPTON 30TH ANNIVERSARY STRATOCASTER®

In 1987 Eric Clapton retired his famous Stratocaster, “Blackie”, and approached the Fender Custom Shop to craft a replacement designed to his specifications; in effect, he wanted a new pair of old shoes. Our artisans went to work, and the resulting instrument was the inaugural instrument in Fender’s Artist Series—the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster. With the smooth feel and authentic sound of the original—along with a delicious new Journeyman Relic® finish—this special 30th Anniversary edition represents one of the finest instruments to ever come from the artisans of the Dream Factory. 2018 is the only year you’ll have the chance to add this unique Black lacquer Journeyman Relic finish, along with the feel and authentic sound of Clapton’s original signature model to your guitar collection.

The Journeyman Relic finish makes the select two-piece alder body look and feel like it’s seen countless gigs and lets the wood breathe with natural resonance. True to Clapton’s own model, the stable one-piece quartersawn maple neck with an ultra-comfortable custom “Soft V” neck profile lets your hand nestle perfectly, giving you the perfect platform for unleashing electric inspiration. The blocked six-screw American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge maintains rock-solid tuning no matter how hard or fast you play. The TBX tone control and Vintage Noiseless™ pickups offer hum-free vintage-style Strat tone, while the active mid boost gives your sound a +25dB kick in the pants for when you need to make your solo jump out in the mix.

Other features include a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 22 vintage-size frets, 5-way switching, single-ply Parchment pickguard, vintage-style hardware, bone nut, wing string tree and Clapton’s signature on the headstock. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

FEATURES
ModelFender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Journeyman Relic
BuilderFender Custom Shop
Year2018
Body Type2-Piece Solid Body
Body WoodAlder
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Finish ColorBlack
AgingJourneyman Relic
Back FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck WoodRiff Sawn Maple
FingerboardMaple
Neck CarveSoft "V"
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Neck Dimensions.820" - .920"
Neck Radius9.5" (241 mm)
Frets22 Vintage-Style
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishNitrocellulose Lacquer
InlaysMicarta Black
Side DotsMicarta Black
Neck PickupVintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Middle PickupVintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Bridge PickupVintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Pickguard1-Ply Eggshell
HardwareJourneyman Relic
BridgeBlocked American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
TunersFender Vintage-Style
ControlsMaster Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX™ Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
ExtrasStrap, Certificate of Authenticity
Case Fender Custom Shop Tweed Hardshell Case
Weight7.60 Pounds