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2020 Artist Series Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster in Black

2020 Artist Series Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster in Black


Few living players are as synonymous with the Fender Stratocaster as Eric Clapton. The blues-rock guitar hero has been playing Strats for decades and his signature model has been a staple of Fender’s lineup for a long time now!

There are a few things that really set this guitar apart from your run-of-the-mill Strat. Firstly, it’s hard not to notice the Soft “V” carve of the neck, not unlike the profile of his vintage Martin acoustics. Its electronics are a bit of a departure from the traditional. Instead of the usual two individual tone controls, the first Tone knob uses a unique TBX Tone Control and the second engages the Active Mid Boost. The TBX has a center detent and adds or removes treble content depending on which direction you turn the knob. The Mid Boost adds up to 25dB of gain while increasing the bass/mid frequencies and decreasing treble frequencies, perfect for driving a tube amp into searing lead territory.

This guitar was well maintained by its previous owner and shows no signs of wear outside of some very faint scratches. We’d rate this as EXCELLENT+ condition.

  • Double Cutaway Body
  • Alder Body
  • Black Gloss Urethane Body Finish
  • Maple Neck
  • Maple Fingerboard
  • Black Dot Fingerboard Inlays
  • Soft “V” Neck Carve
  • Satin Urethane Neck Finish
  • Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat Pickups
  • 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Bridge
  • 6-in-Line American Vintage Tuning Machines
  • 1-Ply White Pickguard
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • 1.650” Nut Width
  • 25.5” Scale Length
  • 22 Frets
  • TBX Tone Control
  • Active Mid Boost Control
  • Tweed Hardshell Case
Serial Number(s) US20090823