Eric Clapton Stratocaster®

Model #: 0117602806

  • Color
    Black
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
$1,599.99
Artist Series

The Artist series puts the essence of true musical collaboration in the hands of players and fans, with instruments that bear the names of the world’s most influential guitarists and bassists. Learn More

Slowhand Sound and Style
Experience the peerless Strat® style of Slowhand himself with the Eric Clapton Stratocaster, one of our most acclaimed and enduring artist signature models. With classic design and special features that give it exceptional tonal versatility and effortless feel worthy of one of the world’s greatest names in rock and blues, it puts pure Clapton Stratocaster tone and feel straight into your hands.
Features
  • Alder body
  • Vintage Noiseless™ pickups
  • Active mid-boost and TBX tone circuits
  • Special “soft V” neck profile
  • Vintage-style blocked synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Highlights

    “Soft V” Neck Profile
    “Soft V” Neck Profile

    The “soft V” neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) on the Eric Clapton Stratocaster has a distinctly comfortable fretting-hand feel that takes the more pronounced sharpness of a ’50s “V” profile and “softens” it into a somewhat more rounded shape. Ideal for players with larger hands whose thumb extends over the edge of the fingerboard.

    TBX Tone Control
    TBX Tone Control

    The first tone control knob operates this guitar’s TBX (Treble Bass Expander) tone circuitry. The knob has a detent at the center position (5) and works like a normal tone control from zero to the detent. Turning the knob clockwise from the detent adds presence and brightness; turning it counterclockwise from the detent rolls off high frequencies.

    Active Mid Boost
    Active Mid Boost

    The second tone control knob functions as an active mid-boost control. Turning it clockwise boosts mid and bass frequencies while decreasing treble frequencies.

    Blocked Tremolo
    Blocked Tremolo

    The Eric Clapton Stratocaster comes with an easily removable wood block installed between the tremolo block and tremolo cavity wall to keep it from moving, as specified by the great guitarist himself.

    Urethane Finish
    Urethane Finish

    Urethane guitar body finishes are especially strong and durable, and will hold colors with great vividness, sheen and clarity for extraordinarily long periods.

    9.5” Fingerboard Radius
    9.5” Fingerboard Radius

    The fingerboard radius is an important spec that describes the amount of curvature across the width of the fingerboard. This instrument’s modern 9.5” fingerboard radius is slightly more flattened than a vintage-style radius, but still with enough arc to provide a natural and notably comfortable fretting-hand feel, and to make bending notes easier.

  • Specs

    Body
    • Body Material:
      Alder
    • Body Finish:
      Urethane
    • Body Shape:
      Stratocaster®
    Neck
    • Neck Material:
      Maple
    • Neck Finish:
      Satin Urethane
    • Neck Shape:
      Soft "V"
    • Scale Length:
      25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material:
      Maple
    • Fingerboard Radius:
      9.5" (241 mm)
    • Number of Frets:
      22
    • Fret Size:
      Vintage-Style
    • Nut Material:
      Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width:
      1.650" (42 mm)
    • Position Inlays:
      Black Dot
    • Truss Rod:
      Standard
    Electronics
    • 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
    • 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
    • Configuration:
      SSS
    • Special Electronics:
      Active Electronics
    Hardware
    • Bridge:
      6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    • Hardware Finish:
      Chrome
    • Tuning Machines:
      6-in-Line American Vintage
    • Pickguard:
      1-Ply White
    • Control Knobs:
      White Plastic
    • Switch Tip:
      White
    • Neck Plate:
      4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment
    Miscellaneous
    • Strings:
      Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    • Other Features:
      Special Soft "V" Shape Neck, Blocked Tremolo, Active Mid-Boost Circuit
    Accessories
    • Case/Gig Bag:
      Vintage Tweed Case
    • Included Accessories:
      Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Cable
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