Fender Artist Stratocaster Eri ...

£1,999.00 Available to Order

Fender Artist Stratocaster Eric Clapton Olympic White

Includes Hard Case

RRP £2,249.00 Save £250.00

£1,999.00

Available to Order

Stock expected 18th April 2022

Includes 30-Day Exchange & 3-Year Warranty

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Manufacturer's ID: 0117602805

What we say:

Eric Clapton's signature Stratocaster is so useful and well thought out that other celebrity players like Pete Townsend choose it to tour with on a nightly basis. There are quite a lot of distinguishing features on hand here, all designed to make this guitar extremely useful for the pro player.

Chief amongst these is the active mid boost, controlled with the second tone knob. This boost almost turns your mild-mannered Strat into a beastly high output rock monster! Otherwise the pickups on here are vintage voiced noiseless units, a replacement from the previously used Lace Sensors.

Interestingly, the tremolo unit, whilst being fully functional in theory, has been blocked off underneath with a piece of wood at Clapton's request. It's an simple matter of pulling the block out if this spoils your whammy bar fun though!

The neck is also a departure compared to most Stratocaster models: this has a typical 9.5" radius across the front but a relatively unique "shallow V" carve at the back. It seems a bold choice until you play it and find out it's really comfortable and promotes lots of playing without fatigue. Overall it's a tremendous instrument, again not just for Clapton fans. However, if you do worship at the temple of Eric, this is a no-brainer!

Specification

Body Alder
Neck Maple
Neck Shape Soft V
Fingerboard Maple
Scale 25.5"
Radius 9.5"
Frets 22 Vintage Style
Nut Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.650"
Pickups Vintage Noiseless Single Coil Set
Controls Master Volume, Master TBX Tone, Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB), 5 Position Blade
Bridge 6 Saddle American Vintage Tremolo
Tuners 6 In Line American Vintage

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (2 reviews)

The guitar is a dream to play and to look at.

Paul H. - 28/7/2021

Treated myself to fender such a fantastic sound great that I did

Richard H. - 18/7/2021

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