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Fender Artist Stratocaster Eric Clapton Pewter

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Manufacturer's ID: 011-7602-843

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! This Pewter finish isn't something you see too often either.


Model Name  Eric Clapton Stratocaster®
Series  Artist
Neck Shape  Soft "V" Shape
Number of Frets  22
Fret Size  Vintage Style Frets
Position Inlays  Black Dot Position Inlays
Fretboard Radius  9.5" (24.1 cm)
Fretboard  Maple
Neck Material  Maple
Neck Finish  Satin Urethane
Nut Width  1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length  25.5" (64.8 cm)
Headstock  Artist Signature on Headstock
Neck Plate  4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™
Truss Rod Nut  1/8" American Series Nut
Pickup Configuration  S/S/S
Bridge Pickup  Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
Middle Pickup  Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
Neck Pickup  Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
Pickup 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  
Special Electronics  Active Electronics
Controls  Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX™ Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
Hardware  Chrome
Bridge  American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines  Vintage Style Tuning Machines
String Nut  Synthetic Bone
Switch Tip  White Switch Tip
Tremolo Arm/Handle  American Vintage Tremolo Arm
Truss Rod Wrench  1/8" Hex (Allen) Wrench
Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench  .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
Strings  Fender® USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Unique Features  Special Soft "V" Shape Neck, Blocked Tremolo, Active Mid-Boost Circuit

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

Promised myself a strat for years which is odd because I'm a drummer, but guitar is just as good as I expected.

M.L. - 10/7/2013