• Home
  • Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Strat Artist Model in Black
Home

Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Strat Artist Model in Black

Blues Legend Clapton's Signature Guitar

UNAVAILABLE

This product is not currently available.

SKU: 0150082806

    Book a video appointment

    Buying a premium guitar is an exciting experience, but it can be a little overwhelming too. However, fear not! Our new Guitar Gallery specialists (Paul, and Paul), are on-hand to help talk you through your purchase, make recommendations and give you the confidence to make the right decision.

    With over 30 combined years of boutique and rare guitar sales between them, the Pauls really know their stuff and can help you choose, or track down that special piece you’re looking for.

    Click here to book your video appointment now.

    Guitar Gallery

    Product Description

    Amongst the guitar elite one man stands out. The only three time inductee to the rock and roll hall of fame and with a career that spans over 50 years, Eric Clapton and his signature strat have helped shape modern music. The Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster lets you bring some of old slowhands tone to your music.

    Built to Clapton’s specs, the Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster® guitar features an alder body, special soft V-shaped maple neck, three Vintage Noiseless™ pickups and a blocked tremolo.

    Custom Vintage Pickups

    Famous for great guitar tones and stunning cleans the pickups in Eric’s strat are designed to be hum free. Noiseless pickups give you great response and articulation without any unwanted distortion of your guitar tone. Whether you’re playing clean or distorted this set will give you stunning clarity, a great place to start building your own signature sound.
    Clapton is always at the forefront of his recordings, and his guitar is setup accordingly. With an active mid-boost circuit that gives you plenty of punch you can really cut through the mix.

    Block Tremelo

    You may notice the tremolo on this guitar has been blocked off. This is a common practise among guitar players but rarely done by the manufacturer. Clapton believes that a blocked tremolo, rather than a traditional hardtail bridge, gives you better tone and more character. The tremolo has the usual removable arm incase you want to change it back to a traditional tremolo setup.

    Fender Custom Artists

    The world’s greatest artists have come to the Fender Custom Shop for decades in search of their perfect instruments. They are able to offer the same artist instruments to you, built in the same shop by the same skilled craftsmen. Each guitar gets the attention of a master craftsman so when you pick up a custom shop guitar you can see the difference.. They are simply flawless.

    Specifications

    • Model Name: Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
    • Model Number: 0150082806
    • Series: Artist
    • Color: Black

    Body

    • Body Material: Select 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: Maple
    • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    • Number of Frets: 22
    • Fret Size: Vintage-Style
    • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
    • Position Inlays: Black Dot
    • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
    • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized

    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
    • 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
    • Pickup Configuration: SSS
    • Special Electronics: TBX™ Tone Circuit

    Hardware

    • Bridge: Blocked American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    • Bridge Cover: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
    • Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
    • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
    • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
    • Control Knobs: White Plastic
    • Switch Tips: White
    • Modern Wiring Kit: Includes Modern Wiring Kit

    Miscellaneous

    • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    • Unique Features: Special Soft "V" Shape Neck, Blocked Tremolo, Active Mid-Boost Circuit
    • Included Accessories: Vintage Tweed Case, Strap, Custom Shop Picks, Certificate of Authenticity

    Accessories

    • Picks: Includes 4-Pack of Custom Shop Picks
    Loyalty Points

    Earn loyalty points whenever you shop at Andertons. Points can be earned and used online, in store or over the phone: earn and use points however you choose to shop! No need to sign up - points are added automatically when you make a purchase! The more you shop, the more you save, so start earning points now!

    What are points worth?

    One point is worth a 1p discount, and there's no limit on the number of points used per purchase! For example, if you have 1000 points, you can redeem them for a £10 discount on any purchase.

    How many points will I earn when I shop?

    We display the number of points available for a product on the product's page on our website. Normally we'll give you one point for every pound you spend, but watch out for double and triple points deals for even more savings!

    Delivery

    Here at Andertons Music Co. we believe that we stock some of the best musical equipment in the world. That's why we want to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to get your order, safe and sound!

    We offer a wide range of delivery options to help fit around your busy lifestyle without compromise. This includes free, named-day delivery for most UK postcodes on orders over £99 which are in stock, Saturday & Sunday deliveries, and competitive delivery rates worldwide.

    Please note: Some UK postcodes including remote areas and Northern Ireland are subject to charges.

    You can find full details about the services we offer, including details on our international delivery charges, on our main delivery page. Click here to read more.

    Customer Reviews

    5.0

    1 reviews

    Value

    Looks

    Durability

    Sound

    Mr. Jean-Luc Cornu10th Apr 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr Keith Levers9th Apr 2021

    First time I have ever played a custom shop guitar and I wasn’t disappointed. Exceptional quality frets and silky smooth fretboard makes it easier to play than my standard strat that I bought new in 1998

    Value 4Looks 5Sound 5

    Finance available at checkout for orders £300+

    How do I use instant finance?

    It's simple! Just add the products you want to your basket and click the "Checkout" button in your basket. Go through the checkout process and tick the "Finance" option under "Select Your Payment Method". You can then choose which finance term you'd like to apply for, and change your deposit if you wish.

    At the end of the checkout you'll be taken to the V12 Finance web site. This is where your finance application is processed. Assuming your application is accepted you'll be able to place your deposit and confirm your order right there.

    Then, your order will come through to Andertons and we'll send you the goods. Get approval before 3pm and we'll send your order out the same working day (stock permitting) for next working day delivery!

    Who can apply for finance?

    You must: spend over £300, be at least 18 years of age, have been a UK resident for 3 years or more, be able to make repayments by Direct Debit, be in regular employment (minimum of 16 hours per week) including self-employment, or in permanent residence with your partner who is in regular employment.

    Read More About Online Finance

    Andertons Music Company's Registered Office: 58-59 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, GU1 4RF. Andertons Music Company acts as a credit broker and not a lender and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. Andertons Music Company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit provided subject to age and status.