The name Eric Clapton has been tied to the Fender brand for decades and this guitar, a Masterbuilt signature Stratocaster by Todd Krause would certainly be appreciated by Clapton himself, especially since Krause has been building Clapton's touring guitars.
This is an instrument that can run the tonal gamut from super spanky cleans a la Lay Down Sally to the searing lead tones on the Journey Man record. The active Mid Boost control adds in a lot of output making the Vintage Noiseless Single Coil pickups sound like high output humbuckers. A factory installed 5-way switch gives you immediate access to all the quintessential Strat tones that have spanned decades and been heard on countless hit songs.
The neck profile is a slender Soft V which is very easy on the hands. It's carved from a gorgeous piece of Plain, Rift Sawn Maple. The 9.5" fretboard radius allows for easy bending across the 22 Vintage Frets. The neck is finished with a satin urethane that is never sticky or tacky and simply will not slow you down no matter how sweaty your hands get.
The Vintage Style Tremolo comes with a block in it from the factory which freezes the trem from being used. This is done with a small block of wood and can easily be removed if you'd like the trem to function. This guitar is finished in Olympic White and bares the signature of Todd Krause on the back of the headstock. Included with the guitar is the original hardshell case, certificate of authenticity and full manufacturers warranty.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since their formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instrument in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for Stratocasters, Telecasters, Precision Basses or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for may be!