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 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 Black and bares the Blackie Signature along with that 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.
Fender Custom Shop
Masterbuilt by Todd Krause
Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster
Plain Rift Maple Neck
Soft V Neck Profile
.820" at 1st fret
.920" at 12th fret
Vintage Noiseless Pickups
Active Mid Boost
5 Way Switch
Weighs 8 lbs even
Original Hardshell Case
Certificate of Authenticity
Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.