You want a guitar wrapped in GOLD? Well, here ya go! This stunner was built by Todd Krause, builder for Clapton, Jeff Beck, KWS, and an endless list of other legendary guitar players. A bit of a throwback Clapton Signature Model with this guitar! A bit of a throwback Clapton Signature Model with this guitar! Thanks to the Lace Sensor Gold Pickups, this one nails the tone of the late 1980's and early 90's. As a teenager growing up during that time period, I remember watching Clapton playing on TV many times with these pickups and thinking, well if he uses them they must be the best! Well, 30 years later and thousands of hours spent with thousands of guitars and I can say they may not be THE best but they certainly do have their own unmistakable voice.
The guitar itself if a pure Clapton Strat in every way shape and form, then it's finished in the insanely cool Gold Leaf Finish, which, until you see it in person, can't be fully appreciated! Insanely difficult to apply and supremely cool, the Gold Leaf always stops people in their tracks.
The highly figured maple neck is on FIRE! The fretboard is rolled perfectly, the fret ends are hot-dogged perfectly, and this is one of the finest playing guitars we have on the wall right now. Todd Krause delivers nothing but the finest and this is a perfect representation of what he delivers every single time. The Clapton Soft V Neck teamed with Vintage frets and a 9.5" radius yields very low action and a fast playing surface.
This is it. This is where it ends. It doesn't get any better, cooler or big-time then having an Eric Clapton Signature Strat, built by Eric Clapton's current builder, finished in actual Gold Leaf. I mean, come on!
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 Stratocaster's, 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!