This guitar is here on consignment and it is in great shape. It is clean cosmetically and fully functioning. The neck is straight the frets are still crowned, and the truss rod is functioning properly. Since it has a Glossy Black Finish is does have some very fine swirl marks if you look closely, most likely just from being strummed and dust falling across the finish. These mirror black finishes are impossible to keep 100%!
The name Eric Clapton has been tied to Fender for decades and this guitar, a Masterbuilt signature Strat by Todd Krause would certainly be appreciated by Clapton himself, especially since Krause is building Clapton's touring guitars. This is an instrument that can run the gamut from spanky cleans a la Lay Down Sally to the searing lead tones on the Journey Man record. The Mid Boost adds in a lot of output making the Noise Free Single Coil pickups sound like high output hum buckers. A factory installed 5 way switch gives you immediate access to all the quintessential Strat tones.
The neck profile is a slender Soft V which is very easy on the hands. It's carved from a piece of AAA Flame Maple which is stunning. Thick flames run thru the neck which is quite mesmerizing to look at in playing position. The 9.5" Radius allows for easy bending across the 22 Vintage Frets. The neck is finished with a satin urethane that is never sticky and simply will not slow you down no matter how sweaty your hands get. This guitar is finished in Black and bears the Blackie Signature on the back of the headstock.
The neck profile is a slender Soft V which is very easy on the hands. The 9.5" Radius allow for easy bending across the 22 Vintage Frets. The neck is finished with a satin urethane that is never sticky and simply will not slow you down no matter how sweaty your hands get. The neck itself is made from a Highly Figured pice of Maple that is covered in flame. You'll only find necks this flamed out on Masterbuilt or Limited Edition models.
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!