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Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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Slowhand sound and style.

Experience the peerless Strat style of Slowhand himself with the Eric Clapton Stratocaster, one of our most acclaimed and enduring artist signature models. With classic design and special features that give it exceptional tonal versatility and effortless feel worthy of one of the world’s greatest names in rock and blues, it puts pure Clapton Stratocaster tone and feel straight into your hands.

Soft "V" Neck Profile

The "soft V" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) on the Eric Clapton Stratocaster has a distinctly comfortable fretting-hand feel that takes the more pronounced sharpness of a ’50s "V" profile and "softens" it into a somewhat more rounded shape. Ideal for players with larger hands whose thumb extends over the edge of the fingerboard.

TBX Tone Control

The first tone control knob operates this guitar’s TBX (Treble Bass Expander) tone circuitry. The knob has a detent at the center position (5) and works like a normal tone control from zero to the detent. Turning the knob clockwise from the detent adds presence and brightness; turning it counterclockwise from the detent rolls off high frequencies.

Active Mid Boost
The second tone control knob functions as an active mid-boost control. Turning it clockwise boosts mid and bass frequencies while decreasing treble frequencies.

Blocked Tremolo
The Eric Clapton Stratocaster comes with an easily removable wood block installed between the tremolo block and tremolo cavity wall to keep it from moving, as specified by the great guitarist himself.

Urethane Finish
Urethane guitar body finishes are especially strong and durable, and will hold colors with great vividness, sheen and clarity for extraordinarily long periods.

9.5 in. Fingerboard Radius
The fingerboard radius is an important spec that describes the amount of curvature across the width of the fingerboard. This instrument’s modern 9.5" fingerboard radius is slightly more flattened than a vintage-style radius, but still with enough arc to provide a natural and notably comfortable fretting-hand feel, and to make bending notes easier.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Soft V
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Vintage-style
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Vintage Noiseless
  • Middle: Vintage Noiseless
  • Bridge: Vintage Noiseless
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: American vintage
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

Grab a guitar that can satisfy the blues player in you. Order today.

 
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FenderArtist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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This guitar is the best sounding guitar I've ever heard. My friend has this guitar and I think everyone who can play the guitar should own it if you like the bluesy style of...Read complete review

This guitar is the best sounding guitar I've ever heard. My friend has this guitar and I think everyone who can play the guitar should own it if you like the bluesy style of music Mr.Eric Clapton plays, buy it!!!!!!!!

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Very dissapointed

The high E string was too close to the edge and kept slipping off when playing on that string. Poor QC. Didnt like the small frets. Electronics were gimmicky. Better off with regular...Read complete review

The high E string was too close to the edge and kept slipping off when playing on that string. Poor QC. Didnt like the small frets. Electronics were gimmicky. Better off with regular strat with noiseless pups.

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2.0

Very dissapointed

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      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      The high E string was too close to the edge and kept slipping off when playing on that string. Poor QC. Didnt like the small frets. Electronics were gimmicky. Better off with regular strat with noiseless pups.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great guitar

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      from pa.

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Great Strat, love the v neck and playability. Can not beat the noiseless pickups. Also has nice case.

      (66 of 123 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Guitar

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      from Carthge,N.C.

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is the best sounding guitar I've ever heard. My friend has this guitar and I think everyone who can play the guitar should own it if you like the bluesy style of music Mr.Eric Clapton plays, buy it!!!!!!!!

      (9 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      wow

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      from London, UK

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      what an incredible guitar, i love it. its the best sounding guitar i have ever owned. like other people mentioned neck needs little getting used too but it is well worth it. overall great buy.

      (26 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the best sounding guitar out there

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      from Ontario,Canada

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I'd like to say that the guitar should have 2 volume and 2 tone controls.

      (15 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Blackie gets thumbs up !

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      from Elkhart, IN

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Thanks to Barry from Woodwind Brasswind for helping me with the purchase of this wonderful guitar. I was looking at the Powerhouse Strat(Mexico) and I must say is was a very nice guitar for much less money. Nothing but good from this purchase. I enjoy all the amenities this guitar offers and I had no problem adjusting to the "V" neck. I was playing an HM Strat from the 1990's. A big difference. I bought it on a Monday and played a gig on Sat and I'm so thankful I spent the extra money. I can't help but wonder what the NEW Custom Shop version is like.

      (10 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar Own one myself

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      from New Hampshire

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      One of Fender's best guitars ever made. I hope some day Fender will make a custom Blackie. The Clapton strat sounds much better with the new pickups.

      (10 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great sound, yet get used to the neck.

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      from Indiana

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      This instrument has a great sound in all of the toggle/pickup positions. The mid boost is helpful. The curvature of the neck takes some getting used to.

      (27 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great guitar but beware of neck

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      from Sweden

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar. Easy to mold sound from typical Fender to fat and heavy. The neck is a bit different. It's flat and thin and the vintage frets are a bit sharp.

      (9 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

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      from Bogota Colombia

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Eric Clapton Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar. It has great tone and it rocks! What else would you expect from a Clapton series.

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