Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster Blackie
In 2004, the Iconic Fender Eric Clapton Iconic Blackie was sold for US $959,500 at a Christie's auction to support the Crossroads Centre, a drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation centre founded by Clapton. The auction's winner was the music equipment chain Guitar Center, and the bid set the record for the world's most expensive guitar. In 2006, another Stratocaster—signed by a large group of celebrities, including Clapton—was auctioned to benefit the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami, selling for US $2.8 million, surpassing Blackie's record.
In November 2006, Fender announced a limited run of 275 Blackie reissues by the Fender Custom Shop, which were identical to the original. They were released on 24 November 2006 and sold out within hours. The original Blackie was exhaustively examined and measured for the reproduction. The reproduction Blackies were constructed by a team of master builders, with each of the various 275 produced being assigned to one master builder.
This instrument was built in 1990 as part of the original 1988 production run Eric Clapton Stratocasters. Slowhand fans will love the tonally versatile signature Eric Clapton Stratocaster® guitar. This Guitar features an alder body, three Fender Lace Single Coils w/ Active Mid Boost, special soft "V"-shaped neck, and blocked original vintage synchronized tremolo.
This Pre-Owned Guitar is in Good Condition w/ scratches throughout the entire guitar and a few dings throughout the body. There is also a very small chip out of the backside of the nut at the High "E" string(see photos) and the maple & walnut stripe on the neck has some slight seperation on the bottom side for the first 3 inches.
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