2006 Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster Blackie ID-8978
2006 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 2006 but not a part of the original 275 Custom Shop "Blackies". Slowhand fans will love the tonally versatile signature Eric Clapton Stratocaster® guitar. Features include an alder body, three Vintage Noiseless™ pickups, active mid-boost (25 db) and TBX circuits, special soft "V"-shaped neck, and blocked original vintage synchronized tremolo.
This 2006 Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster Blackie is in excellent + condition. It has very minor fretwear and includes the original hardshell case and case candy.
- Serial: SZ6284996
- Top Wood: Alder
- Back Wood: Alder
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Year: 2006
- Inlays: Black Dot
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Fretboard: Maple
- Nut Material: Tusq
- Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuners: 6-in-Line American Vintage
- Pickguard: 1-Ply White
- Headstock Inlay: Fender Stratocaster Logo
- Neck Profile: Special Soft "V" Shape Neck
- Pickup(s): 3X Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
- Pickup Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX™ Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included