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STC-Shaped Guitar from Fender belonging to the Eric Clapton series

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  • Pete GasperPete Gasper

    The worlds most powerful Humbucker guitar

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 05/11/24 at 15:47
    The Clapton signature Stratocaster is the most powerful Humbucker guitar in the world. I love it because I play very hard Heavy Metal. With its stacked Humbuckers and Incredible 25 DB mid boost its 17 times more powerful than a Gibson Les Paul Humbucker wise. Even with the boost Off its more powerful than a Gibson Les Paul as it has its stacked Humbuckers and electronics making it have 12 DB mid boost with the boost turned Off. A Gibson Les Paul at its maximum has 11 DB mid boost. But for my type of music its perfect. You wont find anything sounding like a Stratocaster in this guitar Thats for sure, but Thats the way Clapton wanted it after playing a Stratocaster between 1974 and 1985. But …
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    The Clapton signature Stratocaster is the most powerful Humbucker guitar in the world. I love it because I play very hard Heavy Metal. With its stacked Humbuckers and Incredible 25 DB mid boost its 17 times more powerful than a Gibson Les Paul Humbucker wise. Even with the boost Off its more powerful than a Gibson Les Paul as it has its stacked Humbuckers and electronics making it have 12 DB mid boost with the boost turned Off. A Gibson Les Paul at its maximum has 11 DB mid boost. But for my type of music its perfect. You wont find anything sounding like a Stratocaster in this guitar Thats for sure, but Thats the way Clapton wanted it after playing a Stratocaster between 1974 and 1985. But big Thumbs up for the most powerful Humbucker guitar in the world. Nothing Will ever get close to the Humbucker power in the Clapton signature Stratocaster.
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  • le-pharmacienle-pharmacien

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 04/05/05 at 04:36
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    It is a noiseless the micro guitar FUCK are too huge was the sound of his master just sounds blues rock the handle is super you slide

    USE

    Excelente guitar we can say it is perfect kidney

    SONORITS

    The sound that it's great perfect for blues and rock in clean sonnorits tapper can be a good, dirty blues without problem

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    Hyper polivalente guitar buy if essiter but a little expensive for modest budgets
  • taylor73taylor73

    the best of the best!

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 03/05/14 at 14:02
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    clapton fender strato signing usa corona 2010 model, selected wood, soft v neck, thin frets vintagse, mechanical and vintage easel, wooden block under way vibrato Clapton, fender noiseless pickups with active electronics, medium +25 db boost knob on the bottom etc.. Knowing that I have the model series and not the custom. I tested the clapton custom shop model and serial calpton my blind with a pot that has a custom shop model clapton 2011. Impossible to tell the difference between the two models, clean crunch and saturated all the same, and playability issue, I do not know if I came across an extraordinary series model, but my guitar series seemed easier to play and my friend, to his great…
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    clapton fender strato signing usa corona 2010 model, selected wood, soft v neck, thin frets vintagse, mechanical and vintage easel, wooden block under way vibrato Clapton, fender noiseless pickups with active electronics, medium +25 db boost knob on the bottom etc.. Knowing that I have the model series and not the custom. I tested the clapton custom shop model and serial calpton my blind with a pot that has a custom shop model clapton 2011. Impossible to tell the difference between the two models, clean crunch and saturated all the same, and playability issue, I do not know if I came across an extraordinary series model, but my guitar series seemed easier to play and my friend, to his great disappointment, was of the same opinion (knowing more than was coming out of his guitar luthier) It will just pay 1000 euros more than a model new signing! That said he has informed the fender custom shop, who told him that his guitar sound better in 20 years! LOL

    UTILIZATION

    the handle can be a little confusing at first, but after two or months of regular use, you will consider as the best by far. I have a fender usa deluxe, a Gibson Les Paul traditional, a Gretsch 6120. I thought I had the ultimate in terms of gameplay well ....... NO. This sleeveless v clapton soft thin vintage frets is a wonder to my little mimines, it almost plays itself. a real treat!
    As for ergonomics, I thought finding the body already comfortable in my deluxe. Clapton is one of the vintage inspired styles, slightly thinner,
    Ergonomic, really surprising!

    SOUNDS

    Sound: it puts a slap to all my other guitars, which potato, which slammed!
    even gibson is eat (with a slight less heat yet but really light!). Incredible versatility, and blues fans, this is the guitar for you absolutely especially if you connect a good fender amp. Personally I plugged into my fender supersonic 22w is top notch.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since 3 months, it is very simple I do not touch my other guitars and yet they are all references. This guitar really bluffing, it pays not mine yourself facing a 6120 Gretsh or even a traditional Les Paul. But what balance, what gameplay, what sound.
    Any guitarist worthy of the name must own one or at least try one someday. But be careful to try to adopt it, unless you mittens and sand in the ears, and I tell you this is a BOMB, really, the best of the best. Thank you "Slow hand" to have been the inspiration for this marvel!
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  • Linn SondekLinn Sondek

    Good!

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 06/02/13 at 05:53
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    U.S. manufacturing.
    Vintage vibrato bridge but factory, Clapton blocked not only by serving.
    3 Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups.
    1 volume, 1 tone with TBX and active control swelling mediums and producing a sound between single and double coil.
    Handle big enough (I'm surprised at the description of the previous opinion) deeper than an American Standard or American Series New. I do not know what it is in comparison to the round of New American Standard.
    Very thin frets, vintage type.
    Comes in a beautiful bag, tweed finish with jack and strap. The tremolo, unmounted, is present.

    UTILIZATION

    I never managed to make me totally neck profile and if these fine frets.
    Class…
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    U.S. manufacturing.
    Vintage vibrato bridge but factory, Clapton blocked not only by serving.
    3 Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups.
    1 volume, 1 tone with TBX and active control swelling mediums and producing a sound between single and double coil.
    Handle big enough (I'm surprised at the description of the previous opinion) deeper than an American Standard or American Series New. I do not know what it is in comparison to the round of New American Standard.
    Very thin frets, vintage type.
    Comes in a beautiful bag, tweed finish with jack and strap. The tremolo, unmounted, is present.

    UTILIZATION

    I never managed to make me totally neck profile and if these fine frets.
    Classic ergonomics for Strat, that is to say, perfect! Access to acute is more than easy.
    The sound palette offered by this guitar is very broad and versatile. The presence of a TBX on the single tone knob and an active control on the last knob gives many combinations. With this active boost, sustain and is therefore close to what can be achieved with a good humbucker.
    Noiseless pickups are very good even though I've always found it lacked a bit of character. The advantage of such microphones is the lack of noise in the neck position, middle or bridge alone. Their presence is necessitated by the existence of Boost is inevitably noise generator.

    SOUNDS

    All kinds of sounds are allowed. Clean the lens (accentuated by the kit Noiseless) to large distortion inflated by active boost, this Strat can do everything. It is perhaps the most versatile Fender catalog.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used more or less, this guitar for 8 years. But in the end, it was the Strat I played the least. We never managed to hear properly, the fault of the neck profile and ultra-thin frets that intonation does not really satisfy me. I liked so much my American Standard, or even more, my American Series Strat.
    But it is a very good guitar.
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  • MGR/AnonymousMGR/Anonymous

    Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 02/05/03 at 15:00
    I didn't purchased an EC Strat yet, because it's an American-made model. USA Strats are well crafted, but unfortunately, the prices remained too high.

    This Strat was faithfully fashioned after the legendary "Blackie", but it was loaded with the Elite Strat's active circuiry. It has 25dB of midrange boost gain, Gold Lace Sensor single-coils and a factory-blocked vintage-style tremolo bridge (Three Vintage Noiseless single-coils replaced the Lace Sensors at the beginning of 2001). But if you want to upgrade your EC Strat with the priceful American Deluxe/Plus features, you can replace the Gold Lace Sensor pickups with three different coloured sensors: Blue, Silver, Red. They offer the widest…
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    I didn't purchased an EC Strat yet, because it's an American-made model. USA Strats are well crafted, but unfortunately, the prices remained too high.

    This Strat was faithfully fashioned after the legendary "Blackie", but it was loaded with the Elite Strat's active circuiry. It has 25dB of midrange boost gain, Gold Lace Sensor single-coils and a factory-blocked vintage-style tremolo bridge (Three Vintage Noiseless single-coils replaced the Lace Sensors at the beginning of 2001). But if you want to upgrade your EC Strat with the priceful American Deluxe/Plus features, you can replace the Gold Lace Sensor pickups with three different coloured sensors: Blue, Silver, Red. They offer the widest palette of tonal variations as you did expect from a Strat, along with the powerful TBX and mid-boost circuits. Schaller hardware (straplock buttons and locking tuners) are standard, and, ironically, a Fender/Floyd Rose Deluxe double-locking tremolo with polished steel saddles and snap-in arm and an LSR roller nut completes the package with Fender Original Bullet 1550 strings (10-46) and an American Deluxe neck with detailed nut and fret treatment and abalone dot markers, coupled with Clapton's signature stamped at the headstock's corner.

    Nothing, except for the missing active/passive toggle switch to preserve battery power consumption. This feature, found on the Richie Sambora model, was extremely useful when your battery was dead. Sadly, I'm afraid that Fender's R&D guys hadn't more enough time to install a similar one on the Clapton/Guy signatures and to the Mexican Deluxe Powerhouse model. But you can eventually send an e-mail to Fender to fit an active/passive toggle switch on these guitars.

    Excellent craftsmanship and flawless quality. It looks like a vintage Strat, but it becomes a solid rock guitar when you play it with the mid-boost and TBX controls cranked up to the full and your favorite amp's "distortion" effect activated for a great humbucker sound and the awesome, punchy overdriven sound that Clapton was best known for.

    The Clapton Strat was certainly an excellent instrument and unlike other many traditional Strats, it was the first signature guitar in the Fender line that share the peculiar Elite active electronics. Another signature model featuring the same powerful active circuitry was undoubtedly the Buddy Guy Strat, who had either brown shell or pearl white pickguards fitted and was designed to meet the huge needs of a real hot blues machine like Buddy Guy himself.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    Cream

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 02/14/12 at 14:19
    This guitar is just flat-out ripping shredding instrument that can go left right upper down is probably the most versatility then any other guitar on the planet. The balance weight and feel of this guitarist is the simple arranged and designed almost to perfection. There hasn't been a whole lot of extra features that really changed the dynamics of the car overtime but there has been a few modifications but still retains most of the inherent true nature of this instrument.


    UTILIZATION

    Neck Shape: Soft "V" Shape
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
    Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
    Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish…
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    This guitar is just flat-out ripping shredding instrument that can go left right upper down is probably the most versatility then any other guitar on the planet. The balance weight and feel of this guitarist is the simple arranged and designed almost to perfection. There hasn't been a whole lot of extra features that really changed the dynamics of the car overtime but there has been a few modifications but still retains most of the inherent true nature of this instrument.


    UTILIZATION

    Neck Shape: Soft "V" Shape
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
    Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
    Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
    Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™
    Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
    Electronics
    Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
    Bridge Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
    Middle Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
    Neck Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Special Electronics: Active Electronics
    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX™ Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
    Hardware
    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Switch Tip: White Switch Tip
    Tremolo Arm/Handle: American Vintage Tremolo Arm

    SOUNDS

    This guitar features three single coil pickups a volume control knob and two tone control knobs. In addition to that you have a five way pick up the selector which allows you to pick up each pick up as well as the two positions on the outside of the middle pick up. It's a pretty self explanatory and feature wise guitar.

    If you've ever played if Strat then you know it exactly what you're getting get from this instrument. You're getting get a room full of and I feel that is on compost. The tone is guitar sounds fantastic and pretty much any amplifier so you put it in a clean amplifier all the way between modern high gain amplifier instruments going to sound great. It takes pedals well so if you have any rack unit with effects or whatever, this guitar will sound fantastic.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall this is a cool guitar for someone who is a Eric C fan. If you are not there are many other Fender Strat models to choose form and you will be happy with pretty much and of those models. This is a cool guitar for the EC lovers out there and there are a lot of them out there. I personally am not not a EC fan so this guitar doesn't appeal to me but I do appreciate the sound that it produces and the look as well. So if you are an EC fanboy than this may be something that you want to look at for you guitar collection.
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    Candy Green

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 01/31/12 at 11:24
    The Fender Strat is a great sounding instrument that has a variety of tones with a large amount of tonal appeal. You can gets o many tones out of this one guitar. This is one of his guitars and really adapt to whatever you're getting it. However they really retain that nuance in tow that is distinctly a fender Stratocaster sound. They won't hide the they are especially in the next position where they are very distinguishable from any other instrument. You can immediately tell a fender Stratocaster guitar in the back position over any other guitar out there. Very distinct tone and a property that sounds like nothing else.

    UTILIZATION

    Neck Shape: Soft "V" Shape
    Number of Frets: 22…
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    The Fender Strat is a great sounding instrument that has a variety of tones with a large amount of tonal appeal. You can gets o many tones out of this one guitar. This is one of his guitars and really adapt to whatever you're getting it. However they really retain that nuance in tow that is distinctly a fender Stratocaster sound. They won't hide the they are especially in the next position where they are very distinguishable from any other instrument. You can immediately tell a fender Stratocaster guitar in the back position over any other guitar out there. Very distinct tone and a property that sounds like nothing else.

    UTILIZATION

    Neck Shape: Soft "V" Shape
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
    Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays
    Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
    Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    Headstock: Artist Signature on Headstock
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt™
    Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series Nut
    Electronics
    Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
    Bridge Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
    Middle Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
    Neck Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Special Electronics: Active Electronics
    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX™ Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit

    SOUNDS


    I really love the tone of these instruments primarily in a good hard rock amplifier setting. Whether that be a Marshall amplifier, Mesa boogie, or Bogner amplifier the guitar sound is fantastic. As long as you get some good overdrive whether that be a medium gain overdrive setting all the way to a high gain setting it is really good to give you a nice sustain, but they don't stop there, if you're playing them in a good clean fender amplifier.... you're going to get a sweet clean tone that is very addictive. No matter what you're playing with this guitar is going to sound fantastic.

    OVERALL OPINION


    You can find these guitars new right around $1300 or so. That's very good price for American built guitar that is extremely versatile and a signature series. These instruments have a great tone and a great feel and allow the dynamics of the player to give their honest playability. They're available to play and I highly recommend any guitarist out there to own one of these at some point in their career. These are great guitars for recording is well and they sound even better and a live band situation.
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  • HatsubaiHatsubai

    One of the more famous strats

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 10/25/11 at 15:45
    The Fender Eric Clapton signature strat has been around for quite awhile now. It's also been through various reiterations throughout the years. The one I'll be referring to was made around 2008, so it has most of the latest features at the time this review was written. The guitar is actually very similar to most of the regular models in the Fender production line in that it has an alder body, maple neck, SSS configuration and so on. Even the V neck isn't that unique anymore. The things that stand out on this guitar would be the TBX control and mid boost.

    UTILIZATION

    Fender did a pretty good job at packing a good amount of things in this guitar. For the longest time, it was on…
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    The Fender Eric Clapton signature strat has been around for quite awhile now. It's also been through various reiterations throughout the years. The one I'll be referring to was made around 2008, so it has most of the latest features at the time this review was written. The guitar is actually very similar to most of the regular models in the Fender production line in that it has an alder body, maple neck, SSS configuration and so on. Even the V neck isn't that unique anymore. The things that stand out on this guitar would be the TBX control and mid boost.

    UTILIZATION

    Fender did a pretty good job at packing a good amount of things in this guitar. For the longest time, it was one of the more versatile guitars Fender had in their lineup. The soft V neck is a very comfortable neck, and I actually think the current one might be a bit thinner than the older ones, but that's just going off of memory. The fretwork is generally good on these models, and the one I played had some decent fretwork, but be aware that you should probably play them.

    SOUNDS

    The noiseless pickups in this are very nice. They quack nicely, sound great on their own, the clean tone is fairly chimey, and the mid gain tones work nicely. High gain tones can get a little sloppy, but it depends on what you're going for. Personally, I think high gain single coil tones can be absolutely ripping in certain situations. The two biggest features this thing has are the TBX and mid boost feature. The TBX is basically a treble/bass cut with a center detent. You can control how fat or how bitey you want the pickups to be. The midboost is like a built-in clean boost inside the guitar which works great for solo lines.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I'm not a huge fan of signature gear, but the Clapton strats are pretty good guitars for the money, especially considering how they're a bit more versatile than your off the shelf strat. Like all Fenders, you should really play one before buying as fretwork can be a bit iffy depending on how the luthiers were feeling at the time.
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  • fenderamtinfenderamtin

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 10/09/03 at 11:50
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    This guitar is made by fender amricaine United States tt Siple,
    is a stratum with 22 frets maple pickups fender noiseless vintage vibrato 6 screws
    with mid boost and a battery drrire.
    the excellent results for a tt e optimum comfort

    UTILIZATION

    Tt is perfect !!!!!!!!!
    really a chard of scratching

    SOUNDS

    I did not but I ht conais a guy who has to spend and g ds hours were over so we know that JLA!!
    I like the sound crystal clear, smooth .....
    but distos are superb but less "couillu" such a ibanez
    Mylen trs olyvalente a fender .........

    OVERALL OPINION

    FOR 2100 Euro
    is not given but for a guitar pro and the fans of Clapton
    c an atomic bomb !!…
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    This guitar is made by fender amricaine United States tt Siple,
    is a stratum with 22 frets maple pickups fender noiseless vintage vibrato 6 screws
    with mid boost and a battery drrire.
    the excellent results for a tt e optimum comfort

    UTILIZATION

    Tt is perfect !!!!!!!!!
    really a chard of scratching

    SOUNDS

    I did not but I ht conais a guy who has to spend and g ds hours were over so we know that JLA!!
    I like the sound crystal clear, smooth .....
    but distos are superb but less "couillu" such a ibanez
    Mylen trs olyvalente a fender .........

    OVERALL OPINION

    FOR 2100 Euro
    is not given but for a guitar pro and the fans of Clapton
    c an atomic bomb !!!!!!!!
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  • Lieutenant BlueberryLieutenant Blueberry

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 01/29/04 at 13:25
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    Signature model manufactured in the United States, 3 micro noiseless, maple neck 22 frets, 1 volume, one tone, one midboost, olympic white color, in the Central Euro 1730 (Pigalle)

    UTILIZATION

    Haaaaa ... Every time I take a little emotion came over me ... I love the handle, I love the comfort. Even without the amp, it's super fun to play.

    SOUNDS

    When I the branch (of a 65 watt peavey bandit, as it were is a small shift ..), excitement came over me ... It sounds! In light crunch and it's great, if I want to recess play hard, it lacks a little sth, but I have another guitar that works fine (a Charvel).
    The midboost is super powerful, the clean channel when I put the po…
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    Signature model manufactured in the United States, 3 micro noiseless, maple neck 22 frets, 1 volume, one tone, one midboost, olympic white color, in the Central Euro 1730 (Pigalle)

    UTILIZATION

    Haaaaa ... Every time I take a little emotion came over me ... I love the handle, I love the comfort. Even without the amp, it's super fun to play.

    SOUNDS

    When I the branch (of a 65 watt peavey bandit, as it were is a small shift ..), excitement came over me ... It sounds! In light crunch and it's great, if I want to recess play hard, it lacks a little sth, but I have another guitar that works fine (a Charvel).
    The midboost is super powerful, the clean channel when I put the pots thoroughly ca tends to produce a very nice little saturation. If I really want a clear sound, I pay all the pots of 5 and I go up the sound on the amp.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been three months that I have the Clapton. In fact I was looking for the guitar "favorite" to mark the occasion to celebrate my 40 years I have tried several (anyway it was a Start) and when the seller has opened the flight, I said : This is the one I want! And when he said "is a guitar that bequeathed to his children and grandchildren," I almost burst into tears! (I exaggerate a bit ..)
    In short, this guitar, I love it and I buy the same model if it again.
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  • Anonymous

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 05/30/04 at 15:27
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    EC '90 is my team of three simple sensor less gold, 5-way switch, key o the old one returns the string vertically in the plot of mcanique, the tuning is ultra stable for someone who does not use the vibrato block (also the former). Rtention one eyelet on the butt for strings and Si Mi, SETTING THE ACCS to stem this dernire.
    Mapple Channel "V" prs Lacrosse ending in "D" to the 12th fret. Alder body, 3-roomed.

    UTILIZATION

    Channel rve, agreements prs of lacrosse are all alone, it is also rapid trs for fans of shred and although it is a Bolt with a heel rather pais, no nothing ESG Access in agus (personal opinion). The weight is standard for a Start. The bad thing is the six bridge…
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    EC '90 is my team of three simple sensor less gold, 5-way switch, key o the old one returns the string vertically in the plot of mcanique, the tuning is ultra stable for someone who does not use the vibrato block (also the former). Rtention one eyelet on the butt for strings and Si Mi, SETTING THE ACCS to stem this dernire.
    Mapple Channel "V" prs Lacrosse ending in "D" to the 12th fret. Alder body, 3-roomed.

    UTILIZATION

    Channel rve, agreements prs of lacrosse are all alone, it is also rapid trs for fans of shred and although it is a Bolt with a heel rather pais, no nothing ESG Access in agus (personal opinion). The weight is standard for a Start. The bad thing is the six bridges, they are also the old rust so easily and specially all the sea air. It is better to replace them with bridges or bridges graphite rcents brand. As for sound, it sounds more clear that a US standard on all positions with a little more power. For a bit, closing his eyes, one could almost believe that it was in the hands an old Start sound and less crunchy.

    SOUNDS

    I play through a Triax + 50/50 + Mesa in 1912 and my two times, I feel that we can all play with. To the crystalline sounds Dire Straits via the Djante SRV and a dose of mtal through the jazz standarts (yes intermdiaire a first position does) - and I do even speak of his funk, which as everyone knows is a standard on such toutoune!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Since '96 I am filled with, the 1450 era: c'tait the good times ...
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  • NigelNigel

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 07/07/04 at 10:31
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    Mine is noiseless with a team of tui and a deluxe black book called "Blackie". Fidler is the Start of a beautiful and wonderful ergonomics

    UTILIZATION

    The handle has a particular radius from my Classic Floyd. It is comfortable and fast enough even if I prfre round of the incomparable MODEL Yngwie Malmsteen Signature. The range of sound is really amazing and the boost of mdiums Ralite pulls the entire sound spectrum of the instrument which Confre him a rare versatility me.

    I regret just a 24 mache boxes.

    SOUNDS

    Being accustomed instruments and more extreme typs I t surprised by its dynamic capabilities qu'quipe well with single coils. It was soon feeling and we pass …
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    Mine is noiseless with a team of tui and a deluxe black book called "Blackie". Fidler is the Start of a beautiful and wonderful ergonomics

    UTILIZATION

    The handle has a particular radius from my Classic Floyd. It is comfortable and fast enough even if I prfre round of the incomparable MODEL Yngwie Malmsteen Signature. The range of sound is really amazing and the boost of mdiums Ralite pulls the entire sound spectrum of the instrument which Confre him a rare versatility me.

    I regret just a 24 mache boxes.

    SOUNDS

    Being accustomed instruments and more extreme typs I t surprised by its dynamic capabilities qu'quipe well with single coils. It was soon feeling and we pass the solo without rythimique the problem if we take the time to cr patches adapted its microphones. The pocesseurs guitar humbucker dvront probably him prparer of rglages SPECIFICATIONS at the pramplification for not too big diffrence output level.

    In short, I found this guitar to sound trs "Camlon" and sensual.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A guitar exceptionally beautiful and versatile crying as I have believed in holding dpart ever tuning even with a game high bending and ax on the use of vibrato.
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  • slowhand73slowhand73

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 02/23/05 at 00:22
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    I post just a small raction / correction notice of APRS mbp06:
    The finish of the pickguard which poses problem is the plastic that can be removed from the pickguard for storing and transporting the guitar before it is sold. It prvu to be removed to the Owner 'the happy days of the purchase ends up with a brand new pickguard, no scratches. It's the same on the new plupoart guitars. (On door grips mtaliques cars too - sometimes a R21 crosses a 10 or 15 who still has the blue plastic films proctection! :-))

    The V-neck then a does not mean that it is strait and wider at the nut in the treble. The strata gnral (and Clapton is one of them) are 42 mm wide at nut and width in the acute and fix…
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    I post just a small raction / correction notice of APRS mbp06:
    The finish of the pickguard which poses problem is the plastic that can be removed from the pickguard for storing and transporting the guitar before it is sold. It prvu to be removed to the Owner 'the happy days of the purchase ends up with a brand new pickguard, no scratches. It's the same on the new plupoart guitars. (On door grips mtaliques cars too - sometimes a R21 crosses a 10 or 15 who still has the blue plastic films proctection! :-))

    The V-neck then a does not mean that it is strait and wider at the nut in the treble. The strata gnral (and Clapton is one of them) are 42 mm wide at nut and width in the acute and fixed the width of the "pocket" of the body and attaches the handle and do never change.
    The V is the profile, the shape of the dove, the o comes to rest the palm of the hand. It can be said U, C, V. The V of the trs Clapton is not pronounced but enhances the agreements with the thumb above the handle rather than the bars. He notes especially the top of the handle.

    For a description of profiles, see:
    https://www.warmoth.com/guitar/necks/necks.cfm?fuseaction=back_profiles

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing special to say, it's a strat.Sauf:
    - The boost that brings Polivalente bringing the round to clean sounds, and SETTING THE saturation at hand.
    - I heard that the TBX was not good mnage with microphones. It is probably true because he does withdraw from MODEL Clapton Custom Shop. It would tend "choke" a little mics. I speak in the conditional because I did not try to remove it.

    SOUNDS

    The sound of the vintage noiseless is very (too) clean. We do not feel like dirty some strata can sound just by attacking the strings differently. This is not a default, it is a CHARACTERISTICS!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Nine, I think it's an instrument a bit expensive. on the other hand of Occastions between 1100 and 1300 euros, seems much fairer.
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  • los lobotomyslos lobotomys

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 04/03/06 at 10:17
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    United States team built custom shop made in 2005.
    22 fret thin, radius 9.5, soft v profile neck, one piece maple
    3 micros simple type noisless vintage
    vintage vibrato 6 screws
    one volume, one tone and tbx boost 25 db
    Alder body selects. (read that Clapton Start with the likes poids.je 've learned recently read an article by Todd Krauss (master builder in the custom shop)
    black acrylic lacquer

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is just perfect.
    ACCESS TO acute is correct .. as a stratum
    the ergonomics are perfect too.
    sonne.elle this guitar is really superior to standard models

    SOUNDS

    I play rock, blues, hard, pop, and sometimes a bit jazzy
    the microphones are of…
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    United States team built custom shop made in 2005.
    22 fret thin, radius 9.5, soft v profile neck, one piece maple
    3 micros simple type noisless vintage
    vintage vibrato 6 screws
    one volume, one tone and tbx boost 25 db
    Alder body selects. (read that Clapton Start with the likes poids.je 've learned recently read an article by Todd Krauss (master builder in the custom shop)
    black acrylic lacquer

    UTILIZATION

    The neck is just perfect.
    ACCESS TO acute is correct .. as a stratum
    the ergonomics are perfect too.
    sonne.elle this guitar is really superior to standard models

    SOUNDS

    I play rock, blues, hard, pop, and sometimes a bit jazzy
    the microphones are of extreme versatility.
    this will sound to vintage style sounds big gibson
    a volume up to 7 are obtained with the vintage sound typical grain
    beyond 7, the sound is more modern and that one starts the boost, it goes to the very big sound
    to be honest, I have had dozens of stratos and I 'liked not noiless but we must recognize that they sound on this guitar
    I currently use a Peavey Classic 30 with baffle extension closed.
    wha vox, barber direct drive ss barber compressor, visual sound h2o chorus and for delays in the effects loop

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been a year since I have
    I like the vintage look (6 screw vibrato, mechanical KLUSON, the profile of the handle soft v) and both modern (radius of 9.5, access to the truss rod without removing the handle, the 22 boxes, electronics)
    what I like least, the color! (black) I 'm am a bit tired although the aesthetic is very successful ... but that is chosen to clapton!
    The value for money is very good. (I have bought in Germany)
    as I have said previously, I have had every type of stratum 20 years (60 custom shop, closet 60, and beck clapton signature, signatures series clapton, jeff beck, SRV, 60 reissue, true vintage 66 ... a real madness!)
    this guitar is a successful synthesis of everything that was realized with the Fender Stratocaster for 50 years.
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  • Manu cherche son sonManu cherche son son

    Fender Eric Clapton StratocasterPublished on 11/09/06 at 11:47
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    Well, for features, says it all. So ...

    UTILIZATION

    So for those who spend a Les Paul type guitar our famous Blackie, you will need a little time to adapt with respect to the handle. But in any fawn, changing instruments, it's like a new car, we are skeptical at beginners, it is not comfortable, then APRS, it swears by it. Okay, we take the examples we can. For the record, Sir Clapton's Fender has not adopted immediately, has not t love at first sight, he let himself gradually sduire (he parat ). Brief.
    The handle, APRS adaptation, this is really the best. It slides perfectly, all the strings / cases are available easily, it is a wonder.

    Minor complaints which prevent perfec…
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    Well, for features, says it all. So ...

    UTILIZATION

    So for those who spend a Les Paul type guitar our famous Blackie, you will need a little time to adapt with respect to the handle. But in any fawn, changing instruments, it's like a new car, we are skeptical at beginners, it is not comfortable, then APRS, it swears by it. Okay, we take the examples we can. For the record, Sir Clapton's Fender has not adopted immediately, has not t love at first sight, he let himself gradually sduire (he parat ). Brief.
    The handle, APRS adaptation, this is really the best. It slides perfectly, all the strings / cases are available easily, it is a wonder.

    Minor complaints which prevent perfection:

    the frtes. I have this guitar for two years, and frtes at the 12th fret are dj uses! Yes yes! It's light but noticeable.

    The plastic plate warp. For the price, it's not top. Finally the plastic never does a noble matriau ...

    Original plastic protection (film) apos precisely on this plate is difficult to remove trs. Disassemble to remove the knobs, it's not terrible. Gnralement we do not disassemble the tires of his car before THE FIRST use!

    The mtal rust!! The designers could have split stainless steel screws. Finally made vintage as a.

    And I think that's all. Apart from these "dtails" was an instrument generally well done, and remarkable ease in use. So finish using 10 6

    SOUNDS

    ! Wow! It is terrible! Jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk or reggae gospel gothic heavy trash mtal, everything is affordable. The sound is exceptional versatility while maintaining a clean personality instrument. This is normal, Clapton has played all styles (except the last one ... well I do not think so. It would drle). Sound point of view, it has no limit, it is stunning!
    And we reach perfection. Nothing wrong. No knob is superfluous, they REALLY make something more or Dumoine of diffrent, and to switch between a clear, crystalline sound kind Cream. The best example, you buy four CDs (or DVD) to report on: The cream of 2006
    70 years of John Mayall (the color is different, but otherwise it's the same thing)
    Legends Montreux 1997 (same)
    Hide Park 1995
    This is the best illustration of the capabilities of this instrument ... perfect.

    Sound quality 10 ++++++++++++

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is to the music, certainly, but also for the Aesthetics of the instrument. And all for a fairly large budget. We can therefore expect that our Blackie, in addition to these performances sound divine, let's not afraid of anything, it is remarkably well finished, which, in terms of price, is not the case.
    So value for money - sound: 10/10, perfection is priceless
    value for money - finish: 6 / 10. (Although suprieure, I think the finish of another brand (G. ... N), which offers large translucent plastic knobs ugly for an exorbitant price).

    So before buying your Blackie, ask yourself this question:
    I was looking for a sound, Aesthetics, or both? Personally my rponse is still in Note 10/10
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