THE TPP ERIC CLAPTON "BLACKIE" STRATOCASTER TRIBUTE
Slowhand’s weapon of choice throughout the 70’s and early 80’s (from which his subsequent Fender Signature Model evolved) has become almost as famous as its owner.
In 1970, Clapton purchased six vintage Fender Stratocasters from the Sho-Bud guitar store in Nashville, Tennessee - giving three to close friends (George Harrison, Steve Winwood and Pete Townshend), the remaining three were stripped down to their component parts and the best pieces used to assemble the guitar we now know as "Blackie". The original ‘parts-caster’ that has remained an icon, a legendary instrument - the classic Clapton guitar.
Fender Squier 50’s Classic Vibe Stratocaster - £899.00
Produced using a high quality Fender Squier Stratocaster, featuring vintage design specs, along with excellent all-round performance, the Deluxe Edition incorporates the classic Clapton relic pattern as well as 3-way selector switch (5-way selector switch option available on request) and offers an excellent player for the dedicated fan. Hardcase available to order.
Fender Mexican Classic 50’s Stratocaster - £1,499.00
Chosen for its Mexican Custom Shop designed 50’s aesthetics, the Supreme Edition “Blackie” features accurate profiling and equipment coherent with Clapton’s own original Stratocaster, including Soft-V profile neck and including 50’s Custom Shop pickups and 3-way selector switch. Includes complimentary Hardcase.
Fender American Vintage 50’s Re-issue Stratocaster - £2,499.00
The ideal choice for paying tribute to this iconic Stratocaster, the USA 50’s Stratocaster features amazing build quality and attention to vintage detail. Includes complimentary Hardcase.
'VOS' & ‘Non-Relic’ Editions - P.O.A.
By popular demand, all of our Relic Series instruments are also available in 'VOS' and 'Non-Relic' Editions, the same classic guitar presented with all accurate equipment and modifications (where applicable) but free of any ageing, relic-ing or simulated damage. A must-have for guitar fans that just can't get into the 'Relic' vibe, we leave it to you to road-wear these babies! Contact us for a quotation.