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2022 Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Mercedes Blue, Near-Mint w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 2022 Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton signature Stratocaster in like-new, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a G&G hardshell “poodle” case. An exacting Custom Shop iteration of Clapton's personal axe, this Strat features a satin-finished soft V neck shape, 22 fret maple fingerboard, Vintage Noiseless pickups, active 25 dB Mid-Boost circuitry, TBX Tone control, and a gloss custom color (very dark) Mercedes Blue finish.

The guitar is acoustically resonant, with a lively, balanced tone from the select alder body and one-piece maple neck that translates well though the Vintage Noiseless pickups. These single coils have a sparkling response and hum-free performance, and each position on the five-way switch yields a distinct tone, from bridge pickup bite to great warmth and bell-like chime in the neck position. This guitar weighs 7lbs 12oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender soft V, measuring .810” 1st fret, .935” 12th fret
-Fretboard: 22 fret maple, rolled edges, 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Slender, flawless
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm)
-Tuners: Kluson-style
-Serialization: CZ-prefix serial on Custom Shop neck plate

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: Vintage Noiseless single coils
-Controls: Volume, MDX 25dB active Mid-boost, TBX Tone control, five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato (with Clapton-spec wood block), arm included
-Plastics: One-ply pickguard, Noiseless pickup covers, knobs

The custom color Mercedes Blue gloss finish is rich and dark, appearing almost black yet with subtle metalflake, and there’s barely a scratch on the body. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile is similarly immaculate.

A G&G 1954 Strat-style “Poodle” case is included.