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Journeyman Relic Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster Announced

Published // 20.Jan.17

The original Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster model is now available with the new Journeyman Relic finish from the Fender Custom Shop. From the guitar maker's Custom Artist Series, the instrument is available in two finishes: two-color sunburst and aged white blonde. According to Fender, "the finish lets the two-piece select ash’s figure show through while looking and feeling like the guitar has seen countless gigs." It was announced at the NAMM Winter Show in Anaheim, California on January 19.

Like the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster, the Journeyman Relic features a special soft V-shaped maple neck, three Vintage Noiseless pickups, blocked tremolo and an imprint of EC’s signature on the headstock. Complete specs for the gearheads:

Model Name: Journeyman Relic Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster
Model Number: 1507002803 (2-color sunburst) / 1507002801 (aged white blonde)
Series: Custom Artist
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Maple Rift Sawn
Neck Shape: Soft V
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
Position Inlays: Micarta Black
Bridge Pickup: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. Master TBX Tone Control, Tone 2. Master Active Mid Boost (0-25dB). Mid boost kit
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: Blocked American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Eggshell
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

More info from Fender here.

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