Here we have a very special Strat, a 2001 “Blackie” Eric Clapton tribute. The original Blackie is a so called “partscaster”, made from the best parts of three late ‘50s Strats that Clapton picked up in Nashville in 1970. This guitar became a true workhorse, serving Slowhand almost exclusively on recordings and live for over a decade. Blackie can be heard on the studio recordings of such hits as “Cocaine”, “I Shot the Sheriff”, and “Lay Down Sally”. This 2001 Strat is a tribute to that legendary guitar, adorned with Clapton’s decal signature, and the affectionate name on the headstock. More than just a tribute, this guitar is loaded with three noiseless Fender pick-ups and looks striking with its black pickguard on black finish. With a straight neck and only light hashing on the finish, this guitar is in excellent condition and ready to belt out some Clapton style blues. Ships in a hard-shell case by Gator.
Weight: 8 lbs 2 oz.
8.5/10 (excellent condition) 2001-2002 Made in the USA
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