Fender Eric Clapton Signature Model ‘Blackie’ Stratocaster 2008 with Original Hard Shell Case

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Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton ‘Blackie’ Signature Model 2008 OHSC

Experience the peerless Strat style of Slowhand himself with the Eric Clapton Stratocaster, one of our most acclaimed and enduring artist signature models. With classic design and special features that give it exceptional tonal versatility and effortless feel worthy of one of the world’s greatest names in rock and blues, it puts pure Clapton Stratocaster tone and feel straight into your hands.

The “soft V” neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) on the Eric Clapton Stratocaster has a distinctly comfortable fretting-hand feel that takes the more pronounced sharpness of a ’50s “V” profile and “softens” it into a somewhat more rounded shape. Ideal for players with larger hands whose thumb extends over the edge of the fingerboard.

The first tone control knob operates this guitar’s TBX (Treble Bass Expander) tone circuitry. The knob has a detent at the center position (5) and works like a normal tone control from zero to the detent. Turning the knob clockwise from the detent adds presence and brightness; turning it counterclockwise from the detent rolls off high frequencies. The second tone control knob functions as an active mid-boost control. Turning it clockwise boosts mid and bass frequencies while decreasing treble frequencies.

The Eric Clapton Stratocaster comes with an easily removable wood block installed between the tremolo block and tremolo cavity wall to keep it from moving, as specified by the great guitarist himself.

Urethane guitar body finishes are especially strong and durable, and will hold colors with great vividness, sheen and clarity for extraordinarily long periods. The fingerboard radius is an important spec that describes the amount of curvature across the width of the fingerboard. This instrument’s modern 9.5″ fingerboard radius is slightly more flattened than a vintage-style radius, but still with enough arc to provide a natural and notably comfortable fretting-hand feel, and to make bending notes easier.

Our ‘Blackie’ Strat comes to us in very good condition. You can see that the pickguard and rear trem spring cover have aged a bit and darkened over time giving them more of a vintage parchement look. There are some scratches above the rear cover on the back of the guitar. These are pictured above in dramatic lighting as they are essentially invisible depending on the angle of the guitar. There are also two small dings on the upper horn pictured above and a scratch on the front of body. The Trem cavity has a crack at the corners at the screws. 

It’s been freshly set up with .9-.42 gauge strings and ships in it’s original Fender tweed hard shell case with all original case candy, trem bar and more. 


  • Make: Fender
  • Model: Stratocaster
  • Sub-Model: Eric Clapton ‘Blackie’ Signature Model
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish: Gloss Uretahne
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: SZ8213900
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Weight: 7 lbs 13.5 oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Finger Board: Maple
  • Neck Radius: 9.5″
  • Neck Profile: Soft V
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • Nut Width: 1.65″
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Frets: 22 Vintage Style
  • Pickup Config: SSS
  • Neck Pickup: Vintage Noiseless Single Coil
  • Middle Pickup: Fender Vintage Noiseless Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Vintage Noiseless Single Coil
  • Pickguard: Single-Ply White
  • Pots: 1-Volume, Master TBX Tone Control, Tone 2, Master Active Mid Boost kit(0-25dB, 9volt) (Factory)
  • Switch: 5-Way Blade Switch
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender American Vintage with Oval Heads
  • Bridge: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
  • Knobs: White Top Hat
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


  • Overall Condition: ✯✯✯✯☆
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Additional information

Weight30 lbs
Dimensions45 × 18 × 6 in

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Eric Clapton 'Blackie' Stratocaster