FENDER ERIC CLAPTON STRATOCASTER ARTIST SERIES - TORINO RED
There's no bigger name in the guitar world than Eric Clapton, a legend with a career that spans over 40 years and is one musician that can play any instrument he chooses. He chooses the FENDER Eric Clapton Artist Series Strat. That's right, the same guitar as this (though his comes with a custom paint job these days).
You might think that a famous guitarist like Eric Clapton would pick some amazingly figured maple and ash, but in truth, other than the custom paint jobs, this is Eric's guitar. And once you play it, you'll see why he never asked for anything more. You start with a lightweight alder body with a Torino Red polyurethane finish and single-ply white pickguard. With the active 25dB midrange boost and TBX circuitry you can go from crystal clear tone to a full-throated growl with the simple spin of a knob. Combine that with three of the latest versions of fender's Vintage Noiseless pickups and Eric's personal choice of a "blocked" American vintage synchronized tremolo, and you have the makings of a truly soulful instrument.