Used Fender Eric Clapton Blackie Tribute Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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In 1970, Eric Clapton discovered a guitar shop in Nashville, Tennessee called Sho-Bud. He purc... Click To Read More About This Product

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Made In: United States

In 1970, Eric Clapton discovered a guitar shop in Nashville, Tennessee called Sho-Bud. He purchased six 1950s Stratocaster’s from Sho-Bud guitar shop for a few hundred dollars apiece. After gifting three of the instruments to George Harrison, Pete Townshend, and Steve Winwood, he took the best remaining parts and assembled one of the most famous guitars in rock history. Upon completion, similar to how he named “Brownie”, he named it Blackie after its black finish. This instrument became Clapton’s favorite instrument for many years to come. It played its first live performance January 13, 1973 at the Rainbow Concert. Clapton continued to play Blackie until 1985 when it was retired due to issues with the neck. In 1988, Blackie would be reborn. Fender designed and built the Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster according to Clapton’s specifications. In 2004, Blackie was sold for $959,500 at a Christie’s auction to support the Crossroads Centre to Guitar Center. Blackie would once again resu.

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