Limited Edition Eric Clapton Blind Faith Telecaster® by Todd Krause


Model #: 9216060769
Limited Edition Eric Clapton Blind Faith Telecaster® by Todd Krause, Maple Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst

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1969 was a banner year for festivals, with one of the most musically influential being the Hyde Park concert on June 7th, 1969 when supergroup Blind Faith made its debut before 120,000 people. While they played most of their first album, along with a cover or two as nods to friends in attendance, Eric Clapton wielded a unique instrument—a modified 1964 Telecaster Custom that sported an unusual headstock and heavy wear patterns on the maple fingerboard. Later he revealed he had swapped the original Tele neck with its rosewood fingerboard for the Strat neck from “Brownie”, his famous ’56 Strat because he preferred its tone and comfortably broken-in “Soft V” profile. Master Builder Todd Krause has replicated this guitar in painstakingly precise detail for the Custom Shop—and added a few inspired touches, like a special neck plate commemorating the date of the concert. Limited to 50 guitars worldwide, we are proud to add this instrument to our legacy, memorializing the famous Hyde Park Blind Faith concert.

The two-piece, select alder double-bound body wears a Journeyman Relic® lacquer finish that displays the scars it earned during its service with Clapton and will wear in a personal way. Krause added a tinted maple neck with a “Custom V”-shaped profile, cloned directly from “Brownie”. Hosting a 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 vintage-size frets, it displays Clapton’s exact wear patterns along the sides and fingerboard. The duo of Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’63 pickups are period-accurate, packed with authentic Fender tone and connected with ’63-style wiring to the 3-way pickup switch. Other features include 3-ply parchment pickguard, ’64 Tele® bridge with three threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes a custom deluxe hardshell case, custom strap, custom neck plate with the date of the Hyde Park concert as the serial number and special Certificate of Authenticity, personally signed by Clapton.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Limited Edition Eric Clapton Blind Faith Telecaster® by Todd Krause, Maple Fingerboard, Faded 3-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9216060769
Series: Limited Edition
Color: Faded 3-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Binding: 1-Ply White
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape: "V" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Style
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Headstock: Stratocaster
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '63 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '63 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: Single Coil

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Threaded Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Relic® Chrome-Plated Hardware
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Custom Strap; Special Certificate of Authenticity