Looking For Clapton Sonic Blue Strat

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  1. zimbo

    zimbo Friend of Leo's

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    Do they actually make that model or is it a special order for Eric?
     
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    You mean this one?That's Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Eric Clapton Stratocaster, in Daphne Blue
     
  3. Del Pickup

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    It was a limited edition from the Custom Shop in 2010. I seem to recall Proguitarshop.com had some and possibly Wildwood Guitars but they're probably all gone now. I think it was described as daphne blue and not sonic blue.

    I actually refinished my old MIM strat in a colour very similar to this last year - I was actually looking for a lighter sonic blue colour but it came out somewhere between sonic and daphne blue! It was a rattle can colour from a local hardware store.
     

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    Nice Clapton guitar. Hard to find no doubt.
     
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    Beautiful shade of blue on any guitar. One of Fender's finest.
     
  6. zimbo

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    I have a blue clapton i would trade for the ec grey(in 2010 they made daphne blue and ec grey). i would prefer the grey. mine is mint and i have all paperwork, case candy, etc.
    paul, in ohio
     
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    I have seen Clapton Strat's in Sonic Blue. I almost bought one last year. I assumed it was a production color.
     
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    I'm hoping Fender starts producing either Sonic or Daphne blue Strats with increasing numbers. Between the 50's/60's player strats and the Blacktop ones as well, I keep being teased when I walk into GC or wherever. NEVER see a US model. Not that I'm a snob, but $600+ for MIM ($475+ blacktop) is getting pretty darn close to an American Standard used but mint. I'm hoping this is a setup to drive up interest and then maybe an FSR release or something.

    Anyway, good luck man looking for the Clapton version. I've been watching for daphne or sonic blue strats of any kind for 3 or 4 months and might have seen only 1 Clapton.
     
  10. Telesavalis

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    Erics Looks a lot like a '62. here's a photo of my 62 reissue - almost looks like its twin.
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    Daphne blue has a slight greenish tint to it. Sonic Blue is more baby blue colored. both are cool colors. This body is Sonic Blue.
     
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    I think I've seen him playing a sonic blue/maple neck combination myself.
     
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    That's Del's guitar, not Clapton's. Clapton and RW neck Fenders are pretty much
    mutually exclusive.
     
  13. Del Pickup

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    Thanks E5RSY!!! That's the first time I've ever seen my name used in the same sentence as Clapton's!!! So cool.............!!!!

    Maybe I should have my own signature model now that I'm almost famous!

    Hey Fender, you listening.........??????
     
  14. Del Pickup

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    And just in case anyone's even vaguely interested, here's the specs of my new signature model!

    MIM strat - lightly reliced body, finished in rattle can sonic-daphne blue; Fat 50's pups, no load tone controls, tone control on bridge pup and middle pup has no tone; Callaham trem block; 21 medium jumbo frets; staggered vintage tuners; kiwi polished tinted neck

    I have to say that it actually sounds every bit as good as my Custom Shop Clapton strat does - and has cost a lot less!
     

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    If you're looking for a US model, they made Daphne blue Hwy-1 strats back in 2007. I recently picked one up used with a maple fretboard. Traded a Joe Strummer tele for it.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIeAsOpavzE

    at 3:18 david gilmour is playing a daphne blue clapton signature model. it was given to him by dan smith of fender. mark knopfler is playing dave's red strar in this clip, also.
     
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    As an FYI, there's one of these for sale on ebay right now, saw it while browsing Fender CS Strats, googled it and found this thread so hopefully it's still of interest: Link to auction
     
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