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1997, FENDER STRATOCASTER, ERIC CLAPTON SIGNATURE MODEL

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1997, FENDER STRATOCASTER, ERIC CLAPTON SIGNATURE MODEL
The headstock bearing the logo Fender/STRATOCASTER/WITH SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO/Eric Clapton and SERIAL/NUMBER/SN7950067, the body in black finish with Volkswagen SOUND FOUNDATION logo and fitted with three Lace Sensor pickups; and original hardshell tweed case with jack cord, owner's manual and manufacturer's 'hang' tags, the case with adhesive tape inscribed by Lee Dickson VW Foundation Strat #7950067; accompanied by a large collection of promotional material from Eric Clapton's 1998 European and Japanese tours kindly donated by Virginia Lohle, including: a press pack with photographs, two flat picks, a lapel pin in the form of a Stratocaster guitar, a novelty eraser in the form of a Volkswagen Beetle, a t-shirt, baseball cap; and two compilation c.d.s produced for the tour

Lot Essay

LD: VW sponsored the 1998 Tour, and this guitar is one of a few Fender Strats. which were customised with the logos/artwork that were used in all the posters etc., for the tour. Every night the sponsors had a backstage party, for the staff of VW, in various towns and one of these customised Fenders would be present with a little amp... Nathan or someone would always be noodling on one of these. At the end of the tour, this previously unused one, was presented to Eric.

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