24 June 1999
A 1987 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model
Serial No. SE900427, in custom Torino red finish, maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, twenty-two fret fingerboard with dot inlays, three Fender Lace Sensor pickups, three rotary controls, selector switch, tremolo bridge/tailblock and white pickguard; and a tweed rectangular hardshell case with orange plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten tie-on label Red E C. Strat /?SE900427 and adhesive paper label similarly inscribed
Fender supplied this guitar to Eric Clapton in 1987.
Eric Clapton said that he chose the colour of this guitar to match the red Ferrari he had at the time. Lee Dickson recalled that this guitar was kept as a studio and rehearsal spare.
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