24 June 1999
A 1993 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model
Serial No. V065024, in ivory white finish, maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, twenty-two fret fingerboard with dot inlays, three Texas Special pickups, three rotary controls, selector switch, tremolo bridge/tailblock and white pickguard; and a tweed rectangular hardshell case with red plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten tie-on label WHITEY VO65024 L + L and adhesive label Fender Strat WHITEY L + L White - C. Shop - Texas Specials
Larry Brooks of Fender supplied this guitar to Eric Clapton in 1993.
According to Lee Dickson this guitar was kept as a rehearsal guitar, it is the only Strat made for Clapton with these Texas Special pickups. Clapton commented that he prefers Lace Sensor pickups.
Lee Dickson and Larry Brooks of Fender dreamt up the name Whitey for this guitar because it looked like a traditional Strat with visible pole pieces in keeping with Clapton's other named guitars, Blackie and Brownie. Clapton apparently didn't use this name himself.
Fender Strat 'Whitey'/Ivory White
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