24 June 1999
A 1994 Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniversary Concert Edition Model
in wine red finish, with gold-plated metal parts, neck plate engraved 11 of 40 To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of The Fender Stratocaster, metal back plate engraved "Curves Contours & Body Horns" The Concert and Documentary Schemeglobal Productions, bird's-eye maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, back of headstock with printed transfer Custom Shop F USA, twenty-one fret fingerboard with dot inlays, three pickups, three rotary controls, tremolo bridge/tailblock and white pickguard; and a tweed rectangular hardshell case with red plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten adhesive paper label Fender Red Strat. Dark Blood - 40th Anniv Ltd Edit 1-of 40; case containing various parts including tremolo arm and bridge cover, strap, lead and Fender certificate
These instruments were brought out to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the commercial launch of the Fender Stratocaster in 1954.
Eric Clapton said that he played this guitar at home.
Fender Strat 40th Aniversary Edition/Wine Red
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