24 June 1999
A 1997 Fender Broadcaster Relic
Serial No. 0050, in blonde finish, body with single cutaway, maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, twenty-one fret fingerboard with dot inlays, two pickups, two rotary controls, selector switch, bridge baseplate with three adjustable saddles and black pickguard; and a tweed contour case with brown plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten adhesive paper label J.Black-Relic-C.Shop Fender-Tele-Blonde 050; the case containing a guitar strap and a bridge baseplate cover
Fender supplied this guitar to Eric Clapton in 1997.
Eric Clapton said that he .."liked this guitar" and the .."idea of making distressed instruments..".
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