The holy grail for the ultimate Clapton fan!

Master Built reproduction of Eric Clapton's legendary maple neck Stratocaster known as 'Blackie'

The original Blackie was sold to Guitar Center for a world record price at the time of $959,500, Christie's New York, 24th June, 2004.
In 2006, Fender made 275 limited edition replicas of Blackie, this is one of them.

  • Limited Edition | Only 275 made worldwide
  • Complete with all accessories
  • Excellent Condition

The Guitar

  • Model: EC Blackie Tribute Stratocaster
  • Serial: YS448
  • Date: 10/18/06
  • Guitar Weight: 7lb 8.7oz
  • Built by Master Builder Yurij Shishkov
  • Body - Alder
  • Finish - Aged Black Nitrocellulose
  • Neck - Maple
  • Neck Profile - Soft "V"
  • Nut Width - 42mm
  • Radius - 9.5"
  • Pickups - Custom Wound Staggered Pole-Piece
  • Relic'd to look like the original 'Blackie' including cigarette burns on the headstock

The Case

A reproduction would not be authentic without re-creating the famous 'Duck Bros' flight case Clapton used to transport the 'Blackie'. You can read more about the story behind the case here. Fender have done an excellent job re-creating the case in the condition it was in when sold back in 2004.

The Contents

A collectors piece would not be complete without lots of goodies. This guitar is packed with them. 

  • Comes with 'Duck Bros' repro flight case. A reproduction of the flight case Eric Clapton uses to transport 'Blackie'.
  • Unopened (still in cellophane) Crossroads DVD & CD collection
  • Custom shop booklet including COA of build signed by Yuriy Shishkov
  • Fender Tribute COA signed by Eric Clapton
  • Guitar case candy (strap, cable, cloth, documentation, tremolo arm, bridge cover, backplate & accessories)
  • Thank you letter & information booklet from The Crossroads Antigua Foundation 
  • Christie's Guitar Auction 'Blackie' catalogue