NAMM NEWS 2017: Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Journeyman Relic Stratocaster

Since the release of the Fender American Professional series earlier this year, we’ve all been waiting with crossed fingers for Fender see what Fender will bring to the table. They did not disappoint and reveal the new Eric Clapton Journeyman Relic Stratocaster.

Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Journeyman Relic Stratocaster

eric clapton journeyman relic

In addition to the craftily-aged finish, the new model features a two-piece ash body (as opposed to the Select Alder of the Custom Artist Series guitar), a maple rift-sawn neck and three Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat pickups.

Mirroring Eric Clapton’s personal specs, the original Eric Clapton Signature model born in the Fender Custom Shop just got cooler with a new Journeyman Relic finish.

The new finish lets the two-piece select ash’s figure show through while feeling like it’s seen countless gigs.

Offering a special soft V-shaped maple neck, three Vintage Noiseless pickups, blocked tremolo and Clapton’s signature on the headstock along with the smooth feel and authentic sound of the original the Journeyman Relic Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster is one of our finest creations.