Eric Clapton’s 1986 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Prototype (V000008)
This is the second of the three prototypes that Eric received from Fender in early 1986. Since this guitar is identical to the red prototype (aside from the color obviously) please refer to Eric Clapton’s 1986 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Prototype (V000007) page for more information. Regarding the finish on this one, it was a custom color based on one of Eric Mercedes cars.
As pointed out by John in the comments, this guitar was fitted with a 22-fret neck in 1988. If any additional information comes up regarding this specific prototype it’ll be added up in the future.
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#V000008 has given a 22-fret neck a week before the Shoreline concert in September 21st, 1988. This replacement neck was made from a single piece of birdseye maple by former Fender Senior Master Builder Michael Stevens, founder and CEO of Stevens Guitars.