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RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Jan 28th, 2013 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Got it.

Right, flame on a SB does not work for me either.

dave1

canada

Feb 3rd, 2013 10:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a 2006 Team built Clapton in Mercedes Blue with a flame neck . Great guitar. I always wanted that Hyde park guitar from the moment I watched the concert.I even contemplated switching out the the vintage noiseless for lace sensors to get that true look/sound. I just don't have it in me to start messing with an original custom shop guitar.

However, these past few months I have been wanting a black Clapton with a flame neck. There is just something true about Clapton and a black strat.

I have never been a fan of the peweter or EC Gray. I would love to see a two tone Clapton . I have a 56 NOS Strat as well and requested that it have a flame neck but was told by my dealer that it wasn't an option. I was told that if I wanted it to be a flame neck than it would have to be a masterbuilt.They called Fender at the time and were told this directly. I found it very strange as the year pervious when I bought the Clapton I was offered different levels of flame options at different price points. Given that both were team built guitars and the fact that there were plently of 56 NOS out there with flame necks it didn't make any sense at all. In the end I did settle for the plain neck .Looking back I'm happy that the 56 now has a plain neck but it would also look nice with a flame neck like my Clapton.

(This message was last edited by dave1 at 10:03 AM, Feb 3rd, 2013)

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Feb 4th, 2013 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi dave1-

I seem to remember you from the old EC thread!

Well, after years of CS EC ownership, I think that I am favoring my plain neck CS ECs as far as "player guitars". Of course the flamed neck versions look better. The flamed neck versions have a more refined feel, but at least for this week :-), I like the more conventional feel of the plain neck. Maybe the flamed necks are a little bit harder maple? They feel more sophisticated, but a bit "glassier" also.


dave1

canada

Feb 4th, 2013 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can see a Black Clapton with a flame neck in my near future for sure. It would be amazing if they issued a Crash 1 replica. That was the guitar he was using when I got to see him for the first time. I think many would line up if the custom shop issued a copy of Crash 1.

I was big fan of the Daphne blue limited issue as well. The plain pale neck fit that guitar perfect.

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Feb 6th, 2013 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had the opportunity to score a used Daphne, but I couldn't pull the trigger. That color works for EC, but at the corner bar where I jam..."not so much".

kego
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Give me a second to think of something..
Feb 6th, 2013 11:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I modded a daphne blue 50's RI (MIM) with Clapton electronics. It works in a pinch, but the neck is a good bit different. That one is brighter than my real EC's too.

dave1

canada

Feb 12th, 2013 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I will be getting my second custom Clapton next week. It's an Olympic White team built with a light flame neck. I always wanted the "From the Cradle" strat . In my opinion Clapton was at his very best during the time when he was using the White and Mercedes blue Strats.

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Feb 15th, 2013 10:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Regarding street prices, I have 5 CS TB ECs. I paid $1800 for a plain neck new and $2100 for flamed neck new in 2005 up to 2007.
I see them advertised for double these days! What are people paying new these days for a CS TB EC these days?

kego
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Feb 17th, 2013 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I se them at around 3500 a lot. I suspect you can get them a bit cheaper. Used ones can be usually a good bit cheaper.

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Feb 17th, 2013 02:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow 3.5K street price or list? Remember the "minimal advertised pricing" that was enacted a while back?

kego
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Feb 17th, 2013 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, that's the "advertized" price I reckon. The only one I bought lately was about a year and a half ago at Wildwood. They had one that was a grand less than the others (they had three black w/ flamed necks). Apparently Fender let's them sell occasional guitars as "used" even though they are brand new.

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Mar 8th, 2013 08:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So March 14th, Eric will be launching the new tour.....predictions on the guitar? He changes up every once in a while. The EC Grey out?

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Mar 15th, 2013 02:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From the few photos I have seen, it looks like he is still using the Grey.

tonyinbermuda
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It's got to get better in a little while
Mar 22nd, 2013 04:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone seen the tour? The setlist looks interesting...Hello Old Friend (haven't seen that since the 70's), and My Father's Eyes and Tears In Heaven are back in.

I'm planning to go to one of the MSG shows.

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Mar 23rd, 2013 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not coming to my area...I have seen him a few times in the last 10 years.

kego
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Give me a second to think of something..
Apr 4th, 2013 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'll be at MSG for both nights of the Crossroads Festival.

Can't wait!

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Apr 4th, 2013 12:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I saw you posted that in Moe's.
Enjoy!

Elliot
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Jun 1st, 2013 10:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Alright dudes? Glad to see you're all still alive & well!

I got another one back in Dec '12.

A Black TB with plain maple neck. Standard spec except for body paint which is super-thin nitro finish, which picks up marks & scuffs very easily. Looks more like the black CS ones Eric used to use.



kego
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Give me a second to think of something..
Jun 7th, 2013 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Elliot!!

I got a black one with an AA flamed neck in 2011. It's a CS version, and is now in regular rotation with the others.

Great to see you - I hope all is well in your world!

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Jun 19th, 2013 04:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey Elliot! They let you back in here? He...he....

We do talk occasionally in that other forum that shall go nameless.

"Standard spec except for body paint which is super-thin nitro finish".........and lefty I presume?

I am happily playing my Mercedes Blue and two of my flamed neck Blackies out on gigs and for jamming.

My Midnight Blue is my fav.....I have my other mint flamed Blackie and these two stay home.

So, EC grey is EC's main squeeze now.....

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