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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / George Harrison's Clapton Strat

jillfen

cuyahoga falls, OH

Jul 13th, 2016 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There's the famous story of how Clapton's "Blackie" came together. Clapton bought six strats at Sho-Bud Music in Nashville, gave one to Pete Townshend, one to Steve Winwood and one to George and assembled "Blackie" from the remaining three. I've often been curious about the strat presented to George. There's also the famous story concerning "Lucy", the Les Paul Clapton gifted to George and tons of documentation and photos about it, but I know nothing about the strat from the Nashville six. Anyone have any info, ideas, photos?

ecfan

New Jersey USA

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Jul 13th, 2016 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Harrison used a fifties white Strat at his concert for Bangladesh. I read somewhere that the writer thought this might be the one gifted to him by Clapton. The chronology would be correct. Now I'm curious- I'm going to do some research.

jillfen

cuyahoga falls, OH

Jul 13th, 2016 07:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Happened to come across this quote from George from "The Story of the Fender Stratocaster"-

“I don’t have a whole lot of Strats. I’ve got a sunburst one, one that Eric gave me quite a few years ago. There was one that was stripped to the wood that I gave to Spike Milligan. He was at my house one day with Peter Sellers – Peter was playing the drums, Spike was playing the piano, and I was playing guitar. Then Spike got off the piano and wanted to play the guitar, so I plugged him in to this Strat through a little Champ amplifier. He said, ‘Oh, I haven’t played for 30 years’, but he just picked it up and it sounded like Django Reinhardt or something. And I thought, well, that’s good. So when he left I put it in the case, and put it and the Champ in Peter Sellers’ boot and told him, 'When you drop Spike off give him this.’ So he uses it in his show now. It’s the Strat from the Concert for Bangladesh.” - George Harrison, The Story of the Fender Stratocaster

George used a maple neck sunburst on his 1974 Dark Horse Tour. It had two stickers on it. Wonder if this was the Clapton strat?

littleuch
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Florida

Jul 13th, 2016 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Rewatching Concert for Bangladesh recently I thought George's white Strat almost looked like Antigua.

jillfen

cuyahoga falls, OH

Jul 13th, 2016 10:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sort of looked that way but apparently the finish was just worn off around the edges. Odd way for it to wear.

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