FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.


Musician's Friend

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Antique Electronics Supply

Advertise here

Jensen Loudspeakers


Guitar Center

Apex Tube Matching

Amplified Parts

WD Music

* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder



Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

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


cuyahoga falls, OH

Jul 13th, 2016 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

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?


New Jersey USA

Jul 13th, 2016 05:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

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.


cuyahoga falls, OH

Jul 13th, 2016 07:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

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?

Contributing Member


Jul 13th, 2016 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

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


cuyahoga falls, OH

Jul 13th, 2016 10:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

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

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

Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:

Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2018 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved