Eric Clapton's Beloved Blackie® Stratocaster
re-created by Fender's Custom Shop


  • Re-creation of Clapton's famed guitar featured throughout the 70's & 80's
  • Clapton's albums 461 Ocean Boulevard, Slowhand, No Reason to Cry, and Just One Night, among others, were all recorded with BLACKIE®
  • Only 185 guitars offered for sale in the United States — all available exclusively through Guitar Center

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    Thank you for your interest in purchasing a Blackie replica! We anticipate very high demand for this unique guitar, and offer the following guidelines to speed your purchase. For more information, please contact your local Guitar Center.
    • Available for sale November 24th, 2006 at 7am PST / 8am MST / 9am CST/ 10am EST. Calls will not be accepted in the call center until November 24th, 2006 at 7am PST / 8am MST / 9am CST/ 10am EST.
    • Guitar Center is the USA EXCLUSIVE retailer with 175 guitars available at our stores, and another 10 available via our website Call Center at 866-498-7882.
    • "Blackie" has an MSRP of $24,000 with a Guitar Center Guaranteed Lowest Price of $20,000.00*
    • To help accommodate our customers, we encourage you to arrange financing prior to the November 24th launch. This will facilitate the processing of personal checks, wire-transfers, etc.
    • Due to the anticipated high demand, the best chance for a customer to buy a "Blackie" is to arrange credit in advance, and be first in line at one of our stores.
    • At 7AM PST November 24th, "Blackie" is to be sold on a first come, first served basis. Sales are limited to one per customer, no dealers please.
    • A significant portion of the proceeds will go to the Crossroads Centre, Antigua, founded by Eric Clapton. For more information about the Crossroads Centre, Antigua, please visit http://crossroadsantigua.org.
    We wish our customers every success with this unique event. The reissue of "Blackie" will undoubtedly be a memorable occasion for music lovers and guitar aficionados worldwide.

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    Experience Blackie
    Although Blackie can be purchased at any Guitar Center retail store, you can view Blackie on display (starting November 10th, 2006) at the following Guitar Center stores:

    Store Address City State  Zip
    LITTLE ROCK 12315 Chenal Parkway, Ste. A Little Rock AR 72211-2723
    PHOENIX 2772 West Peoria St. Phoenix AZ  85029
    SCOTTSDALE 8949 East Indian Bend Road Scottsdale AZ 85250-8504
    TEMPE 1245 W Elliot Road , Suite 115 Tempe AZ 85284-1113
    CONCORD 1280 Willow Pass Rd.Ste. B Concord CA 94520-5231
    EL TORO 23811 El Toro Road #A Lake Forest CA 92630-4743
    FOUNTAIN VALLEY 18361 Euclid St. Fountain Valley CA 92708-6113
    HOLLYWOOD 7425 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90046-3403
    SACRAMENTO 2120 Alta Arden Expressway Sacramento CA 95825-2221
    SAN BERNARDINO 925 East Hospitality Lane San Bernardino CA 92408-2829
    SAN DIEGO 8825 Murray Drive La Mesa CA 91492-3327
    SAN FRANCISCO 1645 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco CA 94109-3608
    SAN JOSE 3677 Stevens Creek Blvd Santa Clara CA 95051-7335
    SHERMAN OAKS 14209 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks CA 91423-2714
    ARVADA 8601 Sheridan Blvd Suite G Arvada CO 80003-1439
    HALLENDALE 1101 W. Hallendale Beach Blvd. Hallendale FL 33009-5257
    WINTER PARK(ORL) 520 N Orlando Ave, Suite 130 Winter Park FL 32789-7314
    ATLANTA 1485 Northeast Expressway Atlanta GA 30329-2301
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 2375 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights IL 60005-4501
    CENTRAL CHICAGO 2633 North Halsted Chicago IL 60614-2301
    HIGHLAND PARK 143 South Skokie Valley Road Highland Park IL  60035
    VILLA PARK 298 W. Roosevelt Rd. Villa Park IL  60181
    INDIANAPOLIS 8475 Castleton Corner Drive Indianapolis IN 46250-3580
    OVERLAND PARK 6700 W. 119th St. Overland Park KS 66209-2012
    NEW ORLEANS 1000 S Clearview Pkwy, Suite 1040 Harahan LA 70123-2320
    BOSTON 750 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215-1208
    TOWSON 1524 E Joppa Road Towson MD 21286-5911
    ROCKVILLE 12401 Twinbrook Pkwy Rockville MD 20852-1630
    SOUTHFIELD 29555 Northwestern Hwy Southfield MI 48034-1064
    CANTON 39415 Ford Road Canton Township MI 48187-4320
    EDINA 3650 Hazelton Road Edina MN 55435-4211
    SPRINGFIELD 160 Route 22 Springfield NJ 07081-3123
    PARAMUS 154 W State Route 4 Paramus NJ 07652-1224
    CHERRY HILL 2100 Route 38, Ste. 1A Cherry Hill NJ 08002-2043
    LAS VEGAS 3085 E Tropicana Las Vegas NV 89121-7311
    MANHATTAN 25 West 14th Street Manhattan NY 10011-7402
    CLEVELAND 26635 Brookpark Road N Olmsted OH 44070-3137
    CLACKAMAS 13029 South East 84th Ave Clackamas OR 97015-9798
    NASHVILLE 721 Thompson Lane Nashville TN 37204-4644
    ARLINGTON 721 Ryan Plaza Dr. Arlington TX 76011-3855
    AUSTIN 2525 W Anderson Lane, Suite 200 Austin TX 78757-1148
    CENTRAL DALLAS 7814 N Central Expressway Dallas TX 75206-1902
    HOUSTON 7729 Westheimer Rd. Houston TX 77063-4618
    NORTH DALLAS 4519 LBJ Freeway Farmers Branch TX 75244-5923
    SAN ANTONIO 7325 San Pedro St. San Antonio TX 78216 - 6225
    RICHMOND 9128 W. Broad Street Richmond VA 23294-5805
    VIRGINIA BEACH 5483 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach VA 23461-1744
    SEATTLE 530 Westlake Ave North Seattle WA 98109-4303

    * Attention Guitar Center Customers: The "Fender Tribute Series Blackie Stratocaster" is excluded from the following: 1) All GC Credit Card Free-Financing Offers  2) GC's 30-Day Return Policy  3) GC's 30-Day Guaranteed Lowest Price


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