Category: Eric Clapton Tribute 24ct Gold Stratocaster

“Eric Clapton Tribute”, 24ct Gold Leafed Stratocaster. Prepping the body.

The body and neck for the, EC inspired, gold leafed Stratocaste have arrived. I need to see how they marry up, and look to making a start on prepping the body. As well as sealing the wood, ready for gilding – I need to work out how to mount the Mid Range Boost circuitry within the standard Stratocaster configuration.

New project. “Eric Clapton Tribute”, 24ct Gold Leafed Stratocaster

I was pleased with the “Black Strat” build earlier this year, and I’ve been looking for a new project in a similar vein. Since I studied gilding a few years back – this gold leafed Stratocaster presented itself as an obvious challenge. Along with the “Black Strat” the original, Eric Clapton comissioned, Gold Stratocaster realised one of the top 10 prices for guitars at auction. There’s a theme developing…