We partnered with Fender Custom Shop to craft a tribute to Eric Clapton's "Blind Faith" Telecaster. Originally a '64 bound Tele Custom, Clapton swapped in the neck from his famed "Brownie" '56 Strat and famously played the guitar in one of Blind Faith's first public shows in London's Hyde Park.
See Clapton's reaction to the guitar from our visit to his home in England and hear from Fender Custom Shop VP of Product Development Mike Lewis and Master Builder Todd Krause on the research and craftsmanship that went into recreating this unique instrument.
As part of the 2019 Crossroads Collection, each guitar comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Eric Clapton, and a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of this guitar will be donated to benefit Clapton's Crossroads Centre Antigua. The Crossroads Centre is a substance abuse treatment and recovery facility, and the beneficiary of the Crossroads Guitar Festival.