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Post subject: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:46 pm
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Guys, saw an Eric Clapton Strat for sale in candy green color. I thought the color looked kind of cool, but my wife thought it didn't look that hot for rock & roll. I guess green is a color you either like or hate, not sure what I think about green for a guitar. He was asking around 1300.00 for it and it looked close to mint. Too much? What's your opinion on the green color? Thanks.


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:52 pm
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Make sure its real and then snatch it up. That color is kinda rare. Thats not a bad price.


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:06 pm
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If it checks out, TAKE IT!

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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:19 pm
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I agree with both the previous posters!!

If I had the scratch I'd snatch!! :P


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:26 pm
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sounds like a good deal


just looking at it i think the candy green would look better with rosewood.

I love green strats i have a 62 reissue surf green


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:46 pm
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The Candy Green finish is now discontinued.

The products site shows the guitar available in black, olympic white, pewter and torino red.


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:57 pm
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cechansler wrote:
just looking at it i think the candy green would look better with rosewood.


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:25 pm
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I believe this was a color option before EC let them do one in black (he resisted it for a bit). I think it was called 7-up green. Like others have said, If you have the $$ grab it while you can if it is the real thing.

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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:17 pm
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One other thing, the guitar has Lace Sensor pickups, not Noiseless. Owner said they used the Lace Sensors before they went to the Noiseless. Does anyone know if that's correct? Thanks.


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:27 pm
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Yes that is correct


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:21 pm
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Also, as far as the rosewood fretboard goes, if you can find one, it would be a rare bird indeed as I read only 94 Clapton models were made with the rosewood board before they were discontinued. Now THAT would be one to grab up!


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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:58 pm
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I think Clapton used one of these 94 rosewood-neck models during a gig at Dallas in 1990.

I also recalled a couple of videos showing him playing an early 1960's sunburst rosewood-neck Strat in 1986/1987 during rehearsals for the Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll shows with Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson and Keef RiffHard.

Here's a couple of shots featuring Eric while playing an SRV Strat onstage with Carlos Santana in April 28th, 2000.

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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:11 am
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I have a 1991 green EC strat with the 3 lance sensors that i got used in 2003.Out of 20 guitars, its my no.1, killer neck, sounds incredible,plus unusual colour,dont worry your wife will love it!!!!

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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:15 am
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I had asked members of the forum here 6 months ago which should i keed a VG or EC strat and the majority said keep the EC and they were right.

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Post subject: Re: Candy Green E.C. Strat
Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:31 am
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fretlesswonder wrote:
One other thing, the guitar has Lace Sensor pickups, not Noiseless. Owner said they used the Lace Sensors before they went to the Noiseless. Does anyone know if that's correct? Thanks.


To fill in the blanks a bit Fender used Lace Sensors from the time the guitar came out (circa early 1988) to 2001 when they switched to the Vintage Noiseless.


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