Any details on Claptons Tele w/Strat neck during his Blind Faith days?

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    fast ricky love Supporting Member

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    What year was the Tele body and Strat neck? Any other mods to that guitar? It sounds so great on the Live at Hyde Park DVD IMO!
     
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    I was just watching that DVD yesterday. I wish they stayed together longer, and he used that guitar more. I can't help you at all, but I agree, I love that concert and that guitar.
     
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    first post here. good time to jump in. Blind Faith is my favorite.

    The neck he used is from Brownie. (The '56 sunburst Strat made famous on the Layla record a year later.)

    The body is from an early 60's Telecaster Custom. He had the Tele when he was with Cream, though it had a rosewood fretboard Stratocaster neck at that time. You can see pictures of him in Cream from early '68 with the Tele.

    I used to own a Fender CS Mark Kendrick Masterbuilt version of this Blind Faith Tele. I should never have let that one go.
     
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    Any details on getting a guitar like this? I know zero about Fenders!
     
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    Ah, doing a search now shows Fender made these to '72. Any years to avoid or are they all potentially good?

    What's the difference between a Tele neck and Strat neck?
     
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    The main difference is around the neck joint - you'll have a round gap but I can't remember whether that is with a Tele neck on a Strat body or vice versa.
    Of course that doesn't take it into account the various neck profiles on both Strat and Teles over the years....

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Strat = round heel, Tele = square heel. You can use a Strat neck in a Tele pocket, but the corners will show unless you make a custom pickguard for a 21 fret'er, or use a 22 fret neck.
     

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