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Fender & Clapton Team For 9/11 Trib

Fender has created three limited edition custom guitars Eric Clapton will play during his fall tour before they are donated to first responder organizations that suffered losses during and following the terror attacks in New York on 9/11/2001.  The idea for the guitars came from Minnesota fire fighter who made his way to New York in less than a day to do what he could to help after the planes struck the World Trade Center towers.  The three Fender Strats feature custom graphics depicting the heroic efforts of the NYPD, the New York Fire Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Each includes a badge and commendation pins awarded to members that valiantly attempted to rescue people that awful morning.  Although not a guitarist himself, the fireman, Tommy Clarke, is a long-time friend of EC.  Someone in Clapton's office hooked him up with the Custom Shop of the legendary guitar company and the idea took off from there.


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