Fender just announced its first-ever signature amps–the Eric Clapton Twinolux, Eric Clapton Tremolux, and Eric Clapton Vibro-Champ are all based on Slowhand’s specifications.
– From the Premier Guitar Facebook Page
The information was minimal, so I did a little digging…and I read that Fender’s Visitor Center recently opened next to their Corona factory.
The visitor center encompasses a modest museum with exhibits on Fender legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck.
Visitors also will encounter a salute to the company’s founder, electric guitar innovator Leo Fender, on their way into a showroom filled with guitar equipment, accessories and memorabilia, as well as a room where potential customers can create their own customized guitar on the spot. Digging a bit further on the web I read this on Daddys.com/Blog:
One of the most exciting exhibits in the hall gave us the first look at Fender’s only signature amplifers, the Eric Clapton Series. It consists of three amplifiers, the 5 watt Vibro Champ ($999), the 12 watt Tremolux with English made Celestion G12-65 ($2295) and the 40 watt Twinolux with a Special Design Weber 12” speaker ($2999).
These amps are all hand wired in Corona and encased in a finger-joined solid pine cabinet that is covered with an antiqued golden -brown tweed. Clapton has been heavily involved in the design of these amps, you can bet they’re full of tone.
More to come as more information becomes available… stay tuned!