Lace Equipment: Lace Gold Sensors
Eric Clapton nicknamed "Slowhand", is a Grammy Award winning British guitarist, singer and composer, who became one of the most respected and influential musicians of the rock-era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clapton is widely considered to be one of the most influential guitarists in popular music history.
Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and hard rock (with Cream). Clapton has also achieved great chart success in genres ranging from delta blues (the acoustic MTV Unplugged album), psychedelic rock ("Sunshine of Your Love"), pop ("Change the World") and reggae ("I Shot the Sheriff").
The first signature guitar that Fender ever made was for Clapton and included the Lace Gold Sensors. The rest is history.
Find out more about Clapton and his guitars at his website.