Fender 9/11 Tribute Guitars

The three September 11 tribute custom Stratocaster guitars gives reverence to the three major organizations that first came to help the people trapped inside the World Trade Center despite knowing the risks.

Fender pays tribute to these three heroic organizations: New York Fire Department, New York City Police Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, for the terrible price that they had to pay to help save lives on that tragic day.

These guitars were born from the idea of Tommy Clarke, a New York firefighter, whom after spending time as a rescuer himself, collected 9/11 related medals, pins, badges and other commendations. Being a friend of Eric Clapton, the idea was brought to Fender's office and was promptly put into work. Tommy Clarke's collections are the commendation paraphernalia that Fender used on the three custom guitars.

Each of the three guitars have custom made art finish providing imagery related to each of the organizations and to the events of that day. Designed into the finish of each custom built Stratocaster are a number of commendation badges and pins which depicts the events of 9 11. One particularly noteworthy badge that each of the guitar has inlaid is a badge that notes the number of fallen officers, paramedics and firefighters: 37 for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 23 for the New York City Police Department, and 343 for the New York City Fire Department.

Fender will be displaying the three guitars at an event in California around mid September. Then Eric Clapton will be using the 9/11 tribute strats on the fall dates of his 2011 world tour. After that, they will be donated to the specific agency that they were designed for.

For further details on each of the September 11 Fender Custom Shop Tribute Stratocaster guitars, head to http://www.fendercustomshop.com.

Here are some images of the Fender 9/11 Tribute Stratocasters:

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Wow and thanks to the Firefighter and Eric Clapton for bringing these to us!!!!!!!!

This is the greatest tribute

This is the greatest tribute I have seen for anyone that spent any real time on the pile...thank you Eric and Tommy Some people just want to forget. We couldn't if we wanted to.

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