There are essentially three tiers to the EC Strat: Masterbuilt Clapton Strat. For his personal guitars Clapton will have a custom guitar built by one of the master builders- usually Todd Krause. This guitar will reflect what Clapton currently wants. A slightly different neck profile, 3-way vs 5-way switch, TBX vs no TBX, color ect. If you order a masterbuilt Clapton Strat it will reflect the specs that Clapton is currently asking for from the Fender team Custom Shop Clapton Strat: Basic features are the same as your production model Clapton Strat, but with more finish options, no signature on the front of the headstock, better quality wood and tram built using the CS CNC machines and team members. Standard Clapton Strat: Built off the line in Corona, CA. All are great guitars. I’d love to have one.