What if I told you, you've got a chance to get your hands on not one, but two of Eric Clapton's guitars from his personal collection? Well there's an online auction going on right now through October 6th that will provide you that opportunity. Proceeds from the sale of these prized axes will go to his Crossroads Center in Antigua which provides support and treatment for addiction.
First up is a rare, #3 prototype for the Gibson Custom 1964 Firebird I. It recreates the guitar Clapton used on the Cream farewell tour in late 1968. Currently, (as of Sept. 27th) the high bid on that one is over $26,100. Next is an offering from the Fender Custom Shop Blind Faith Telecaster. It's been modified with a Strat neck, similar to the customized instrument Clapton played with Blind Faith at London’s Hyde Park in 1969. That Tele sits at $19,000 (as of 8:30pm, Sept. 27th.)
Each guitar will come with an authenticated letter from Clapton stating that they were in his personal collection. If you find yourself with a LOT of extra, "rainy day" money (or your kid's college fund) , you can visit the official website to place your bid HERE and see more pictures. Below is a great live clip from last weekend's Crossroads Guitar Festival where, Eric was joined by Peter Frampton (amongst more of the biggest names in music).
via Guitar World
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