A collection of 29 guitars owned and used by Eric Clapton are up for sale.
Nashville’s Gruhn Guitars in Tennessee are offering a variety of vintage and modern guitars, including a 1941 Martin 000-45 Clapton purchased from Gruhn in 2005, up for $150,000. A two-tone sunburst finish 2014 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster, one of his main guitars in 2014, is also available for $42,500.
There are also two pre-World War Two Martin acoustic guitars, Custom Shop/Masterbuilt Fender Stratocasters, Gretsch, Roland, and Gibson electric solidbody and hollowbody guitars, vintage and modern D’Angelico guitars and an Epiphone Les Paul autographed by Les Paul.
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Gruhn Guitars CEO George Gruhn tells Guitar World: “Eric Clapton first visited my shop in 1970 when Derek & the Dominos performed on The Johnny Cash Show. He assembled his famous ‘Blackie’ Stratocaster using components from the four Stratocasters he bought from me and parts he purchased from Sho-Bud Guitars around the corner from my shop the same day.
“Over the years, Eric and I have remained in touch, made a good number of instrument deals, and he has frequently visited Gruhn Guitars when he passes through Nashville. It is very meaningful to have a friend like Eric Clapton who shares my love of guitars and uses the instrument to such great effect.
“Everyone at Gruhn Guitars feels incredibly honored to represent him in offering a group of very fine instruments from his collection.”
For more information, visit the Gruhn Guitars website.
Eric Clapton tour dates 2017
Mar 19: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Mar 20: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Mar 25: Los Angeles Forum, CA
Mar 26: Los Angeles Forum, CA
May 22: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
May 24: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
May 25: London Royal Albert Hall, UK