1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars …

Eric Clapton auctions off 100 guitars.

1999 – Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at Antigua, and alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies. Among the stringed beauties auctioned off is “Brownie,” a 1956 sunburst Fender upon which he recorded his hit “Layla”; the instrument goes for a record-breaking $450,000.


from: http://www.xs4all.nl/~slowhand/ecfaq/guitars.html

Q: What was Clapton’s first guitar?
A: His first guitar was an acoustic Spanish Hoya. His first electric guitar was a double cutaway Kay.

Q: Where did “Blackie” come from?
A: In 1970, Clapton bought a handful of Stratocasters, Telecasters, and various other Fenders for $100.00 each at the Sho-Bud shop in Nashville, Tennessee. He took them back to England and gave one to George Harrison, one to Steve Winwood, and one to Pete Townshend. Clapton disassembled the remaining three and constructed “Blackie” out of the best components from each of them.

Q: Where is “Blackie” now?
A: “Blackie” was retired in 1985 after 15 years of faithful service. According to Clapton: “It’s at home. It’s off the road completely. I play it at home occasionally, but it is too precious for me to take out for fear of loss or breakage or something like that.”

Q: What is the Eric Clapton Signature Strat?
A: Dan Smith, the head of Fender guitars, approached Clapton to discuss a plan to create a guitar to Clapton’s specifications and market it under his name. Clapton told them to make an exact copy of “Blackie” (his favorite Strat), especially the shape of the neck. Clapton’s favorite neck was the “V” neck, like the early Martins. Fender made up a neck and put it on a Strat Elite guitar body for Clapton to try.  In the meantime, Fender made another prototype with a less V’ed neck that Clapton liked even more. Among the Elite’s features was a “mid boost” control, which on the Elite was meant to mimic the output and sound of a Gibson Les Paul. Clapton loved the boost (which he calls a “compressor”) and told Fender to keep it, but he wanted “more of the compressor”. The original prototype had 14 db of boost but Clapton wanted more than that. So, they put the guitar together with Lace Sensor pick-ups and a circuit that had a 25 db boost in the midrange at around 500 Hz [Guitar World, Dec 1989]  The guitar can be seen in an interview with Lee Dickson that ran in a 1985 issue of Guitar Player magazine. It’s a black Elite body with a different neck attached (quite easy to tell). The fact that Clapton’s favorite guitar was a Fender, apparently had nothing to do with the fact that his signature guitar is marketed by that company. The original production guitar was available in three colors — charcoal gray, Torino red, and 7-Up green. Per Clapton’s request, the color black was not offered initially, but was added as an option around 1991. Alpine white was also added about the time of the “Nothing But the Blues” tour.

Q: Where is Clapton’s famous psychedelic SG guitar from his days with the band Cream?
A: . The design on Clapton’s 1961 SG/Les Paul was done by The Fool, the Dutch group of artists (Simon and Marijke) that designed the album sleeve for the first pressing of the Beatles “Sgt. Peppers” album. Clapton first purchased this guitar in 1966/67, and was used on the first two Cream albums (Fresh Cream and Disraeli Gears), and on the Wheels of Fire live recordings.
The guitar is now in the collection of Todd Rundgren and the paint has been touched up.

Q: What kind of strings does Clapton use?
A: At least on his Strats, he uses Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies (.010) or Super Slinkies (.009).

Q: How did he do that?
A: Tabs of many of Clapton’s songs are available at The Slowhand Blues World tab archive. The tone and feeling is up to you, but the notes are here! In printed form, Hal Leonard (check in your local music store) sells many Clapton songbooks and stylebooks — some even contain a CD for easy playing.

Q: Has Clapton always played Fender guitars?
A: No. From about June 1965 until around 1970, Clapton played Gibson electric guitars almost exclusively. His reputation as a guitarist (i.e. “Clapton is God”) was developed with a Gibson guitar. In June 1965, when Clapton bought a second-hand, cherry sunburst Gibson Les Paul guitar, little did anyone know that he was about to change the history of the electric guitar. Clapton created a new electric guitar sound and employed an overdriven Marshall amplifier that provided the distortion, feedback, and sustain he needed for his trademark sound. Although not the first to use these electrical “by-products” to his advantage, he refined their use and combined them with his virtuoso abilities and, most importantly, angst-driven passion. Clapton’s blues solos during his days with John Mayall’s Blues Breakers could send shivers down the spine while bringing tears to the eyes.

The Gibson Les Paul model guitar that Clapton played, however, was a discontinued model, having been produced from 1952-1960. He subsequently purchased several more, but his favorite one was stolen during early Cream rehearsals in the summer of 1966. Clapton’s popularizing of the Les Paul model guitar affected the electric guitar world so much that Gibson decided to re-introduce and reissue the guitar in 1968.

If Clapton had not popularized the Gibson Les Paul guitar, it would have been consigned to the dust-bin of history. Today, vintage Gibson Les Paul sunburst guitars from the 1958-1960 are collector’s items.

Q: How did Clapton get the famous “woman-tone” in Cream?
A: According to Clapton, the “woman-tone” is achieved by rolling the tone control all the way off on either the neck or the bridge pickup of a guitar with humbucking pickups and the volume all the way up. Heavy strings and a bassy-sounding amp at high volume also helps to achieve that wooing, whooshing tone. In fact, a lot of Clapton’s “woman tone” was achieved this way [with a wah-wah pedal], with the pedal about three-quarters back from the forward position. (from Guitar Player magazine, Gear Guru, March 1993)

Q: What equipment set-up did Clapton use during [fill-in band name/date/tour here] ?
A: During his tenure with the Yardbirds, Clapton used a Vox AC-30 amplifier and a Fender Telecaster guitar.

In John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, Clapton used a 1960 model Les Paul Standard through a 45-watt, model-1962 Marshall 2-12 combo. The amp was stock except that the output tubes were replaced with KT66’s (which have a more refined mid-range and clearer top end than either EL34s or 6L6s). The amp was almost always turned up full volume, even in the studio. When the engineer complained that Clapton’s amp was too loud, Eric replied “That’s the way I play.” Clapton-fan and researcher, DeltaNick, has extensively researched the history of the Clapton Les Paul and contributed the following article, Clapton’s Bluesbreakers 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar.

In Cream, Clapton switched to 100-watt Marshall heads (JTM 45) and 4-12 cabinets (two full stacks). He also used a Vox wah-wah and occasionally a fuzz. After his Blues Breakers-era Les Paul was stolen, Clapton had several more Les Paul model guitars (presumably 1960 models because the neck on the 1960 model was significantly thinner than on previous models). He used Les Paul guitars exclusively until 1967, having used at least three different Les Paul Standard model guitars in 1966 (the latter two — one of which was borrowed — with Cream). Sometime in 1967, Clapton started using the 1961 Gibson SG-style Les Paul (the famous psychedelic guitar). He switched to a single pick-up Gibson Firebird I during the Spring of 1968 and then switched between the Firebird and a Gibson ES-335 “block” guitar for the remainder of Cream and for Cream’s farewell concert.

In Blind Faith, Clapton used a Gibson Firebird through either Fender Dual Showman or Marshall amps; and at the debut performance played a Fender Telecaster with a Stratocaster neck (supposedly Clapton didn’t like the Tele neck). [Guitar World, Dec 1989]

During Derek and the Dominoes, Clapton switched to maple neck Fender Stratocasters and Fender tweed Champ amps for recording the “Layla” album.[Guitar Player January 1999]. On stage, he used either Marshalls or a Fender Showman.

From 1972 to 1987, Clapton used his famous “Blackie” guitar as his basic stage guitar.

In 1976, Clapton used a Gibson ES-335 for slide playing. It was strung with Ernie Ball Super Slinky’s .009-.042 and an Isis medium slide. He utilized Modified Music Man amps (HD 130 Reverb) with the bias up all the way and special open-back cabinets. He also used a Leslie cabinet with JBL components and had a special foot switch with fast/slow and on/off positions so that the guitar could go either through the amp, through both the amp and the Leslie, or just through the Leslie at either fast or slow speeds (as in the song “Badge”). He also used a Cry Baby Wah-wah pedal.

On the Journeyman album, Clapton used the Eric Clapton Signature Strat and the Gibson ES-335 on “Hard Times”.

On the song “Forever Man” from the Journeyman album, Clapton achieved that “fat” tone by using a different Strat with heavy strings and tuned the guitar down to “D” — not a “D” tuning, but down a whole step down from concert (normal) pitch.

On the Behind the Sun tour, Clapton used an effects board similiar to the one used by Jeff Pocaro. The effects board from right to left ; Jim Dunlop Cry baby re-issue, the Bradshaw foot controller, a Roland 700 synthesizer bank. The rack is controlled by a pedal board consisting of an Ibanez Harmonics/Delay, a DBX 160 compressor, a Roland SDE-3000 delay, a Tri Stereo CVhorus [Dyno-My-Piano], a Boss CE-1 chorus, and a Boss Heavy Metal pedal but actually only uses the one chorus and then a deeper chorus. Clapton switched from Music Man amps to Marshall 800 series heads (50 watts) during this time. The amp settings were: presence 3; bass and middle 1 o’clock; treble 8; and volume just under 9. The strings he used were Ernie Balls .010-.046. He used his usual array of Strats, including Blackie and Brownie. He also used a Dean Markely head— possibly a 130 with Marshall cabinets. Ernie Ball strings (.009), Picks: Ernie Ball heavys.

On the ARMS tour, Clapton used a ’57 blonde Fender Twin, Blackie, a Gibson Explorer, a Martin acoustic, and other Fender Strats.

In recording the album From The Cradle, Clapton used approximately 50 guitars from his collection, including a dot-neck Gibson ES-335 (a tobacco sunburst model from the early 60s), and his famous cherry-red model from Cream. He also used his white Eric Clapton Model Strat from the Fender Custom Shop, several different Gibson L-5’s, Byrdlands, and some Super 400’s. He also played straight through a Soldano head. The acoustic guitars he used included several Martins, a Tony Zemaitis 12-string, and several Dobros in different tunings. He used an old Fender Twin with no effects and occasionally an old Fender Champ amp [Guitar World, Dec 1994], plus a Silverface Fender Deluxe and a Blonde Showman head.

Jason Richlar was a Clapton fanatic. He spent hours assembling this guitar list. He waited anxiously for it to go onto the site and then wrote in with corrections. Jason passed away sometime in 1996. Most Slowhanders never met Jason, but his memory lives here. This list was contributed by Jason and is dedicated to his memory.

Danelectro paisley/psychedelic painted Blind Faith, (Weiler p. 39)
Dobro #45 (ornate fingerboard)
Epiphone Bard 12 string 1969; now in Miami Hard Rock Cafe
Fender Bass VI, block inlays “Tears in Heaven” video
Fender Electric XII “Tears in Heaven” video
Fender Electric XII (gold, block inlays) “Tears in Heaven” video
Fender Jazzmaster Yardbirds
Fender Stratocaster black w/ black pickguard (Life and Music p. 156)
Fender Stratocaster Natural ? (Life and Music p. 92)
Fender Stratocaster red rosewood neck (Weiler p. 86)
Fender Stratocaster Signature E.C. 7-Up green
Fender Stratocaster Signature E.C. black
Fender Stratocaster Signature E.C. charcoal grey
Fender Stratocaster Signature E.C. dark metallic blue Modena 1996
Fender Stratocaster Signature E.C. olympic white
Fender Stratocaster Signature E.C. red
Fender Stratocaster sunburst
Fender Stratocaster sunburst
Fender Stratocaster sunburst 1956 “Layla”; given to Ron Wood???
Fender Stratocaster (Blackie) Assembled from 3 different 1950s Strats
Fender Telecaster blonde 1952
Fender Telecaster red Yardbirds
Fender Telecaster (Strat neck) Blind Faith
Fender Telecaster (sunburst) “Tears in Heaven” video
Gibson Byrdland natural alnicos From the Cradle
Gibson Byrdland natural humbuckers Concert for Bangladesh
Gibson Byrdland sunburst alnicos From the Cradle
Gibson Chet Atkins gut string
Gibson ES 150 “Motherless Child” video
Gibson ES 175 Now in Chicago Hard Rock Cafe
Gibson ES 335 Cherry Red block neck Yardbirds onward; originally Gibson deluxe tuners  (see L&M pp. 31,44 and Weiler p.42, later Grovers?)
Gibson ES 335 natural dot neck
Gibson ES 335 sunburst dot neck From the Cradle
Gibson ES 350 T Chuck Berry’s Hail Hail Rock and Roll
Gibson Explorer ARMS concerts
Gibson Explorer (sawed off top) given to Julian Marvin
Gibson Firebird I Cream; Delaney & Bonnie
Gibson L5 ?? “Wish it Would Rain” video
Gibson L5CES From the Cradle tour
Gibson L7 (with engraved fingerboard)
Gibson Les Paul Custom Black 3 pickups (covers removed later??) Cream (Strange Brew p. 93) Delaney & Bonnie; Plastic Ono Band; given to Albert Lee
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop humbuckers
Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (1955, P90s) Given to Delaney Bramlett
Gibson Les Paul Red Beatles’ White Album ; given to George Harrison; Rainbow Concert (see July, 1995 Guitar World)
Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1987 Prince’s Trust
Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst John Mayall and the Blues Breakers; Cream
Gibson Les Paul Standard with Bigsby Cream (New Visual Documentary p. 13)
Gibson Les Paul/SG (painted by The Fool) Cream; now owned by Todd Rundgren
Gibson SG Standard 1970s; backup
Gibson Switchmaster (see Guitar Player August, 1976)
Giffin Stratocaster (blue) For slide; 1980s
Gretsch 6120 Yardbirds
Guild F112 12 string “Anyone for Tennis” TV
Guild F50 1968
Guild Catalogue and onward
Guild G46 Replacement from Guild for guitar donated to Prince’s Trust
Guild G46/GF 60R Endorsed 1987-88 (see Guitar Player August 1988, p.89); donated to Prince’s Trust; model number changed by Gruhn
Guild Songbird Hagstrom? electric 12; Blind Faith (Life and Music of p.44)
Hoya First Guitar Kay Jazz II Yardbirds
Lowden 0-38 1997 Grammy Awards
Martin 000 28 EC
Martin 000-28 (w/ style 45 fingerboard and headstock) ARMS tour
Martin 000-42 E.C. (#s 1 and 461)
Martin 000-42 (1939)
Martin 000-45
Martin 12 string (slotted head)
Martin D12-28
Martin D-28 (with Barcus-Berry bridge pickup)
Martin D-45 Derek and the Dominos’ Lyceum debut (Life and Music p.58)
Martin J-40 12
Martin OM-42
Martin ?? with pickup From the Cradle tour
National Duolian (pre-decal, NOT slot headstock) Given to Delaney Bramlett
National Resophonic Rush
Ovation acoustic Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour
Pensa Suhr Custom, EMG pick ups (black) Royal Albert Hall 1988; owned by Clapton, or Knofler??
Ramirez gut string “Tears in Heaven”
Roland Synthesizer guitar Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour
Stahl (Larson Bros) 1940s “Anyone for Tennis”; given to Hendrix
Taylor 514C Modena 1996
Taylor 855 – 12
Zemaitis (w/cutaway) (Life and Music p. 104)
Zemaitis 12 string Custom Built for Clapton circa Cream

Lot # DescriptionNote:Photos of the guitars can be seen on the Shun & Lisa Eric Clapton Fan Page Estimated ValueIn U.S. Dollars Final BidIn U.S. Dollars Purchased By
1 1994 Martin J12-40 (natural) 4 – 6,000 26,000 in person
2 1996 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (midnight blue) 6 – 8,000 35,000 in person
3 1951 Gibson J-185 (sunbrust) 6 – 8,000 14,000 in person
4 1998 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (sunburst) 5 – 7,000 22,000 in person
5 Gibson ES-335 DOT (natural) 6 – 8,000 38,000 by telephone
6 1996 Martin OM-28 VR (natural) 6 – 8,000 35,000 by telephone
7 1995 Gibson Les Paul Custom (sunburst) 6 – 8,000 28,000 in person
8 c. 1960’s Silvertone (sunburst) signed by Les Paul 1 – 2,000 24,000 in person
9 1995 Gibson B.B. King Lucille (black) signed by B.B. – bought at a charity auction 6 – 8,000 45,000 by telephone
10 1996 Gibson Explorer (black) bought at a Stevie Ray Vaughan Benefit Auction 2 – 3,000 24,000 in person
11 c. 1960 Harmony Stratotone Mars Model (sunburst) 1 – 2,000 16,000 ?
12 1985 Martin Shenandoah 000-2832 (natural) generally used by Andy Fairweather-Low 3 – 5,000 21,000 by telephone
13 1994 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (cream) 6 – 8,000 50,000 Mike D. of California
14 1991 Gibson Firebird (red) given to Clapton by a fan 2 – 3,000 34,000 in person
15 1970’s Gibson Les Paul Custom (cherry red) 5 – 7,000 26,000 in person
16 1999 Gibson Les Paul Standard (sunburst) 3 – 5,000 26,000 in person
17 c. 1962 Gibson SG Les Paul Standard (cherry red) 5 – 7,000 30,000 in person
18 1958 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean (translucent red) 5 – 7,000 22,000 in person
19 1959 Martin 00-17 (natural) 4 – 6,000 17,000 in person
20 Late 1950’s Hofner Club 60 (natural) gift from Roger Forrester 2 – 3,000 24,000 in person
21 1959 Gibson ES-335TDN (natural) 20 – 30,000 45,000 in person
22 1990s Vicente Sanchis Flamenco Model 41 (cypress) 3 – 5,000 26,000 by telephone
23 1960s Coral Sitar (red/black crackle) 6 – 8,000 36,000 in person
24 1919 Martin 0-18 (ntaural) 4 – 6,000 44,000 by telephone
25 c. 1920 Gibson L-3 (red mahogany sunburst) 2 – 3,000 24,000 in person
26 1940 Gibson L-7 (sunburst) 5 – 7,000 22,000 Jeff Gale
27 1990s Beltona Tri-cone (nickel) 6 – 8,000 35,000 in person
28 1970s Gibson Les Paul Recording Model (walnut) signed by Les Paul 6 – 8,000 40,000 by telephone
29 c. 1962 Gibson SG Les Paul Junior (cherry red) 3 – 5,000 30,000 in person
30 c. 1928 Gibson L-3 (sunburst) 2 -3,000 16,000 in person
31 c.1940s Gibson L-50 (sunburst) 4 – 6,000 20,000 ?
32 c. 1949 Gibson ES-125 (sunburst) used on Motherless Child video 6 – 8,000 32,000 Michael J. Fox
33 c. Late 1930s Kalamazoo (sunburst) 1 – 2,000 l 7,000 Steve & Anna Fern, England
34 1960 Gibson ES-330TD (sunburst) 3 – 5,000 24,000 in person
35 1994 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (cream) used on film score of The Van 6 – 8,000 50,000 in person
36 1959 Gibson ES-225TD (sunburst) 2 – 3,000 18,000 in person
37 1953 Gibson ES-295 (sunburst) 6 – 8,000 21,000 by telephone
38 Fender/Versace Guitar Strap 800 – 1,200 14,000 in person
39 1996 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (black/green) 6 – 8,000 52,000 by telephone
40 c.1940 Gibson ES-100 (sunburst) 4 – 6,000 17,000 Debra Berg-McCarthy
41 1960 Gibson ES-330T (sunburst) 3 – 5,000 22,000 in person
42 1956 Gibson Byrdland (sunburst) 15 – 20,000 52,000 in person
43 Fender/Versace Guitar Strap 800 – 1,200 9,000 in person
44 1996 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (black/green) 6 – 8,000 50,000 in person
45 Late c. 1930s Kalamazoo (sunburst) 1 -2,000 24,000 in person
46 1959 Gibson ES-335TD (sunburst) 20 – 30,000 70,000 Gill Southworth, who owns Southworth Vintage guitars in Bethesda, Maryland
47 1993 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (ivory shite) 6 – 8,000 42,000 in person
48 1957 Gibson Byrdland (sunburst) 10 – 15,000 38,000 in person
49 1947 Fender Broadcaster Relic (blonde) 5 – 7,000 19,000 in person
50 1994 Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniversary Concert Edition Model (wine red) 5 – 7,000 28,000 by telephone
51 1941 Martin 00-18G (natural) 5 -7,000 24,000 in person
52 Late 1950s Fender Twin Amplifier 2 – 3,000 12,000 by telephone
53 1958 Fender Stratocaster (Mary Kay – translucent blonde) 20 – 40,000 55,000 in person
54 c. 1952 Gibson Super 400C (sunburst) 12 – 18,000 26,000 in person
55 1956 Gibson Super 300C (sunburst) 10 – 15,000 26,000 in person
56 1990 National Reso-phonic Model M-1 (sunburst) used on film Rush 6 – 8,000 42,000 Peter Morton’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas)
57 Fender D’Aquisto (natural) used on Retail Therapy 5 – 7,000 22,000 by telephone
58 1991 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton “Blackie” Signature Model (smoker’s model) 5 – 7,000 68,000 in person
59 1987 Guild GF-60NT (natural) on the 25 Years tour programme 2 – 3,000 20,000 in person
60 1989 Guild F-46NT (sunburst) 3 – 5,000 16,000 in person
61 1982 Gibson Chet Atkins Standard (natural) 5 – 7,000 35,000 in person
62 1986 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (pewter) 10 – 15,000 95,000 in person
63 1987 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (Torino red) 6 – 8,000 60,000 in person
64 1987 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (7-Up green) 6 – 8,000 50,000 in person
65 1988 Guild G-60NT (natural) 2 – 3,000 18,000 by telephone
66 1988 Guild F-61RNT (natural) 2 – 3,000 17,000 in person.
67 1987 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (Torino red) 3 – 5,000 50,000 by telephone.
68 Late 19th Century Salvador Ibanez (natural) 3 – 5,000 42,000 Jeff Gale
69 1990 James Trussart Steel Deville (chrome) 3 – 5,000 35,000 in person
70 1990s Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Model (gold with snow leopard) 5 – 7,000 42,000 in person
71 1982 Fender Stratocaster ’57 Re-issue model (sunburst) 5 – 7,000 28,000 by telephone
72 1992 Fender Telecaster 40th Anniversary model (sunburst) custom made for Clapton 5 – 7,000 62,000 in person
73 1988 Pensa-Suhr (honey) gift from Mark Knopfler 5 – 7,000 45,000 in person
74 1982 Roland G-505 (candy apple red) with two synthesizers – used during Edge of Darkness period 3 – 5,000 29,000 in person
75 1986 Guild Nightbird (green metallic) 3 – 5,000 26,000 Jonathan Mikos (VH1 contest winner)
76 1980s Fender Stratocaster XII (sunburst) 6 – 8,000 42,000 ?
77 1991 Taylor 955-C (natural) gift from Richie Sambora 5 – 7,000 30,000 by telephone
78 1987 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model (7-Up green) 6 – 8,000 55,000 by telephone
79 1990 Gibson Chet Atkins Standard 5 – 7,000 35,000 in person
80 Fender/Versace Guitar Strap 800 – 1,200 15,000 in person
81 1990 Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature ‘Blackie’ Model 5 – 7,000 48,000 ?
82 Late 1950s Fender Twin Amplifier 2 – 3,000 16,000 ?
83 1956 Gibson ES-350TN (natural) played at Chuck Berry tribute 15 – 20,000 62,000 ?
84 1959 Gibson J-200 (sunburst) 8 – 12,000 78,000 ?
85 c.1964 Gibson ES-345TD (sunburst) 15 – 20,000 32,000 ?
86 c.1980 Santa Cruz F-13 (sunburst) pictured with cat 4 – 6,000 35,000 ?
87 c.1980 Santa Cruz FTC-15 (natural) 3 – 5,000 35,000 ?
88 1960s National Studio 66 Model (black) used on film Water 1 – 2,000 28,000 ?
89 1980s Fender Stratocaster Elite (cream) 5 – 7,000 30,000 ?
90 1980s Roger Giffin (blue metallic) 5 – 7,000 42,000 Jeff Gale
91 1980s Fender Stratocaster Elite (black) 5 – 7,000 26,000 ?
92 1958 Gibson Explorer (natural) used in ARMS concert unknown 120,000 ?
93 1979 Fender Stratocaster Anniversary Model (silver metallic) 5 – 7,000 35,000 ?
94 c. 1930s National Duolian (nickel) 6 – 8,000 35,000 Michael J. Fox
95 1978 Guild D-55NT (natural) 5 – 7,000 32,000 ?
96 1974 Martin 000-28 (natural) rodeo man sticker 12 – 18,000 155,000 ?
97 c.1975 Telecaster (translucent blonde) 6 – 8,000 42,000 ?
98 1956 Fender Stratocaster (sunburst ) 20 – 30,000 80,000 ?
99 Dobro Electric 12-string (natural) 2 – 3,000 28,000 ?
100 c.1930 Gibson L-4 (sunburst ) 6 – 8,000 50,000 ?
101 1930s D’Angelico (sunburst ) 20 – 25,000 55,000 ?
102 1930s D’Angelico Excel (sunburst ) 20 – 30,000 42,000 ?
103 1954 Fender Stratocaster (sunburst ) 20 – 30,000 190,000 ?
104 1952 Fender Telecaster (natural) gift from Carl Radle 15 – 20,000 90,000 ?
105 ‘Brownie’ – 1956 Fender Stratocaster (used on Layla album) 80 – 100,000 450,000 by telephone
These prices were confirmed by Christie’s TOTAL $4,452,000 Total (including premium) $5,072,350

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