The sale will feature over 70 guitars and 70 amps that “helped create Clapton’s legendary sound.”
Highlights include one of Clapton’s main stage guitars from 2005, which formed one of a pair he memorably used during the Cream Reunion Shows in London and New York – a custom built black Fender ‘Eric Clapton Signature’ Stratocaster, estimate $20,000-30,000; and a pair of circa 1970 Marshall vintage basket weave speaker cabinets, used during the 1970s whilst appearing with Derek And The Dominos, estimate $8,000-10,000.
The sale will be held in New York, on Wednesday 9th March 2011, with viewing available in the Bonhams salerooms on the following dates:
- • London: 101 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1SR: Sunday 23rd January – Wednesday 26th January 2011
• Los Angeles: 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, CA 90046, USA: Friday 18th February – Sunday 20th February 2011
• New York: 580 Madison Avenue, NY 10022: Saturday 5th March – Wednesday 9th March 2011
The auction is a benefit to support Clapton’s drug treatment center.