Bonhams has announced that it will be selling over 150 items from Eric Clapton’s personal collection.
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
Included in the sale are instruments and amps by Gibson, Fender, Marshall, Martin and Music Man. Some of the amps are associated with Clapton’s career from the 1970s to the present day.
The auction is a benefit to support Clapton’s drug treatment center.