Eric Clapton Auctioning Off Two Guitars from His Personal Collection

The auction's aim is to raise money for Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua.
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Eric Clapton is auctioning off two prized guitars from his personal collection to raise money for the Crossroads Center in Antigua.

The two guitars in question - the #3 prototype for the Gibson Custom Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I and a Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Blind Faith Telecaster built by Todd Krause - were both part of Guitar Center's limited-edition 2019 Crossroads Collection.

The Gibson Custom Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I is one of only 100 of its kind, and aims to recreate precisely the Firebird Clapton used on Cream's farewell tour in 1968. It features an Alnico V Firebird pickup, a replica of the strap Clapton used on the guitar and a replica of its original case.

The Fender Blind Faith Telecaster was built to recreate the custom Tele Clapton used during his performance with Blind Faith at London's Hyde Park in 1969. Like the original, the guitar features a Strat neck. 

The top bid on the 1964 Firebird I is currently $26,100, while the largest bid for the Blind Faith Tele currently stands at $19,000. The auction for the guitars, which kicked off during the recent Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, ends on October 6.

Both of the guitars come with a letter signed by Clapton stating that they was part of his personal collection.

For the full auction listing, head on over to one.bidpal.net.

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