Purchased by Eric Clapton in 1964, he has used this ES-335 throughout his career from The Yardbirds, with Cream, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, and throughout his solo career. Fellow Yardbird Chris Dreja was photographed playing Clapton's 335 more often than Clapton himself at that time. With Cream, Clapton was more frequently pictured with various Gibson Les Pauls, and the famous psychedelic Gibson SG, painted by The Fool. However, he appears to have started using this ES-335 alongside a Gibson Firebird I during Cream's farewell tour in the autumn of 1968, which culminated in two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall on November 26th, 1968. In the second concert of the day, Clapton played this ES-335 whilst he used the Firebird in the first concert. In December 1968, Clapton went on to cut Badge and other tracks with this guitar at IBC Studios in London, released later on the Goodbye album. Clapton used this ES-335 extensively with Blind Faith in recording sessions at Morgan and Olympic Studios, and on stage during the Scandinavian and US Tours that followed. An inside cover photo of No Reason To Cry suggests that this ES-335 was present at the Shangri La Studio sessions in the spring of 1976. Clapton said in a 1989 interview that this guitar was also used on his 1989 rendition of Ray Charles' Hard Times released on the Journeyman album. According to Lee Dickson, this guitar was taken to practically all Clapton's recording sessions throughout his 25 year tenure with Clapton since 1979. In the autumn of 1994, this Cherry Red ES-335 returned to the stage as one of the key guitars used on the Nothing But Blues Tour when Clapton played on it the Freddy King numbers Someday After A While, I'm Tore Down and Have You Ever Loved A Woman. Clapton can be seen playing this guitar at Filmore West on the 8th and 9th of November, 1994, in the footage of a documentary film of the Nothing But Blues Tour, directed by Martin Scorsese. This ES-335 remained as a stage guitar, largely reserved for Freddy King numbers, until the summer of 1996. Again, it was captured in concert footage that year when Clapton used it on various TV shows, most notably the VH-1 Duets programme with Dr. John at Roseland, New York on the 9th May, 1996. It was used at the Prince's Trust concert in London's Hyde Park on the 29th June, 1996, subsequently released on video as Eric Clapton - Live in Hyde Park, where it features on the cover.more
Britt used this guitar quite heavily from 2007 through 2010. It's his main electric in practically all of Spoon's live videos during that time. YouTube contains several videos of in-store performances, [concerts](http://youtu.be/Zebn1zr_4xg), and in-studio/on-air performances that give good views of this guitar.more
I'm not sure if the year is correct, but the model appears to be. Honeyman-Scott can be seen playing his Gibson ES-335 at the 1:45 mark of this Pretenders live performance for "Brass In Pocket." In his 1981 Guitar Player magazine interview with Jas Obrecht, Honeyman-Scott stated he acquired a 335 when he was 16. According to statements in the interview, during recording sessions for The Pretenders' debut album, Honeyman-Scott multi-tracked the solo bridge on "Mystery Achievement" with his 335 and Chrissie Hynde also "borrowed" his 335 to track her guitar part for the song, "Kid".more
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