This guitar served as Eric Clapton's main stage guitar during 1997. It was used when Clapton joined B.B. King to play Rock Me Baby during the latter's recording session for the album Deuces Wild in 1997. It was used as the main stage instrument when Eric Clapton joined a one-off fusion jazz super group, 'Legends', formed by Marcus Miller with Joe Sample, Steve Gadd and David Sanborn to play a fortnight tour of European jazz festivals in July 1997. This guitar made the front page of the world press when Clapton joined Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting and Mark Knopfler for the Music For Montserrat concert at the Royal Albert Hall, organised by Sir George Martin, on 15th September 1997. On this occasion Clapton used it for The Same Old Blues, Layla and Hey Jude with the all-star cast. It went on to serve as the main guitar on the tour of Korea and Japan in October, 1997 and was used as a back-up guitar during the 1998 Pilgrim World Tour.more
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