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'Brownie' is one of Eric Clapton's favourite guitars. Clapton said that he used 'Brownie' on the whole of the Layla album including the title track - the song which is generally regarded as being his most famous love song of all. According to the receipt from Sound City pictured here, Clapton bought this guitar on May 7th, 1967 while he was still with Cream. Clapton used 'Brownie' extensively for recordings and concerts over a number of years. Notably, on his first solo album Eric Clapton, 1970, where it shares the front cover photograph with him; and more significantly in the same year, on the whole of the Layla album where 'Brownie' is again pictured on the album cover, this time on the back, photographed on the floor of Criteria Studios. Brownie was auctioned by [Christies](http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/brownie-a-1956-fender-stratocaster-1526075-details.aspx) for $497,500more
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