Guitars

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19th Century Salvador Ibanez

19th Century Salvador Ibanez

Eric Clapton commented that this guitar has "..a great sound.." and that he k... more

1898 Martin O-18

1898 Martin O-18

Eric Clapton describes this guitar as a 'Home Guitar'. more

1915 Martin O-27

1915 Martin O-27

Eric Clapton kept this guitar at his country home for private use for a numbe... more

1915 Martin O-45

1915 Martin O-45

This guitar was bought for collecting purposes, and has also been used for pl... more

Amplifiers

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1950s Fender Twin

1950s Fender Twin

A late 1950s Fender Twin Amplifier with tweed covering, metal plate with Fend... more

1957 Fender Twin

1957 Fender Twin

Acquired by Clapton in the 1980s and extensively modified by Cesar Diaz in 19... more

1958 Fender Twin 5F8-4

1958 Fender Twin 5F8-4

Eric Clapton has been using a 1958 Fender Twin Amp, modified to increase the ... more

Needs Improvement Fender Vintage Reissue '59 Bassman LTD 4X10 Guitar Combo

Fender Vintage Reissue '59 Bassman LTD 4X10 Guita...

Eric Clapton auctioned his 1994 Fender '59 Bassman Amp. more

Effects Pedals

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Effects pedals

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Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah

Dunlop 535Q Cry Baby Multi-Wah

"Eric Clapton uses this wah wah on occasion." more

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

Vox V847A Wah-Wah Pedal

"Eric Clapton uses this wah wah often on stage as well as in the studio." more

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal

Boss TR-2 Tremolo Pedal

Eric Clapton uses this stompbox on songs like 'Badge' where he needs to get a... more

Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

Boss FS-5U Nonlatching Footswitch

Eric Clapton uses these footswitches to work with his complicated pedalboard ... more

Studio Equipment

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Suzuki Unisynth XG-1M

Suzuki Unisynth XG-1M

Serial No. 011317, printed maker's label on back, Designed by Suzuki Corpor... more

Needs Review Samson Synth 32 95 Guitar/Bass Wireless Unit

Samson Synth 32 95 Guitar/Bass Wireless Unit

For the February 1999 volume of the German music magazine "Gitarre & Bass" (G... more

Needs Review Bss Audio Ar 133 Active Di Box

Bss Audio Ar 133 Active Di Box

For the February 1999 volume of the German music magazine "Gitarre & Bass" (G... more

Needs Review Ibanez HD1000 Harmonics/Delay

Ibanez HD1000 Harmonics/Delay

According to the lot notes from Bonhams auction house website, Eric Clapton u... more

Music Accessories

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Gianni Versace Guitar Strap (1)

Gianni Versace Guitar Strap (1)

the black webbing and leather strap lavishly decorated with rhinestones, red,... more

Gianni Versace Guitar Strap (2)

Gianni Versace Guitar Strap (2)

the black webbing and leather strap lavishly decorated with a pattern of red,... more

Gianni Versace Guitar Strap (3)

Gianni Versace Guitar Strap (3)

the black webbing and leather strap lavishly decorated with a pattern of pink... more

Ernie Ball Polypro Guitar Strap

Ernie Ball Polypro Guitar Strap

As seen on many pictures Eric Clapton is using this strap all the time. more

Microphones

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Needs Review Audio Technica AT4050

Audio Technica AT4050

For the February 1999 volume of the German music magazine "Gitarre & Bass" (G... more

Needs Review Yamaha WXY-05UR Diversity Receiver

Yamaha WXY-05UR Diversity Receiver

For the Bradshaw/Dean Markley switching system, Clapton used the Yamaha WXY-0... more

Needs Review Shure SM58

Shure SM58

In this live footage, Eric Clapton is shown to be using a Shure SM58. more

Needs Review Audio-Technica AT4055 Handheld Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT4055 Handheld Cardioid Condenser...

Collins chooses Audio-Technica AT4055 handheld large-diaphragm vocal condense... more

World Instruments

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1920s G Houghton & Sons Melody Major Mandonlin-Banjo

1920s G Houghton & Sons Melody Major Mandonlin-Banjo

Eric Clapton acquired this Mandolin-banjo in the late 1970s / early 1980s. more

Fender Electric Mandolin

Fender Electric Mandolin

Eric Clapton bought this instrument for collecting purposes. more

Coral Sitar

Coral Sitar

Eric Clapton said that he has "..Experimented with this sitar.." and that it ... more

1979 Sound Instruments Sonica

1979 Sound Instruments Sonica

Serial No. 257, analogue synthesiser, a string-instrument-shaped wooden casi... more

Strings

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Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky 10-46

Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky 10-46

Eric Clapton uses these strings on his regular non-archtop guitars. more

Ernie Ball 2146 Regular Slinky Acoustic Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball 2146 Regular Slinky Acoustic Guitar St...

Eric Clapton uses these strings on his acoustic guitars. more

Martin Guitars Phosphor Bronze MEC-12 Light

Martin Guitars Phosphor Bronze MEC-12 Light

"C.F. Martin and Company is proud to introduce the first sets in a new line o... more

Martin Phosphor Bronze MEC-13 Medium

Martin Phosphor Bronze MEC-13 Medium

"C.F. Martin and Company is proud to introduce the first sets in a new line o... more

Bass Guitars

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1998 Yamaha BBeast Nathan East Signature

1998 Yamaha BBeast Nathan East Signature

in Amber Burst finish, with gold-plated metal parts, alder body with figured ... more

Needs Review Fender Precision Bass

Fender Precision Bass

Clapton can be seen playing a Fender Precision Bass in this photo. more

BM3016 Music Man Stingray 1980

BM3016 Music Man Stingray 1980

In 2016, it was revealed after a sale at Gruhn Guitars, that Eric Clapton use... more

Completely Incorrect Fender Bass VI

Fender Bass VI

Clapton's Bass VI can be seen behind him at 2:00 of this clip. more

Other Gear

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1982 Roland G-505

1982 Roland G-505

Eric Clapton said that he used this guitar synth. during the Edge of Darkness... more

2007 Fender '57 Crossroads Twin

2007 Fender '57 Crossroads Twin

This '57 Tweed Twin amplifier and its companions, Lots 129 and 132, were issu... more

1997 Fender Twin Pair

1997 Fender Twin Pair

"Eric had what he considered to be the Holy Grail of amps [the 1957 Twin Amp ... more

1998 Fender Woody Jr.

1998 Fender Woody Jr.

This amp with its distinctive appearance was used on stage during the 2004 to... more

Gear Guides

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13 Best Reverb Pedals for Guitar

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