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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

1919 Martin O-18

1919 Martin O-18

Eric Clapton thinks this guitar is "..Beautiful..." he remarked that "..it's ... more

1920 Gibson L-3

1920 Gibson L-3

One of Clapton's blues heroes, singer and guitarist, Robert Johnson (1911-193... more

1925 Martin O-21

1925 Martin O-21

Eric Clapton bought this guitar for collecting purposes. more

1928 Gibson L-3

1928 Gibson L-3

This guitar was given to Clapton by a mutual Mississipi Blues fan and he kept... more

1929 Gibson L-5

1929 Gibson L-5

This guitar was bought for collecting purposes and kept as a 'home guitar'. more

1929 Martin OO-45

1929 Martin OO-45

This guitar was bought for collecting purposes. more

1930 Gibson L-4

1930 Gibson L-4

Eric Clapton remarked that this Gibson is "Important" and "very personal" to ... more

1930 Regal Company Chicago Dobro

1930 Regal Company Chicago Dobro

This Dobro was used by Eric Clapton at the Concert of the Century at the Whit... more

1930s D'Angelico Excel

1930s D'Angelico Excel

Eric Clapton commented that this guitar is the first D'Angelico he "got his h... more

1930s Kalamazoo

1930s Kalamazoo

Eric Clapton described this guitar as a "Hotel Room Guitar". He purchased it ... more

1930s National Duolian

1930s National Duolian

Eric Clapton recalls that he has owned this guitar for a long time - at least... more

1934 National Trojan

1934 National Trojan

Eric Clapton acquired this guitar in circa 1990s and had it set up for slide ... more

1935 Gibson L-75

1935 Gibson L-75

This guitar was bought for collecting purposes. more

1935-1973 Martin F-7-28 Conversion by Matt Umanov

1935-1973 Martin F-7-28 Conversion by Matt Umanov

Andy Fairweather Low played this guitar alongside Eric Clapton on stage betwe... more

1939 Martin OOO-42

1939 Martin OOO-42

This guitar was the main instrument for Eric Clapton's MTV Unplugged appearan... more

1939 Martin OOO-42FRG

1939 Martin OOO-42FRG

Eric Clapton describes this guitar as a 'front room guitar'. It has been play... more

1940 Gibson ES-100

1940 Gibson ES-100

Eric Clapton acquired this guitar for collecting rather than playing purposes. more

1940 Gibson L-7

1940 Gibson L-7

Eric Clapton bought this guitar for collecting rather than playing purposes a... more

1940 Gibson L-50

1940 Gibson L-50

Eric Clapton purchased this guitar as a tribute to one of his heroes Snooks E... more

1961 Martin OO-18G

1961 Martin OO-18G

Eric Clapton bought this guitar for collecting rather than playing purposes. more

1944 Martin O-18

1944 Martin O-18

Eric Clapton bought this guitar to include in his collection of small bodied ... more

1948 Gibson L-5 Premier

1948 Gibson L-5 Premier

This guitar has been used in the studio since the mid-1990s, mostly by Andy F... more

1948 Gibson L-5-P CES

1948 Gibson L-5-P CES

This guitar has been a spare for Eric Clapton's main Gibson L-5 [not included... more

1948 Gibson L-5P

1948 Gibson L-5P

Gibson first introduced the L-5 model in 1922. The P in L-5P stands for premi... more

Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar

Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar

This guitar was used at the Music For Montserrat concert at the Royal Albert ... more

1944 Martin OO-17

1944 Martin OO-17

Eric Clapton bought this guitar for nostalgic reasons. more

1949 Gibson ES-125

1949 Gibson ES-125

Eric Clapton remarked that he loves this model of guitar. He bought this inst... more

1950s Hofner Club 60

1950s Hofner Club 60

Eric Clapton said that he was given this guitar as a Christmas present by his... more

Gibson J-185

Gibson J-185

Eric Clapton said that he loves the look of this guitar. He bought it for col... more

Fender Telecaster                                       (Duplicate)

Fender Telecaster ...

This guitar was given to Eric Clapton by Carl Radle, bass player with Derek a... more

1952 Gibson Super 400C

1952 Gibson Super 400C

Eric Clapton found the size of this guitar made it hard for him to play it. H... more

1953 Gibson ES-295

1953 Gibson ES-295

Eric Clapton acquired this guitar for collecting rather than playing purposes. more

Fender Stratocaster                 (Duplicate)

Fender Stratocaster (Duplicate)

Eric Clapton said that he used this guitar from the mid '70s onwards for slid... more

Fender Stratocaster

Fender Stratocaster

Eric Clapton said that he used this guitar for slide and recording throughout... more

1956 Gibson Byrdland

1956 Gibson Byrdland

Eric Clapton recalled that he played "...period" numbers on this guitar such ... more

1956 Gibson ES-350T

1956 Gibson ES-350T

This guitar was used by Clapton on the Nothing But The Blues Tour and on reco... more

1956 Gibson ES-350TN

1956 Gibson ES-350TN

Clapton describes this guitar as "Beautiful". He said that he bought this par... more

1956 Gibson L-5 CES

1956 Gibson L-5 CES

This guitar has been used as a spare to Eric Clapton's main Gibson L-5 [not i... more

1956 Gibson Super 300C

1956 Gibson Super 300C

Eric Clapton said that he found this guitar "..More practical to play.." than... more

1957 Gibson Byrdland

1957 Gibson Byrdland

Eric Clapton said that he got this guitar in Texas and used it for rehearsing... more

Fender Jazzmaster   (Duplicate)

Fender Jazzmaster (Duplicate)

Eric Clapton bought this guitar for nostalgic reasons. more

Fender Stratocaster                                                                 (Duplicate)

Fender Stratocaster ...

Clapton said that he used this guitar during recording sessions for the 1998 ... more

Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

Gibson Explorer Electric Guitar

Eric Clapton said that he bought this guitar via his manager Roger Forrester,... more

Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

Eric Clapton said that he "...didn't pursue Gretsch too much..". Although he ... more

Gibson ES-225TD

Gibson ES-225TD

Eric Clapton acquired this guitar for collecting rather than playing purposes. more

Gibson ES-335TD

Gibson ES-335TD

Eric Clapton frequently used this guitar for stage work. He recalls playing s... more

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