Eric Clapton – 1978 Guild D-55NT acoustic guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 173299; Back and sides: rosewood; Table: natural spruce; Fretboard: ebony; Frets: good; case; original hard case; Overall condition: good

*Ex lot 95 – Christie’s New York ‘A Selection of Eric Clapton’s Guitars – in aid of The Crossroads Centre’ 24th June 1999. Sold with original Christie’s certificate and laminated lot card. Also sold with a copy the ow collectable, original auction catalogue. In the original 1999 auction listing Eric Clapton said that he had used this guitar for writing and recording. Lee Dickson recalls that Clapton had owned this guitar since the late 1970s. The guitar was later sold again at Christie’s, Knightsbridge, London on 10th July 2008, lot no. 9

Estimate £7,000 – 10,000

Sold for £20,300 (8th March 2016)