God's Instruments 1
Eric's guitars displayed prior to auction.
God's Instruments 2
Clapton guitars so hot, they had to be caged!
These are just a few examples of
Clapton's choice of electric guitars has been as notable as the man himself, and alongside
and Jimi Hendrix, Clapton exerted a crucial and widespread influence in popularising particular models of the electric guitar.
With the Yardbirds, Clapton played a
, a double-cutaway
and a 1964 Cherry-Red
. He became exclusively a Gibson player for a period beginning in mid-1965, when he purchased a used
Gibson Les Paul Sunburst
Standard guitar from a local guitar store in London. Clapton commented on the slim profile of the neck, which would indicate it as a 1960 model.
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