Eric Clapton's 2011 Crossroads Centre Auction
2004 Martin 000-ECHF Bellezza Bianca Prototype
This is the third of the four prototypes built of the all-white auditorium acoustic guitar designed by Eric Clapton and the Japanese artist Hiroshi Fujiwara. Featuring a custom mother-of-pearl rosette and silver-plated tuners, it differs from the production model in not having the designers’ inlaid initials on the fingerboard. The Bellezza Bianca model formed a pair, with an all-black model Bellezza Nero, both of which were used by Clapton for TV and stage appearances from August 2004 around the time of the Robert Johnson tribute album Me and Mr. Johnson and corresponding film.
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