Highlights from Clapton''s March 2011 auction of 150+ guitars and amps to benefit the Crossroads Centre Antigua

2010 Gibson Eric Clapton рBeanoс Les Paul
"Serial number 01 of Gibsonуs recent tribute series to be produced. This guitar was personally signed by Eric Clapton. A tribute to Eric Claptonуs legendary 1960 sunburst Les Paul Standard which he played during his recording session with John Mayallуs Blues Breakers in April 1966 for the groundbreaking Beano album. Gibson worked with Clapton to reproduce the neck-shape of the рBeanoс Les Paul from his memory. Est. $20,000-30,000. Copyright ╘ 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved"
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