GALLERY: Eric Clapton's 2011 Crossroads Centre Auction Highlights
February 8, 2011
Highlights from Clapton''s March 2011 auction of 150+ guitars and amps to benefit the Crossroads Centre Antigua
"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 designersу 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. Est. $15,000-20,000 Copyright ╘ 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved"