Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/31/2019
(b. 1945) British rock guitarist and vocalist who started his career with the Yardbirds, and thereafter led with Cream, Blind Faith, and Derek and the Dominoes; now a solo success. Most desirable unopened deluxe limited edition signed copy of "Six String Stories". Beginning with his blues roots, this epic history documents Clapton's entire career through the tools of his trade: his guitars. His story is told through Clapton's own words, with background information for each instrument and archival photography spanning five decades. Nearly 300 pieces from Clapton's collection, sold across three Crossroads auctions, are brought together here for the very first time. Six-String Stories presents a "family tree", making connections between Clapton's instruments and amps, and placing them in the chronology of his career. Every piece has been photographed, showing the beauty of the design and the wear and tear often caused by years on the road. The instruments are also shown in play, with performance shots of Clapton taken by over 80 of the world's best photographers, including David Bailey, Terry O'Neill, Dominique Tarlé and Lord Snowdon. Clapton's evolution from the psychedelic sixties, through the stripped-back seventies, electric eighties and unplugged nineties, right up to the 2011 Crossroads auction are graphically presented. Clapton recalls the instruments he bought to emulate his heroes, the guitars with unknown origins that became their own legends, the ones that never left his side, and the legacy they left behind. Published in a deluxe limited edition of 350 individually numbered copies (this copy numbered "140"), each signed by Clapton. In original, unopened packaging.
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,560.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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