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Eric Clapton guitar, $1.27 million, Julien’s

Eric Clapton guitar
Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
All prices include the buyer’s premium
by Ken Hall

Eric Clapton guitar

Eric Clapton’s iconic “The Fool” guitar, a 1964 Gibson custom-painted guitar played by Clapton throughout his career with the band Cream, sold for $1.27 million at an auction held at the Hard Rock Café in Nashville by Julien’s, based in Beverly Hills, CA. Also, a 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst guitar soared to $585,000; Johnny Cash’s Gibson Epiphone PR325S acoustic guitar brought $63,500; and Eddie Van Halen’s stage-played Charvel EVH electric guitar hit $117,000.