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Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

Did everybody see this one:

Rocker Eric Clapton (news) will auction off 56 guitars from his collection on June 24 at Christie's in New York, the auction house said.

"I am selling the cream of my collection. What I am keeping back is just what I need to work with," Clapton said, cited by Christie's.

The proceeds from the sale will go to the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, which helps people wrestling with chemical dependency.

Exactly five years earlier, on June 24, 1999, Christie's sold the first part of Clapton's collection.

"These guitars are in fact the ones that I kept back from the first auction because I seriously couldn't consider parting with them at that point. I think they are a really good representation of rock culture, ... all great rock and blues guitars," Clapton said.

Among the items up for bids is the legendary "Blackie," a circa-1956 composite Fender Stratocaster, which Clapton says "has become a part of me."

Estimated at between 100,000 and 150,000 dollars, it is one of a kind, as Clapton assembled it himself from the components of three different Stratocasters bought in Nashville in 1970.

Another gem is a 1964 cherry-red Gibson ES-335, the second electric guitar Clapton ever purchased, which is estimated at between 60,000 and 80,000 dollars. Clapton says he bought the guitar after seeing blues legend Freddy King with a similar model on an album cover.

Also up for sale are guitars from Clapton's friends, including The Who's Pete Townshend (news), as well as others from Brian May (news) of Queen, J.J. Cale (news) and B.B. King.
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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/5/2004 4:54 PM

Gary Pipes (2572) wrote:

The guitars will be here in Dallas the weekend of the big concert June 8. The list of ax men is great including santana, larry carlton, jimmie vaughn and the back up band is booker t and the mg's. this is hot stuff and chances are in will be hot at the cotton bowl. tickets go on sale monday and we're hoping for good seats.
texas gary

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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/5/2004 8:05 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Man, parting with "Blackie"!? You think he's done with the electric blues thing?

I'll have to check, I might have a couple hundred grand in my sock.....

Very interesting, James. The cause has to mean a lot. We all know he's been through it.

Bigfoot Sighting......

B Kent



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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 9:06 AM

Debra Jean (9018) wrote:

That's not what I heard was in your sock. . . No wait, that was those Chili Pepper guys. Never Mind!

*Debra*

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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 9:16 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

There's a foot in there... ....heh heh...

BK



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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/15/2004 11:43 AM

Jim Brown (1296) wrote:

I'm confoozed - I'm almost certain "Blackie" went for $450,000 at the last auction. I must do some research and find out!!!

Jim



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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/15/2004 12:52 PM

Jim Brown (1296) wrote:

...it was "Brownie", the sunburst strat on Layla that went for 450k in '99. What do you think Blackie will get?? $1mm at least!

Jim

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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 12:30 AM

Tracy Hardy Johnson (11666) wrote:

HAHAHA . . . Jim, when I saw the subject of your post, I thought, "Jeez, why didn't you put this under the "For Sale/WTB" forum . . . has it been so long that you've forgotten there is one??? *LOL*

But now I understand.

;^)



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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 1:13 AM

RON Zimmer (1453) wrote:

well i better run out and buy a lottery ticket i guess.

ron

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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 1:28 AM

Jon Brauk (4028) wrote:

LOL! Yeah decent sounds good.

I carry 100,000 around in my pocket all the time anyway!

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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 11:15 AM

Joshua Mattingly (7766) wrote:

HAHAHA!!!


When I saw the post I was like..."Alright! Maybe I can get a good deal on a nice used Gibson or something!


Maybe not................

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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 11:36 AM

Jon Brauk (4028) wrote:

"Good deal" is a very subjective term...

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Re: Anyone looking for a decent used guitar?

3/6/2004 5:14 PM

Joshua Mattingly (7766) wrote:

Yes it is. Heh, I was thinking...Under a thousand!