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    Eric Clapton Signed Guitar. A 1995 white on cream American-made Fender Stratocaster signed by British guitar god Eric Clapton, in black marker, on the body of the guitar, in 1995. There is a very small ding that breaks the paint, on the top of the guitar, just out of sight of the autograph. The guitar is in Excellent condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    Eric Clapton and all his various bands had always been a favorite of Jeff Abrams, and when he was Senior VP of Music Merchandising at Best Buy, he helped devise creative and highly successful marketing plans for Mr. Clapton's releases. Out of the blue, he called Roger Forrester, Eric's long-time manager, and asked if he could have Eric sign a guitar for him.  


    Clapton had released From the Cradle and was touring in support of the record, playing a white Stratocaster every show. Mr. Forrester said, "No problem." Jeff purchased a white '95 American Strat to match Eric's tour guitar and very carefully sent just the body of the guitar to the manager's office. Jeff had taped up the entire guitar and removed the scratch plate, because he wanted the signature in a specific location.


    An incredibly wild journey ensued, filled with tales of near misses and fear of harming the guitar so lovingly packed and taped off. The guitar travelled from Minneapolis to England, England to Minneapolis. Minneapolis to New York, and finally from New York to Minneapolis, into Jeff Abrams' eagerly awaiting hands. This guitar literally traveled the globe to achieve the desired exquisite collectible with Eric Clapton's signature.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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