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    Eric Clapton Guitar. This one-of-a-kind 1979 Fender Stratocaster guitar, a spellbinder both in its look and its history, is a "twice-blessed" instrument with connections to two music legends. It originally belonged to Muddy Waters, whose famous 1958 tour inspired the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Eric Clapton and his band Cream. Waters gave the guitar to Clapton after a Chicago jam session in 1980, the year before Waters passed away. Clapton cherished this wonderful gift, kept it in his London flat, played it only on special gigs and did a bit of customizing on the tuners, pick-up and bridge. In 1991, this ultra-rare gem was one of three guitars Clapton donated to an AIDS Charity Auction and it sold that July in the mid-five-figure range. The guitar, with its black body and black pick guard, comes in a display case along with a well-worn concert shoulder strap and pack, as well as a COA. In 2005, Eric Clapton's legendary guitar "Blackie" sold for $998,000. Due to the unique nature and history of this guitar, the consignor believes it to be "priceless," but has arranged with Heritage Galleries a low starting bid to make this rare and unique instrument an obtainable piece of music history. In Excellent condition.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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    Heritage helped us feel we served the memory of our uncle with respect for his life's work and Heritage reflected that respect. You make a great team and gave us all a most memorable experience. We hope to work with you again some time in the future.
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