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    Eric Clapton Limited Edition Gibson Crossroads ES-335. Eric Clapton's early work in groups such as The Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and the legendary Cream made an impact on Rock and Roll history that cannot be overstated. A beautiful cherry red ES-335 was by his side throughout these years, and now that instrument is considered by experts to be the most valuable guitar in existence (It recently sold at Clapton's Crossroads auction for $847,500). In 2005, Slowhand fans lined up at music stores worldwide to purchase one of 250 Eric Clapton Crossroads ES-335s, a re-issue modeled exactly after Clapton's original. Painstaking efforts were taken by Gibson to reproduce every detail of the legendary guitar, down to the exact dimensional aspects of the mahogany neck, the "tour-worn" look of the finish, and the classic electronics that produced the tones we all know and love. Even the serial number on reverse of the headstock is the same as the original, and right below it is a "Hare Krishna!" sticker just like the one given to Clapton by George Harrison. Every scratch, nick and finish crack looks exactly like those on the famous original. Clapton expressed his approval of the re-issue by signing each guitar on the label inside the violin-style f-hole. The 175 guitars sold in the US market sold out in under 72 hours, and the worldwide inventory quickly followed suit.

    This beautiful and historic instrument features a plain maple top, back, and rims, and single-ply cream binding on the top and back. The ABR bridge with plastic inserts and a lightweight aluminum stopbar tailpiece match Clapton's specifications, and the chrome and gold hardware is aged to perfection. The one-piece "long tenon" mahogany neck is complimented by a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid block inlays, single ply cream binding, and a slim taper profile, just as Clapton liked it. Th

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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