Eric Clapton with a signed 2006 'Blackie' recreation Stratocaster, estimated at between US$20,000 and US$30,000 (Credit: Original photo by Jack English, Marshbrook Limited 2010)
Although guitar legend Eric Clapton has auctioned off instruments from his personal collection before, next year's sale will mark the first time that he's made some of his amps available, too. Players looking to grab a slice of Slow Hand tone, fans of the man they called God, or music memorabilia collectors will all get the chance to bid on over 70 of the icon's own guitars and 70 of his amps. Donations from other famous musicians will also go under the hammer, with all profits going to the substance abuse center in Antigua that Clapton founded in the late 1990s.
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