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Eric Clapton's Guitars Sell For Millions Of $$$ At Auction!

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And we thought Stephen Colbert's self-portrait sold for a lot of money…

At a Bonhams New York auction yesterday, Eric Clapton's 75 guitars and 55 amps sold for a total of $2.15 million! WOW!

Best part about it? The proceeds are going to benefit "a drug and alcohol treatment center Clapton founded in the West Indies."

As a recovered addict himself, Clapton formed nonprofit Crossroads Centre in Antigua in '98 in an effort to give back.

Good for you, Eric! This is a wonderful gesture! You've gained some serious points in our book for this one.

We still can't get over that number! $2.15 million! Fantastic!

How much would U pay for an Eric Clapton guitar?

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6 comments to “Eric Clapton's Guitars Sell For Millions Of $$$ At Auction!”



  1. 1

    He should put a couple of dollars aside for a washer/dryer so he doesn't have to keep using the laundromat!! Search keywords "The Media Jerk" to read heartless criticism of the day's biggest celebrity news stories!!



  2. 2

    The amazingness that is Clapton doesn't need to be in your book at all mario.



  3. 3

    he is my godfather!



  4. 4

    Actually, 2.15m seems surprisingly low for that collection…I'll bet he is disappointed.



  5. 5

    This is his third auction. In the past two of his guitars, Blackie, a pieced together Fender Stat and his Gibson ES-335 (the 'Crossroads' guitar) sold for close to one million each. Each of these guitars hold great R&R history.

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    6

    I wouldn't. I'd buy the exact same antique model for a song and still get the same sound. You should see my American made Fender Mustang bass.