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[*] posted on 1-27-2006 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
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hm... well since the guitar chat died i thought i'd bring it back to life starting with something interesting lol i just found out that the most expensive guitar ever sold was from the legendary guitarist eric claptop which was sold for over 900k

A guitar owned by legendary British musician Eric Clapton was sold at a Christie's auction for $959,500 (approximately Rs 4.41 crore) in New York on Thursday night (June 24) making it the most expensive guitar in the world.

A Fender Stratocaster, which Clapton nicknamed 'Blackie,' was sold for six times the price it was expected to garner.

The guitar was bought by an American chain of shops called 'The Guitar Center.' Clapton used the guitar from 1973 to 1985 on stage, but 'retired' it in 1991.

Eric Patrick Clapton ?born in Ripley, United Kingdom on March 30, 1945 ?made 'Blackie' from several different, Stratocasters originally bought in Nashville, Tennessee, US.

The Christie's auction also saw a whole lot of other Clapton items being sold. One of Clapton's guitars ?the 1964 Gibson ES-335 ?too was sold for $847,500 (Rs 3.89 crore) to The Guitar Center.

Another Clapton guitar was purchased for $791,500 (Rs 3.64 crore). The auctionaised $7.43 million (Rs 34.178 crore) selling items donated by famous musicians.

The proceeds of the sale of the guitars will go towards Clapton's Crossroads addiction clinic, which he founded in 1998 and is its chairman of the board.

just wondering anyone noe how to play clapton's songs?

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[*] posted on 1-27-2006 at 11:00 PM Reply With Quote


$959,500??? :o damnn.. that's pretty insane but the guitar looks hott... Tears in Heaven is probably one of my faves from him.. the story behind the song is so sad.. im still learning how to play, but i would love to learn his songs..one day lol here's a pretty good site if u want tabs for his songs.. www.guitaretab.com/c/clapton-eric :) there's other tabs there too, like from Goo Goo Dolls and other stuff :)
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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 12:17 AM Reply With Quote


insane price for an guitar. i rather spent that money on something else more useful like towards a car and some other things.
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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 12:42 AM Reply With Quote


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Tears in Heaven is probably one of my faves from him.. the story behind the song is so sad..

Tears in Heaven is a tribute to his son who died tragically

eric's life has been surrounded by a lot of tragedies...




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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 12:52 AM Reply With Quote


woww...i can't imagine a guitar could worth so much, the american who bought the guitar must feel powerful to hold something soo precioud to them...Eric Clapton was an excellent guitarist, too bad his father lefted them



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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 01:31 AM Reply With Quote


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Tears in Heaven is a tribute to his son who died tragically

eric's life has been surrounded by a lot of tragedies...


if i didn't remember wrong, i think his son fell out the window? i sang that song for choir before and our teacher told us bout the incident.. but in a way, those tragedies made him a blues/rock legend.. his songs are sincere and emotional.. the works from him is truly amazing..
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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 02:11 AM Reply With Quote


ya i just read his biography right now man born as a illagitamate child his dad abbandonded him his mom didn't want him his wife divorced him his entire road crew died in a plane crash and finally the death of his son lol
holy shit with all that no wonder he had drug addiction and had to go into rehab and then coming back out to even more tragedy and getting another addiction and going BACK AGAIN into rehab wow what a life
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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 11:23 AM Reply With Quote


eric clapton is one of the greatest guitarists, such a sad story story about his life though. I would love to be able to hold that guitar and play it, just so i can say i played a 900k guitar.
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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 06:00 PM Reply With Quote


Imagine what it'll be worth when he dies?
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[*] posted on 1-28-2006 at 10:10 PM Reply With Quote


Back on the guitar topic, I can play Tears in Heaven and Classical Gas.........poorly :P.
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[*] posted on 1-29-2006 at 02:50 AM Reply With Quote


with that kind of money, i would rather buy a house or fancy car to get all the girls or something..But yeah nice guitar.
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[*] posted on 5-4-2013 at 10:49 AM Reply With Quote


UPDATE***THE MOST EXPENSIVE GUITAR IS NOW 2.8 MILLION***FENDER STRATOCASTER***


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