April 25, 2024

Eric Clapton’s “The Fool” guitar has sold for $1.27 million at Julien’s Auctions “Played, Worn And Torn: Rock N’ Roll Iconic Guitars And Memorabilia” event.  

The 1964 Gibson SG electric guitar, first stage-played while Cream (pictured above – Clapton far right) toured the U.S. in the late ‘60’s, was acquired by The Jim Irsay Collection in Indianapolis with a portion of the guitar proceeds going towards “Kicking The Stigma,” the Indianapolis Colts and Irsay family’s mental health awareness initiative.

The guitar, a sign of the times, has a custom psychedelic paint finish.

It’s the first time a Clapton guitar has sold for seven figures at auction.

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