Eric Clapton is parting with more guitars to benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua, his drug and alcohol rehab facility on the Caribbean island.
The Eric Clapton Crossroads 25th Anniversary Signature Auction will take place December 8th at Heritage Auctions and among the offerings are:
- A 2019 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster that he played at the 2019 Crossroads Festival in Dallas.
- A metallic blue Stratocaster that he played at the 2023 festival in Los Angeles.
- A replica of his “Blackie” Stratocaster built to commemorate the 2007 festival in Chicago that he signed along with over three dozen artists who played at this year’s festival.
- Plus, guitars from such Crossroads Guitar Festival participants as Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Steve Vai, John Mayer and Sheryl Crow.
You can preview the guitars online or at Heritage Auction’s New York City offices on November 21st and 22nd, and the 27th through the 30th.
More details at HA.com.
Auctioning off guitars to benefit Crossroads is nothing new to Clapton.
On June 24th, 1999, he sold more than 100 of his at Sotheby's in New York, raising more than $5-million. The top seller was his 1956 Fender Stratocaster, nicknamed Brownie, which sold $450,000.
Since then he held two more, which included two more iconic guitars -- Blackie sold for $959,000 in 2004, and his Gibson ES 355 sold for $847,000, also in 2004.