An auction of Eric Clapton’s guitars and amps (G&B March 2011) hosted by Bonhams has raised a whopping $2.15 million.
Yesterdays sale saw fans, collectors and enthusiasts descend upon Bonhams auction house in New York to try and get their hands on Clapton’s latest offerings.
Amongst the lots were 75 guitars and 55 amps collectively fetching more than triple the expected amount. All the proceeds go to the Crossroad’s Centre (Antigua) for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
The 4 hour sale included bidders from all over the globe with highlights including a 1948 Gibson L-5P, estimated at $20,000-30,000, that sold for a staggering $82,960; and a 2005 Zemaitis S22BP 3S, estimated at $12,000-18,000, which sold for $75,640. The top amp of the sale was a pair of 1997 Fender Twin Amps, estimated at $9,000-12,000, sold for $42,700.