Clapton guitar sells for over $ 600,000 at auction

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(AFP) – A collection guitar from Eric Clapton has been purchased 625. 000 dollars in New York, the highest price of an auction devoted to rock legends on Friday and Saturday which totaled nearly $ 5 million, Julien’s Auctions announced.

Advertised as the highlight of this sale, which took place at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in New York but also on the internet, this acoustic guitar, a Martin D – 21, scratched by Clapton in 1970 during a first live concert of his band Derek and The Dominos, was estimated at 300.000 and 500. 000 dollars by Julien’s.

Its selling price remains much lower than the record for a guitar, reached by the semi-acoustic on which the singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, had played during the famous concert “MTV Unplugged “in 1993 ($ 6 million in 2020 at Julien’s Auction).

Rock and blues legend Eric Clapton has been controversial since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, posting positions deemed anti-vaccine and opposing confinements.

Other guitars sold included a Gibson Explorer “The Ed ge “from 1976, used by U2, awarded 300. 500 dollars, and a Fender Stratocaster that Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour had played on, left for 58. 000 dollars.

Close of 1. 00 lots and various objects passed into the hands of the Beatles, Guns N’Roses, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, were sold in these auctions.

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