Eric Clapton’s 1950s Fender Telecaster

This Telecaster was seen on a few photos taken during the 1974 tour, all of which seem to be from the same concert – at KB Hallen on June 20th, 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark [Eric Clapton 1974 – Barrie Wentzell PhotographyBarrie Wentzell Photography].

Based on the wear on the neck, the guitar was, most likely, a vintage model from the 50s, but beyond that, the guitar is a mystery. It’s unknown whether it was even Eric’s, and whether it was ever used again.


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Rich Davis
Rich Davis
2 years ago

Was this the blackguard telecaster that he gave to keith Richards?

1 year ago
Reply to  Rich Davis

He used Teles frequently in the seventies.
Both to record and live. I have seen loads of photos with him playing Telecaster on different places. Japan, USA Europe. Maybe he used it on some songs per concert