Eric Clapton’s 1959 Gibson ES-335TD

Eric was seen playing this guitar during the “From The Cradle Nothin’ But Blues” tour in 1994-1995. He often used it to play “Third Degree”, “Reconsider Baby”, and “Sinner’s Prayer”.

Eric Clapton playing his 1959 Gibson ES-335TD in 1994.
Eric Clapton playing his 1959 Gibson ES-335TD in 1994.

The guitar featured a dark sunburst finish, thinline body with double cutaways, a top with f-holes, a mahogany neck, and a twenty-two fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. It was among the gutiars that Eric sold through Christie’s in 1999, and it ended up selling for $79,500.

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