Eric Clapton’s Danelectro Shorthorn Custom (Blind Faith)

This guitar was seen during the Blind Faith rehearsals in early 1969, although it is not known whether Eric ever used the guitar with the band aside from that. So, apart from these photos, everything else about this guitar is a mystery.

It is apparent that it featured some kind of psychedelic finish which could’ve been done by the same people who painted his SG, but this is just a wild guess and not likely.

Blind Faith rehearsals. Left to right: Steve Winwood, Ric Grech, Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton. Photo credit: Unknown

The only other interesting thing about this guitar is that recently Danelectro released a tribute model based on it named DC59O-PSY. Unfortunately, no additional info regarding the guitar’s history was revealed.


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