Eric Clapton’s Gibson Les Paul Standard

This guitar was first seen at the Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, on April 23rd, 1983. From the photos, it appears to be brand new, but it’s impossible to say for sure what’s the story of this guitar. Be that as it may, it was seen again in 1985, on a photo of a collection of Clapton’s tour guitar taken backstage at Yoyogi Olympic Pool, Tokyo [Eric Clapton’s guitars – GettyImages]. This means that the Les Paul was likely Clapton’s main humbucker-equipped guitar around this time.

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1 year ago

This is a 1960 Les Paul acquired somewhere in the early 80s and according to him it has a very similar neck to the Beano Les Paul , you can see him play it on Prince Trust Concert while performing Gently weeeps with Harrison