Eric Clapton’s Marshall Bluesbreaker Model 1962

This is the amp that Eric used to record Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (a.k.a. The Beano Album) in early to mid-1966. According to Jim Marshall, the amp was developed and built specifically for Eric.

Eric used to practice in my shop and he was one of the first guitarists to ask me to build a combo. He wanted one so it would be easy for him to put the whole thing in the boot [trunk] of his car.

Musician’s Hotline magazine, 2003
Eric Clapton is photographed playing his Gibson Les Paul “Beano Burst” through a Marshall Model 1962 on the top right. Image source – original vinyl sleeve.


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