The amount paid for Clapton’s instrument still fell short of the record price of Kurt Cobain’s guitar, which was traded last year.
Blues legend Eric Claptonin the old acoustic guitar was sold at a rock memorabilia auction in New York at a brisk price. According to Julien’s Auction, which organized the auction, the guitar was shelled for $ 625,000 (approximately € 554,000).
The guitar is a 1968 Martin D-45 model played by Clapton at the 1970 debut gig of his band Derek and the Dominos.
Julien’s Auction had previously estimated that Clapton’s guitar would cost $ 300,000 to $ 500,000.
Although the price rose higher than expected, it still remained for a long time sold on the same occasion last year Kurt Cobain the record price of the player. Martin D-18E guitar used by the Nirvana band in their 1993 MTV Unplugged recording was called at that time for more than six million dollars (about 5.4 million euros).
U2 guitarist also paid big money at this year’s Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll auction The Edgen About Gibson Explorer and Pink Floyd David Gilmourin Fender Stratocasterista. The former was sold for $ 437,500 and the latter for $ 200,000.
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