Gibson ES-335 - Cherry - Custom Made For & Owned by Eric Clapton - WOW!!!
2001 Gibson ES-335 Cherry Red sn# EC001
Custom Made by Gibson for Eric Clapton
Featured in the Eric Clapton sale of Guitars and Amps in aid of the Crossroads Centre
ATTENTION Serious Collectors and Eric Clapton Enthusiasts! Make’n Music is happy to present a curated selection of guitars and amplifiers which were previously owned and used by none other than Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton! Various items are featured as part of this Eric Clapton collection; including a custom Gibson ES-335 electric guitar presented to Eric by Gibson for his 2001 tour, two stage used 4x12 Marshall speaker cabinets stenciled “Derek and the Dominos”, one Jaguar Limited Edition Marshall Bluesbreaker combo amp presented to Eric by Jim Marshall himself, and a stage used Music Man HD-150 Reverb Head and 2x12 Cabinet with “Duck Bros.” roadcase. If you are an avid Clapton collector, or simply an enthusiast of rare, vintage, collectible guitars and amps, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain your own personal Eric Clapton Rig!!! Just imagine this killer selection of gear all set up in your mancave or jam room. Think of all the stages and players this iconic gear has seen. When I close my eyes I can imagine myself there, relishing the sounds (and smells) or Rock and Roll! Keep reading for more detailed information. (Also, if you are reading this on a marketplace website, please refer to the Make'n Music website for additional details and photographs of all items).
This particular listing is for the 2001 Gibson ES-335, Cherry Red, Serial Number EC001
This guitar was given to Eric Clapton by Gibson for his 2001 U.S. Tour. It is a custom instrument that features ES-345 style Parallelogram Inlays and Purfling for a stunning, understated yet elegant look. The neck profile is slim and feels exactly like the neck on my own personal vintage 1962 SG Special, and a 1961 ES-335 I used to have, so I suspect it may have been carved especially for Eric to replicate an actual vintage Gibson. It is a phenomenally good sounding and playing guitar. The woods are exquisite too – especially the dark and beautifully figured Rosewood fingerboard. The typical Orange Gibson Label is affixed inside the F-Hole and inscribed with the model ES-335 and sn# EC001. The original brown hardshell case with pink lining is included. The condition is excellent without any serious issues, damage or repairs. There is some minor oxidation to the nickel hardware and maybe a few negligible/superficial dings and dents from use, but overall very nice.
Provenance: Originally sold / purchased from Bonhams Auction House in New York during The Eric Clapton sale of Guitars and Amps in aid of the Crossroads Centre, on March 9th, 2011. Make’n Music is happy to offer it for sale on consignment from the original purchaser. The Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Eric Clapton is included.
Shipping: We are happy to ship worldwide. Due to the high value, weight, and size of these items the Service and Cost will be determined and calculated based on buyer location. Please confirm shipping price before purchase. The posted shipping price does NOT include insurance. All items are sold as-is. What you see is what you get except the original hard shell case which is included but not pictured. 4 certificates are shown but only the 1 certificate specific to this item is included.