Eric Clapton’s ‘Slowhand at 70’ Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster sells at auction for over $200,000

Eric Clapton
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A Fender Shop Custom Shop Stratocaster, which was owned and played by electric guitar legend Eric Clapton during his 2014 World Tour and 2015 Slowhand at 70 show at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, has been sold at auction for $220,308.

Listed by Iconic Auctions, the Strat itself was made specifically for Slowhand under his own technical guidance and went on to appear at a slew of shows across the two years it was in service.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.