Eric Clapton’s 1954 Fender Stratocaster is hitting the auction block for a cool one million

Clapton's Slowhand 1954 Strat is being auctioned
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Back in 2004, Eric Clapton’s coveted black Fender Strat electric guitar, "Blackie," sold at Christies at a then-record-breaking price of $959,500.

Now another historic Clapton-owned and -played Strat is up for auction, and this one looks set to go for a pretty penny as well.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.