Two guitars from Eric Clapton’s personal collection are up for auction

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Back in August, Gibson and Fender each unveiled limited-edition Eric Clapton electric guitars as part of the 2019 Crossroads Collection.

Now, Clapton himself has donated one of each of these models - the #3 prototype for the Gibson Custom Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I and a Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Blind Faith Telecaster built by Todd Krause - from his own personal collection for an auction to benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by the guitarist for chemically dependent persons in 1998.

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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.