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  • Gibson Custom Shop “Beano” 1960 Graphic Les Paul

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    Most Clapton fans know about his famous 1960 Sunburst Les Paul that he played on John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers’ Blues Breakers with Eric Claptonalbum of 1966 – nicknamed the “Beano” guitar and album because of the comic book Eric was pictured reading on the album cover. The folklore around that album has become part of music history and to pay tribute to that Gibson’s Custom Shop has created...

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  • Gibson Eric Clapton “Beano” 1960 Les Paul Unveiled

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    On 1966’s John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, the world was met with a sound never before heard: a Les Paul paired with a Marshall amplifier. 21-year-old Eric Clapton was deftly handling his sunburst 1960 Les Paul Standard on this record, having put down his Fender Telecaster. The rest is history. Unfortunately the guitar is history too, because it was stolen from Clapton just a...

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