Used 2005 Gibson Custom Shop Prototype #1 Eric Clapton Crossroads ES-335 Electric Guitar Cherry
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We always love running into a Gibson Custom Shop Eric Clapton "Crossroads" 335...but this guitar in particular is something really special: #1 out of three prototypes for the production run made by the Gibson Custom Shop. This guitar was previously owned by Keith Brawley, who at the time was VP of the Guitar Center guitar division and one of the people responsible for spearheading the Crossroads 335 project. Keith took Eric's original ES-335 to Gibson himself to be analyzed and recreated, and now here we have Keith's personal prototype model, along with a framed original poster ad for the guitar, certificate of authenticity denoting this guitar as a prototype, Crossroads and Cream accessory case candy, and the "Making Of" DVD which features Keith taking the original to Gibson.
The Gibson Custom Shop Eric Clapton "Crossroads" ES-335 is an exact replica of the instrument that Clapton wielded during his days with Rock and Roll powerhouse Cream. The original guitar set records when it sold for a staggering $847,500 at auction in 2004, and it was examined down to each and every ding by the Gibson Custom Shop in 2005 to build only 250 replica instruments.
The guitar is built with an aged Cherry finish on a maple body with a solid maple center block, slim taper mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard and 22 frets, 24-3/4" scale length, two custom Burstbucker humbuckers, ABR-1 bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and Grover tuners. Features true to the original 335 that we really love are the Hare Krishna sticker on the back of the headstock which was given to Clapton by George Harrison, along with the original serial number of 67473 stamped into the headstock.
Includes: Original Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity, Crossroads Case Candy, Making-Of DVD by Gibson
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