26 Aug 23
Watch A New Eric Clapton Interview with Michael Doyle from Guitar Center!
The 2023 exclusive guitar collection was developed by Guitar Center in association with Eric Clapton, Martin, Fender Musical Instruments, and PRS Guitars to benefit Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre Antigua. Michael Doyle, Senior Vice President of Guitar Center, recently spoke with Eric about the collection. In the interview, Eric gives his first impressions and plays the new Martin lineup, and reflects back on his time with Derek and the Dominos, including their gig at the Lyceum with Dave Mason, plus playing on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass sessions. Watch it here:
The guitars available in the 2023 Crossroads Collection are:
• Martin Eric Clapton D-45 Brazilian Rosewood Ltd Ed Acoustic Guitar
• Martin Eric Clapton D-45 Madagascar Rosewood Ltd Ed Acoustic Guitar
• Martin Eric Clapton D-28 Signature Ltd Ed Acoustic Guitar
• Fender Custom Shop™ Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster® Ltd Ed Masterbuilt by Todd Krause in Blu Scozia
• Fender Eric Clapton CRASH Stratocaster® Ltd Ed
• PRS Private Stock Carlos Santana I Crossroads in Santana Orange
A significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of the guitars in the collection will be donated to benefit Clapton’s Crossroads Centre Antigua. The Crossroads Centre was created to provide treatment and education to chemically dependent persons. Treatment is provided through residential care, family and aftercare programs. The pathway to recovery is founded on the movement toward a change in lifestyle.
The collection launch coincides with the 2023 Crossroads Guitar Festival, taking place over two nights on September 23 and 24 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. Guitar Center will once again host the Guitar Center Festival Village on-site, where the limited-edition guitars will be displayed. Ticketed attendees can see each of the instruments in this collection, along with memorabilia associated with each guitar. Guitar Center will again be exhibiting important selections from its Legends Collection of historically significant guitars, including Eric’s “Blackie®” Fender® Stratocaster® and cherry red Gibson ES-335, as well as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny” Strat®.
Watch further deep dives into the new Eric Clapton Martin Guitars and the Fender Custom Shop™ Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster® Ltd Ed Masterbuilt by Todd Krause in Blu Scozia below:
Learn more about the guitar collection at https://www.guitarcenter.com/Crossroads.gc
Learn more about the work of Crossroads Center Antigua at https://crossroadsantigua.org/