Official Eric Clapton 2011 Crossroads Guitar Auction Catalog Available From Bonhams. Discount On Pre-Orders Placed Before 1 February.

Get 20% off the official auction catalog when you pre-order before 1 February 2011.  Featuring over 150 items from Eric Clapton’s personal collection, the auction, hosted by Bonhams in association with Wallace & Hodgson will feature over 70 guitars and 70 amps that have helped create Clapton’s legendary sound. This is the first time the rock icon has donated his historic amplifier collection to auction and gives fans a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Clapton history in support of his Crossroads foundation. The auction will take place in New York, on Wednesday 9th March 2011, with viewing available in the Bonhams showrooms on the following dates:

• London: Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HH: Sunday 23rd January – Wednesday 26th January 2011 
• Los Angeles: 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, CA 90046: Friday 18th February – Sunday 20th February 2011
• New York: 580 Madison Avenue , NY 10022: Saturday 5th March – Wednesday 9th March 2011
Included in the sale are instruments and amps by Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Martin, Music Man, to name but a few. Some of the historic amps are associated with Clapton’s career from the 1970s to the present day. It is the first time that such a large and interesting collection of amps has ever been offered on the auction market.

Eric Clapton has commented on the sale: “I am very happy that Bonhams have agreed to host my third guitar auction in aid of The Crossroads Centre, Antigua, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre I founded in 1998.”

To receive a fully illustrated catalog at a discount of over 20% on the cover price, please call 1 212 644 9001 or 1 415 861 7500 or email quoting the code name “SUNSET” before 1st February 2011 (after this date, full cover price will apply). Price including postage and packing for US domestic address is $30.00 and international is $50.00 which will also allow free access to the viewing in LA and New York for two persons.

Press release provided to Where’s Eric! courtesy of Bonhams and Wallace / Hodgson

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