26 Sep 19
Auction in aid of Crossroads Centre Antigua at bidpal.net/xroads. Ends October 6.
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton has donated two guitars from his personal collection to benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua. The auction of these very unique instruments was launched in conjunction with Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, which took place in Dallas, Texas on September 20 and 21. The two-day event was also in aid of Crossroads Centre Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by the guitarist for chemically dependent persons in 1998.
The first lot in this auction is Eric Clapton’s personally owned #3 Prototype for the Gibson 1964 Limited-Edition Reissue of his famous Firebird. The guitar was made using authentic construction methods and precise dimensions scanned from 1964 Firebird models. It’s outfitted with a newly-developed Alnico V Firebird pickup to recapture the scorching output and searing tones of the original instrument. It also comes with a replica of the guitar strap he used with the guitar, a replica of the original case and more.
The second lot from the guitarist’s personal collection is the 50th Anniversary Blind Faith Fender Telecaster modified with a Stratocaster neck. This recreation was built by Master Builder Tom Krause of the Fender Custom Shop to commemorate the one used by Eric at the Blind Faith show in Hyde Park, London on June 7, 1969.
Each guitar is accompanied by a letter signed by Eric Clapton stating it was part of his personal collection.
For complete auction details and to bid, go to bidpal.net/xroads. The auction ends October 6 at 11:00PM CDT.
About Crossroads Centre Antigua:
Founded in 1998 by Eric Clapton, Crossroads Centre Antigua was created to provide treatment and education to chemically and alcohol dependent persons, their families and their significant others. Treatment is provided through residential care, family and aftercare programs. The pathway to recovery is founded on the 12 steps and a change in lifestyle. Crossroads Centre, Antigua also operates a 16 bed halfway house in Antigua called the Bevon House and facilitates various ongoing recovery initiatives on the island of Antigua and the Caribbean. www.crossroadsantigua.org.
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