Eric Clapton guitars on auction: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Clapton, has put guitars on the auction block in New York, raising millions of dollars for his charity.
A 1948 Gibson L-5P sold for $82,960, well above its presale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. And a replica of a prized Clapton guitar that duplicates the cigarette burns and belt buckle scratches found on the original sold for $30,500 at the auction.
The sale at Bonhams New York included 75 guitars and 55 amps from the British artist's collection and brought in $2.15 million. Proceeds were to benefit a drug and alcohol treatment center Clapton founded in the Caribbean.