Nov 20, 2023
By Andy Johnson
It was the 1964 Gibson SG electric that Eric Clapton played when Cream first toured the United States in 1967.
The guitar, famously dubbed Clapton’s “Fool,” in honour of the dutch art collective which did the guitar’s psychedelic art work, has sold for a record $1.27 million dollars at a Julien’s auction in Nashville.
It’s the first time a Clapton guitar has sold for seven figures and sets a new world record for the sale of one of Eric’s old axes.
The guitar was acquired by The Jim Irsay Collection in Indianapolis and a portion of the proceeds from the sale will go towards “Kicking The Stigma,” which is The Indianapolis Colts and Irsay Family’s mental health awareness initiative.