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1925 C.F. Martin 0-21 [*Formerly Owned by Eric Clapton]

1925 C.F. Martin 0-21 [*Formerly Owned by Eric Clapton]

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This 1925 0-21 C.F. Martin Guitar was formerly owned and played by Eric Clapton. Originally sold through Christie's auction and now available for purchase in-house with official Christie's documentation. An incredible-sounding acoustic, well-preserved with a lovely sound that could only come from a well-loved and played instrument. A rare and valuable piece of music history for collectors and musicians alike! Includes documentation, a hardshell case, and case candy. 

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"It’s hard to think of a more universally loved musician than the legendary Eric Clapton. His fanbase is as wide and diverse as any in the music industry. A typical Clapton audience can consist of anyone from a retired banker to a retired postal worker, and everyone in between. He’s sold more records than God and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. He truly needs no introduction.

While mostly known as an electric guitarist, his prowess as an acoustic player came to public attention after his 1992 appearance on MTV Unplugged. While he may not have used this guitar during that particular performance, it was owned and played by the man himself for many years. This tremendous Martin 0-21 from the waning days of gut strings is truly a finger-picker’s dream. After years of faithful service, Mr. Clapton put this instrument up for sale at his 2004 Christie’s auction to benefit his Crossroads Antigua addiction treatment center, an event that would eventually result in over $7,000,000 raised. This guitar shared the block with a slough of 50s Gibsons and Fenders, even his iconic ’56 Strat “Blackie.”  This Martin comes complete with all Christie’s documentation and provenance, and even the original set of strings from the time of Clapton’s ownership. The opportunity to purchase an instrument that was owned and played by one of the greatest guitar heroes of all time is truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance."

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