Eric Clapton often auctions off his music gear to help fund the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, and it's from the first in mid-1999 that Lot 103 was sold. Dubbed Slowhand, it's now available again, with bidding kicking off at a million bucks.
Twenty-nine guitars owned by Eric Clapton went on sale this week at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, with 19 already sold and the pick-of-the-bunch, a Martin 000-45, still available at $150,000 .
Vintage guitars are now a viable investment. Our list of the most valuable guitars ever sold shows the key factor is the significance of the instrument in musical history, with guitars formerly played by Clapton, Hendrix, and the guitar–playing Beatles dominating the listings.