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This is the first time that such a large and interesting collection of amps - all of which helped created EC's legendary sound - was offered on the auction market. Vieiwings took place in three cities on the following dates: Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1HH: Sunday 23rd January – Wednesday 26th January 2011 Los Angeles: 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, CA 90046, USA: Friday 18th February - Sunday 20th February 2011New York: 580 Madison Avenue, NY 10022: Saturday 5th March - Wednesday 9th March 2011 The auction once again was in aide of The Crossroads Centre, Antigua, as were the two previous record breaking 19 Eric Clapton / Crossroads Guitar Auctions.
The two prior auctions took place at Christies in New York City.
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In the 1955 model year, Gretsch designers expanded the Jet solidbody options again with the introduction of the Jet Firebird model 6131.
Sharing identical features and hardware with its siblings, this variation offered an Oriental red top finish and black back and sides.On 9 March 2011 in New York City, Bonhams hosted a landmark auction that included 138 lots, the great majority from Eric Clapton's personal collection. Included in the sale were instruments and amps by Fender, Gibson, Marshall, Martin, and Music Man.Guitars generously donated by EC's famous musician friends Jeff Beck, J. Highlights included one of Clapton's main stage guitars from 2005, which formed one of a pair he used during the Cream Reunion Shows in London and New York - a custom built black Fender 'Eric Clapton Signature' Stratocaster; and a pair of circa 1970 Marshall vintage basket weave speaker cabinets, used during the 1970s while with Derek & The Dominos.Another unique feature on many (if not all) of these Cadillac-green Jets is a banjo-style armrest, an accoutrement only shared with the legendary White Penguin model 6134—which, perhaps not-so-coincidentally, was produced in batch 263XX immediately after the second mini batch of Cadillac-green Jets.Because of their relative rarity—only 50–75 specimens are believed to have been produced—and their elegant aesthetic, these green-and-gold Jets are also holy grail guitars to many Gretsch collectors. you name it and I’ve probably owned one, played one or had one on my bench for repair.