drug rehab clinic 300x240 Eric Clapton auctions guitars for drug rehab clinic

Legendary musician Eric Clapton will be selling 150 items, including 70 guitars, for his drug rehab clinic in Antigua. This will mark the third time Clapton has sold his guitars. He first did it in 1999 and again in 2004. The March 9, 2011 auction will feature a main stage guitar used by the singer in 2005 when he performed in the Cream Reunion Shows in New York and London. The black Fender-brand “Eric Clapton Signature” Stratocaster is said to fetch $20,000  to $30,000. Aside from Fender, other instruments and amps included in the sale are those made by Gibson, Martin, Marshall and Music Man. The price range for the guitars and amps runs from $300 to $30,000. The proceeds will be collected by Bonham auctioneers for Clapton’s drug rehab clinic. The sale will also present musical items given by J.J. Cale, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa. Another premium item is a pair of Marshall basket weave speaker cabinets which were used by Clapton in the 1970s during a performance with Derek and the Dominos. The speakers are estimated to cost $8,000 to $10,000. The auction for the singer’s drug rehab clinic is being co-organized with Wallace & Hodgson, who participated in the singer’s previous two guitar sales.