Pete Townshend onstage

Pete Townshend says Cream “sounded so empty” at times: “I always loved Eric’s playing...

"It always felt to me like it was a bit muffled, in the Marshall days."
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop Bob Dylan 30th Anniversay Concert

Gibson Les Paul Goldtop signed by George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton hits the...

The guitar is expected to fetch between £10,000 to £15,000.
Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa says playing Eric Clapton’s Strat was “a rough ride”

He also got to play Clapton’t Hare Kirshna 335 and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Lenny Strat. On the same day.
KISS with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

10 guitar albums that used orchestras to scale new heights

From Metallica to Sergio Vallín, sometimes when you want to elevate your music, you need to get the orchestra in.
Eric Clapton

Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton Pt 2 – from Layla to the Crossroads

Eric Clapton’s solo career since 1970 has encompassed everything from rootsy JJ Cale-alike shuffles to shiny AOR to stark acoustic blues. Here’s an overview of the best and his highly influential classic gear, too...
Eric Clapton's Slowhand Strat and Eric Clapton

Nobody bought Eric Clapton’s $1 million Slowhand Strat

The rather expensive lot closed bidding with a total of zero bids.
Eric Clapton / Van Morrison

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison announce new anti-lockdown single Stand And Deliver

Following three releases from Van Morrison railing against the restrictions.
Eric Clapton's 'Slowhand' Stratocaster

Eric Clapton’s Slowhand Strat is heading to auction with a starting price of $1...

The guitar is a rare example of a 1954 Stratocaster with a hardtail bridge.
Eric Clapton

Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton – the birth of a legend

From upstart beginnings in the early 60s, Eric Clapton soon established himself as one of the decades’ most lauded players. Here’s a Part 1 guide to the man jokingly dubbed Slowhand.
Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton’s 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked

Even for non-players, Eric Clapton has become synonymous with the electric guitar – here, we pick just 20 examples of Slowhand’s fretwork from his varied career to serve as reminders of his extraordinary talent.


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