A c.1952 Gibson Super 400C
Serial No. A10586, Factory Order No. 7613 2, in sunburst finish, with gold-plated metal parts, maple body with round cutaway, spruce top with bound f-holes, maple neck, twenty-fret bound ebony fingerboard with split block inlays, headstock face with split diamond inlay, wooden bridge, metal tailpiece and bound imitation tortoise-shell pickguard; and a brown hardshell contour case with pink plush lining and Lee Dickson's handwritten tie-on label Gibson Super 400 c '52 Sunburst. Ser A.10586 and paper adhesive label similarly inscribed; the case containing a printed set list Clapton/Cocker Set '93 featuring eleven songs for Eric including Badge, Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven, Cocaine, Crossroads and Layla and five Joe Cocker titles

The Super 400 with a cutaway was introduced in c.1939.

Eric Clapton found the size of this guitar made it hard for him to play it. He said "I'm too small for that guitar".
Gibson Super 400C/Sunburst

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