Clapton referred to this model of guitar in an interview with Dan Forte as the "Holy Grail":
"...There are still guitars that I want: they're like the Holy Grail for me. There's the fat-bodied guitar that Chuck Berry played in all the publicity photographs of him duck-walking; a Gibson ES-350. It's got those black [P-90] pickups. I'm always on the look out for a good one of those..."
Clapton played this guitar with Chuck Berry at the latter's two 60th Birthday Party concerts at Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Mo. October 16th, 1986. He sang and played on Wee Wee Hours, Rock'N'Roll Music and Hail! Hail! Rock'N'Roll. The performance was filmed and subsequently released as the 1986 Delilah film Hail! Hail! Rock'N'Roll.