24 June 1999
A 1959 Gibson ES-225TD
Factory Order No.S613 13, in sunburst finish, thinline body with single sharp cutaway, top with f-holes, mahogany neck, twenty-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, two P-90 pickups, four rotary controls, selector switch, wooden bridge, metal tailpiece and black pickguard; and a brown hardshell contour case lined in pink plush and Lee Dickson's handwritten paper adhesive label Gibson - 225 Sunburst 13 13
The two pickup version of this model was first introduced in 1956.
Eric Clapton acquired this guitar for collecting rather than playing purposes.
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