London, South Kensington
26 September 2000
A circa 1952 Gibson Les Paul in gold finish, mahogany body with single cutaway, maple top, mahogany neck, twenty-two fret bound rosewood fingerboard with crown inlays, two humbucking pickups, selector switch, four rotary controls, metal bridge and stop tailpiece; and a hardshell brown contour case with maroon plush lining
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ROBERTY, Marc Eric Clapton: The Man, The Music, The Memorabilia, Surrey: Dragon's World, 1994, pp. 102-103
ROBERTY, Marc Eric Clapton: The New Visual Documentary, London: Omnibus Press, 1986, p. 61 (illus.)
This guitar was lent to Clapton by the Producer, John Porter for a live performance at the Hammersmith Odeon, London as part of the British Tour, 27th April, 1977. This concert was recorded and and the pickups on Clapton's trademark Fender were producing too much of a buzz so he used this Gibson Les Paul instead because the humbucking pickups were more suited for recording purposes.
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