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Gruhn Guitars is pleased and honored to offer a collection of 29 guitars owned and used by Eric Clapton. The wide-ranging collection features both vintage and modern guitars, each of which is accompanied by a photo of Eric Clapton with the guitar and a signed letter from him attesting ownership and use. To view the handful of AVAILABLE instruments, visit

“Eric Clapton first visited my shop in 1970 when Derek & the Dominos performed on The Johnny Cash Show. He assembled his famous “Blackie” Stratocaster using components from the four Stratocasters he bought from me and parts he purchased from Sho-Bud Guitars around the corner from my shop the same day. Over the years, Eric and I have remained in touch, made a good number of instrument deals, and he has frequently visited Gruhn Guitars when he passes through Nashville,” said George Gruhn (Chairman & CEO of Gruhn Guitars). “It is very meaningful to have a friend like Eric Clapton who shares my love of guitars and uses the instrument to such great effect. Everyone at Gruhn Guitars feels incredibly honored to represent him in offering a group of very fine instruments from his collection.” - George Gruhn

The following instruments have been SOLD.
Click the links below to view photos and information about these SOLD instruments.
1941 Martin 000-45
1931 Martin OM-28
1998 Gerundino GF1 Flamenco
2003 Gerundino GF4 Flamenco
2012 Alexander Svistunof 17" archtop
1941 D'Angelico New Yorker
1938 D'Angelico Excel 17"
1937 D'Angelico Excel
1980 Music Man Stingray
2007 Gibson SG Standard
1991 Gibson Firebird V
2000 Epiphone Les Paul (autographed by Les Paul)
2006 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster
2007 Fender Custom Shop Master Built Antigua Stratocaster
2009 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster
2011 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster
2006 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster
2014 Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster
2015 Gretsch G6112TCB-JR
2009 Gibson Byrdland Custom
2009 Gibson Byrdland Custom
2013 Gibson Wes Montgomery Custom L-5
1980s Roland G-505 Synth

To view the handful of instruments still available, visit