A Casio Synth Guitar PG30, Serial No. T00093,
Lot 112
A 1987 Casio PG-380 MIDI guitar, Serial No. T00093,
Sold for US$ 10,980 inc. premium
Lot Details
A 1987 Casio PG-380 MIDI guitar,
Serial No. T00093,
in black finish, Stratocaster 'style' body, maple neck, twenty-two fret ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, two single coil and one humbucking pickups, single sensor, Floyd Rose 'style' locking tremolo bridge/tailpiece, three rotary controls, selector switch, twelve buttons, two digit LED display, two indicators, matt black pickguard, DIN MIDI-OUT connector, mono and stereo jack sockets and a slit for a ROM card; and a black rectangular hardshell case with tangerine plush lining with two handwritten labels inscribed with various details including E.C. Black Casio Synth Guitar; the back of the headstock signed by Eric Clapton in black felt pen.


  • An extract from a 1985 interview with Dan Forte explains Clapton's use of synthesisers for inspiration:
    DF: "If you come across a creative block, and you've had Blackie in your hands for a week, can you pick up another guitar and come up with a new idea?
    EC: Yes, it will happen like that. Usually it happens with an acoustic guitar or a gut string or, as was the case with the album [Behind the Sun], the Roland [guitar synthesiser]... And it inspired me, just picking it up and playing a chord..."
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