Gibson Custom Built "Crosssroads"  ES-335, Prototype 4
Lot 119
A 2005 Gibson ES-335 Crossroads Model Prototype, Serial No. Prototype 4,
Sold for US$ 32,940 inc. premium

Lot Details
A 2005 Gibson ES-335 Crossroads Model Prototype, Serial No. Prototype 4, A 2005 Gibson ES-335 Crossroads Model Prototype, Serial No. Prototype 4,
A 2005 Gibson ES-335 Crossroads Model Prototype,
Serial No. Prototype 4,
printed maker's label to interior, Style: Guitar, Number: Prototype 4 is hereby GUARANTEED against ... etc. signed by Eric Clapton in black ballpoint pen, in cherry red finish, thinline laminate body with double cutaways, laminate maple top with f-holes, mahogany neck, twenty-two fret bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, headstock facing with crown motif inlay, serial number 67473 and a Hare Krishna sticker on headstock rear, two humbucking pickups, four rotary controls, selector switch, metal bridge, stud tailpiece and black pickguard; and a black Cream replica hardshell contour case stencilled on the lid in white CREAM / DELICATE / HANDLE WITH CARE, with gold plush lining; and original cardboard box

Footnotes

  • See footnote to lot 116. Gibson Manufactured and sold 245 of these 'Cream' Crossroads replicas. However, there were only five Artist Prototypes which were made and given to Clapton, of which this is one.

    Photo: Clapton playing a similar guitar, Budokan, Tokyo, 13 October 1995. Photograph courtesy of Moriyasu Aono
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