Lewis Resophonic Dobro, Serial No. E.C. FR2,
Lot 22
A 1992 Lewis Wood Body Tricone Sunburst,
Sold for US$ 13,420 inc. premium

Lot Details
A 1992 Lewis Wood Body Tricone Sunburst,
A 1992 Lewis Wood Body Tricone Sunburst,
in sunburst finish, signed and dated inside the body by Mark Lewis, flame maple laminate body, three internal resonating cones with triangular-shaped cover plate with trapezoid mesh grilles and T-shaped hand rest, upper bout lattice work sound holes, flame maple neck, nineteen fret bound ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, slotted headstock with ebony facing and pearloid inlays, wooden bridge and metal tailpiece; and a black hardshell contour case with black plush lining with handwritten label

Footnotes

  • Eric Clapton acquired this guitar in Paris in April 1995 during the From The Cradle Blues Tour.

    Mike Lewis commented in 2010 that in 1995 he was invited to:
    "come and show some of my guitars to Eric when he was playing in Paris, which I did and he bought the Tricone. I had only been making guitars for two years, so I was one happy man. That guitar is the first one of that model and the only one to have LEWIS on the headstock (all the others after that had Fine Resophonic). The Ukulele [see Lot 23] was a gift to Eric just to have some fun with and it was one of a batch of five."

    Photo: Backstage at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, 22 April 1995 with this guitar on a stand among various other well recognised guitars of Clapton's. Photograph courtesy of the guitar maker Mike Lewis.
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