Lewis Tri-cone National, Serial No. E.C.FR1,
Lot 24
A 2002 Lewis Fine Resophonic Single Cone 12 Fret Flamed Maple,
Sold for US$ 9,760 inc. premium

Lot Details
A 2002 Lewis Fine Resophonic Single Cone 12 Fret Flamed Maple, A 2002 Fine Resophonic Single Cone 12 Fret Flamed Maple,
A 2002 Lewis Fine Resophonic Single Cone 12 Fret Flamed Maple,
in natural finish, signed and dated inside the body by Mark Lewis, bound flamed maple laminate body, single resonator cone, cover plate with fifteen diamond-shaped cutouts and handrest, upperbout f-holes, flamed maple neck, nineteen fret bound ebony fingerboard with dot inlays, slotted headstock, wooden bridge and metal tailpiece; and a black hardshell contour case with red plush lining with handwritten label with various inscriptions including BlondeMaple Dobro With Highlander

Footnotes

  • Eric Clapton acquired this guitar in Paris in April 2004 during his European Tour.

    Mike Lewis commented in 2010:
    "The single cone flamed maple is a really nice guitar. The same story. I dropped around to see them again when he played in Paris in 2004 and he liked it." [See footnote to Lot 22]

    Photo: a) Screen capture of Doyle Bramhall II playing Hellhounds On My Trail on this guitar, loaned to him by Clapton, at a warehouse in Dallas on 3 June 2004. This location was the exact building where Robert Johnson made his 1937 original recordings. The performance was released as the Sessions for Robert J DVD. Video courtesy of Reprise Records: Screen capture by Saiichi Sugiyama
    Photo: b) Doyle Bramhall II playing They're Red Hot and Me And The Devil Blues on this guitar, loaned to him by Clapton, during Clapton's 2004 US tour at Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, 10 July 2004. Photograph courtesy of Steve Proctor
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