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Guitar played by Eric Clapton before he gave up smoking set to fetch £247,000

The iconic instrument bears the mark of characteristic cigarette burns and was the successor to his most famous guitar, a hybrid Stratocaster Clapton nicknamed ‘Blackie’. 

The guitar up for sale, known as The Heir To Blackie, is being offered by the San Francisco Art Exchange with at a guide price of £247,000. 

It was the first officially sanctioned Eric Clapton Signature Stratocaster and Clapton helped to design the guitar.

Clapton’s original beloved Blackie, which combined parts from three Fender Stratocasters made in the late fift…
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