THE PSYCHEDELIC SG “FOOL GUITAR” | ERIC CLAPTON’S EPIC GIBSON GROWLER

Eric Clapton psychedelic sg fool guitar

Eric Clapton of Cream and Producer Felix Pappalardi during a recording session for the album Disraeli Gears at Atlantic Studios — Image by © Michael Ochs Archives

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I’ll never forget the first time I saw a picture of Todd Rundgren holding what I immediately deemed to be the coolest guitar in the world.  I’m a bit of a guitar nut– I’ve got a nice little stable of beauties currently, and I tell myself that I’d play more if it weren’t for TSY and a few other distractions–  another thing on the list of things I’d love to do more frequently.  Anyway, the image of that majestic hand-painted Gibson SG was forever seared on my mind’s eye.  Later, I learned more about the coveted guitar– it’s creation by the hands of a 1960s Dutch design duo called the Fool, the mysterious changing of hands among notable guitarists over the years, and the recent sale to a collector who paid in the neighborhood of $500,000 for the legendary axe.  It’s amazing what a little paint can do…

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Eric Clapton psychedelic sg fool guitarEric Clapton psychedelic sg fool guitar

Eric Clapton of Cream, one of the hottest trios (along with the Jimi Hedrix Experience) on the 1960s.

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