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