An iconic piece of rock 'n' roll history is set to take center stage at an upcoming Nashville auction, where one of Eric Clapton's most historic guitar is expected to be the highlight of the show.
Clapton's instrument, known as The Fool, is expected to fetch between $1 million and $2 million. If it does reach the higher end of that range, it will rank as one of the most expensive guitars of all time.
The Julien's Auctions event, titled Played, Worn & Torn: Rock ‘n’ Roll Iconic Guitars and Memorabilia, is being watched carefully by rock and roll enthusiasts and collectors around the world.
The Fool, a 1964 Gibson SG electric guitar, derives its name from the distinctive psychedelic painted design it displays, which was finished by the Dutch art collective of the same name. Hailed by auction notes as "one of the most immediately recognizable, historically and musically important guitars of all time," The Fool is celebrated as an enduring symbol of the era of psychedelia in music.
During the ‘60s, Eric Clapton used The Fool on many of Cream’s recordings, which immediately makes it incredibly important to those who know the history of rock music. This legendary instrument holds a special place in music history as Clapton's favored guitar during his U.S. tour with the iconic band Cream. He used it when the group took to the stage for their American debut in March 1967.