Eric Clapton’s Acoustic Guitar From His Stage Debut With Derek And The Dominos Sells For $625K

One lucky fan picked up a slice of rock and roll history with Eric Clapton’s guitar from his stage debut with Derek and the Dominos, which sold for a whopping $625K.

Originally, the 1968 Martin D-45 Acoustic Guitar was expected to fetch between $300K and $500K by Julien’s Auctions in the two-day Icons & Idols: Rock & Roll auction, held in Los Angeles this past weekend.

Clapton’s acoustic guitar eventually became the top item at the auction, with auction-wide sales exceeding $5 million.

Eric’s Guitar: One lucky fan picked up a slice of rock ‘n’ roll history with Eric Clapton’s guitar from his stage debut with Derek and the Dominos and sold for a whopping $625K

The rock legend played that same guitar during his first live performance with Derek and the Dominos at the Lyceum Theater in London on June 14, 1970.

The guitarist would eventually gift the acoustic guitar to singer-songwriter Dave Edmunds while visiting Clapton at his home in Surrey in 1976.

The guitar comes with a ‘signed statement of provenance from Edmunds stating that Clapton originally intended to gift him a Gibson J-200 but chose the Martin instead when the J-200 could not be found’.

Provenance: The guitar comes with a 'signed declaration of provenance from Edmunds stating that Clapton originally intended to gift him a Gibson J-200 but chose the Martin instead when the J-200 could not be found'

Provenance: The guitar comes with a ‘signed declaration of provenance from Edmunds stating that Clapton originally intended to gift him a Gibson J-200 but chose the Martin instead when the J-200 could not be found’

Another acoustic guitar eerily similar to Clapton’s was sold at the two-day auction, Elvis Presley’s 1972 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar that Elvis played on stage.

The guitar’s original estimate was between $70,000 and $90,000, although it eventually more than doubled the high estimate at $187,500.

Presley used the guitar in the mid-late 1970s after being given the six-string acoustic guitar by director Norman Taurog, who has directed several of Elvis’ films.

Elvis' Guitar: Another acoustic guitar that looks eerily similar to Clapton's was sold at the two-day auction, Elvis Presley's 1972 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar that Elvis played on stage

Elvis’ Guitar: Another acoustic guitar that looks eerily similar to Clapton’s was sold at the two-day auction, Elvis Presley’s 1972 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar that Elvis played on stage

A red and gold embroidery and cropped jacket with rhinestones worn by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards sold for $38,400, well above the original estimate of $8,000 to $12,000.

The jacket was worn by Richards on the Get Yer Yas-Yas Out album, as well as onstage at an infamous concert where an audience member was fatally stabbed by the Hell’s Angels.

Eddie Van Halen ‘Frankenstrat’ guitar, signed by Eddie and his brother Alex Van Halen, sold for $83,200, well above the initial estimate of $30,000 to $50,000.

Estimated above: A red and gold embroidery and cropped jacket with rhinestones, worn by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, sold for $38,400, well above the original estimate of $8,000 to $12,000

Estimated above: A red and gold embroidery and cropped jacket with rhinestones, worn by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, sold for $38,400, well above the original estimate of $8,000 to $12,000

Two guitars played by U2’s The Edge and Bono were also sold at auction, a Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar and one and a 2005 Gretsch Irish Falcon model G61361 electric guitar.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar sold for $96,000, above the $50,000 to $70,000 estimate.

The Gretsch Irish Falcon, played and signed by U2 frontman Bono on the guitar’s neck, sold for $115,200.

Bono: The Gretsch Irish Falcon, played and autographed by U2 frontman Bono on the neck of the guitar, sold for $115,200

Bono: The Gretsch Irish Falcon, played and autographed by U2 frontman Bono on the neck of the guitar, sold for $115,200

The Edge: The Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Sold For $96,000, Above The $50,000 To $70,000 Estimated

The Edge: The Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar sold for $96,000, above the $50,000 to $70,000 estimate

Quiet Riot’s original mask and original artwork from their 1983 album Mental Health were also sold at auction.

The original mask that artist Stan Watts wore to paint the iconic image sold for $50,000, five times the original estimate of $8,000 to $10,000.

The original artwork itself that Watts painted sold for $44,800, just above the $20,000 to $40,000 estimate.

Mask: The original mask that artist Stan Watts wore to paint the iconic image sold for $50,000, five times the original estimate of $8,000 to $10,000

Mask: The original mask that artist Stan Watts wore to paint the iconic image sold for $50,000, five times the original estimate of $8,000 to $10,000

Art: The original artwork itself Watts painted sold for $44,800, just above the $20,000 to $40,000 estimate

Art: The original artwork itself Watts painted sold for $44,800, just above the $20,000 to $40,000 estimate

More guitars were sold, including a cream Fender Stratocaster Vintage ’57 reissue electric guitar owned and played by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

The ax brought in $200,000, well above the original estimate of $80,000 to $100,000.

A Gibson Mastertone banjo owned, played and signed by Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia while in Old & In the Way sold for $22,400, above the estimated $10,000-$20,000.

David's Axe: More guitars were sold, including a cream Fender Stratocaster Vintage '57 reissue electric guitar, owned and played by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour

David’s Axe: More guitars were sold, including a cream Fender Stratocaster Vintage ’57 reissue electric guitar, owned and played by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

Banjo: A Gibson Mastertone banjo owned, played, and signed by Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia while in Old & In the Way, sold for $22,400, above the $10,000-$20,000 estimate

Banjo: A Gibson Mastertone banjo owned, played, and signed by Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia while in Old & In the Way, sold for $22,400, above the $10,000-$20,000 estimate

Amy Winehouse’s Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar, finished in Daphne Blue, sold at auction for $153,600.

A pair of custom drumsticks from Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham sold for $28,125, fourteen times the original estimate of $2,000.

A hand-painted rendition of a clown by Frank Sinatra sold for $56,250.

Amy Winehouse's Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Finished in Daphne Blue Sold for $153,600 at Auction

Amy Winehouse’s Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Finished in Daphne Blue Sold for $153,600 at Auction

Sold: A pair of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham custom drumsticks sold for $28,125, fourteen times the original estimate of $2,000

Sold: A pair of custom drumsticks by John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, sold for $28,125, fourteen times the original estimate of $2,000

Clown: A hand-painted rendition of a clown by Frank Sinatra sold for $56,250

Clown: A hand-painted rendition of a clown by Frank Sinatra sold for $56,250

A 1962 Beatles single, signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, which prints at 7″, sold for $22,400.

Guns ‘n’ Roses’ 1989 MTV Video Music Awards “moon man” award for Best Heavy Metal Video won for Sweet Child O Mine sold for $37,500.

Sold: A 1962 Beatles single, signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, which prints at 7”, sold for $22,400

Sold: A 1962 Beatles single, signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, which prints at 7”, sold for $22,400

Sold: Guns 'n' Roses' 1989 MTV Video Music Awards 'moon man' award for Best Heavy Metal Video won for Sweet Child O Mine sold for $37,500

Sold: Guns ‘n’ Roses’ 1989 MTV Video Music Awards ‘moon man’ award for Best Heavy Metal Video won for Sweet Child O Mine sold for $37,500

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