Dec 12, 2020

This Guy Got to Play Eric Clapton’s Strat with One of Van Halen’s Picks

 

Guitar player and YouTuber, Tyler Larson aka Music Is Win, got the opportunity of a lifetime when he was given the chance to play Eric Clapton’s legendary 1954 sunburst Fender Stratocaster using one of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar picks.

According to the auction description:

Clapton acquired this rare non-tremelo 1954 Stratocaster in 1978-79 and for the next five years it became his main stage slide guitar which he also used in the recording studio. The letters “TG” on the neck-butt are the initials of Tadeo Gomez, a Fender employee who was responsible for shaping the neck, the digits 9-54 indicate the month and the year (September, 1954) the neck was completed.
 
This truly incredible guitar comes with impeccable provenance, including a signed typescript letter from Lee Dickson, Clapton’s guitar technician from 1979 to the present day in which he describes in detail his fond memories for this guitar – stating that Clapton used it exclusively for slide, that it was the only non-tremelo that Clapton had, and that Clapton particularly liked it because of the year 1954 – the year of the Strat.

 

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