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Eric Clapton's $2M 'Slowhand' Guitar Heads To Bergen County Auction Block

Eric Clapton's "Slowhand" guitar is on the auction block in Bergen County.
Eric Clapton's "Slowhand" guitar is on the auction block in Bergen County. Photo Credit: Gotta Have Rock and Roll

Eric Clapton's stage-played and studio used "Slowhand" guitar is being auctioned off out of a Bergen County rock-themed shop.

Bidding for the 1954 Fender Stratocaster along with its original case starts at $1 million, according to the Franklin Lakes-based Gotta Have Rock and Roll website.

The guitar's estimated worth is between $1.5 and $2 million, and is part of a "LIVE" collection featuring items from Chris Cornell, Gene Simmons and Chuck Berry.

"This magnificent guitar, heavily used by Clapton both on and off-stage would be the ultimate star in any guitar collection," the site says. 

"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 beck-butt are the initials of Tadeo Gomez, the Fender employee responsible for shaping the neck.

The digits 9-54 indicate the month and the year (September 1954) the neck was completed. 

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