Eric Clapton to sell off guitars for Crossroads Centre

Rock star Eric Clapton is to sell off part of his extensive guitar collection to raise money for his rehab clinic.

Highlights of the sale will include a guitar the musician played at the Cream reunion shows in 2005, estimated to sell for more than £13,000.  More than 150 lots will be auctioned in the New York sale next year. Money raised will go towards the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, which Clapton founded in 1998
to help treat drug and alcohol addiction.

The sale will also feature a vast collection of amps and speakers, including a pair of Marshall speaker cabinets. Used during the 1970s when the star was performing with Derek And The Dominos, it is expected to fetch more than £5,000. Guitars donated by Jeff Beck, JJ Cale and Joe Bonamassa will also go under the hammer.

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