Please note that the Return Period for this product is 3 days. Built expressly for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, this guitar is an inspired recreation of the reverse headstock 1964 Firebird I Clapton bought in 1968. The iconic original was featured on Cream's farewell tour later that year, as a replacement for his "The Fool" SG, and then on t... Click To Read More About This Product
Please note that the Return Period for this product is 3 days.
Built expressly for Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, this guitar is an inspired recreation of the reverse headstock 1964 Firebird I Clapton bought in 1968. The iconic original was featured on Cream's farewell tour later that year, as a replacement for his "The Fool" SG, and then on the Blind Faith tour in 1969.
The Firebird is treasured for the unique sound of its Alnico V mini-humbuckers, and for its lively tone and sustain, thanks to the neck-through construction, a first for Gibson in that year. The Firebird I was the base level of that model, with a single mini-hum at the bridge and Gibson's "lightning bar" compensated wraparound bridge. The reverse headstock featured banjo tuners and a straight pull across the nut, which added to the unique tone of the instrument.
This very-limited-edition recreation captures all the historic detail and comes with a Clapton-signed rear control plate, along with a spare, so you can keep the signed plate in pristine condition. It also includes a deluxe hard case, Certificate of Authenticity, limited-edition strap and picks.
The special Crossroads edition is destined to become an icon in its own right, and will be featured at the 2019 Crossroads Festival.
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