Guitars create songs and tell stories— some have already been written and some have yet to become. We have a few truly special guitars in our collection, and Eric Clapton’s Cherry Red Gibson ES-335 Cream-Era guitar is one of them. Purchased by Clapton in 1964 and present on the stage and in the studio for many of the band’s iconic milestones, the “Cream Guitar” holds within it part of the story of rock and roll.
This certainly isn’t lost on rising artist Emily Wolfe, who we invited to the Hollywood Vintage Room to continue the narrative.
“I love Cream, that’s my favorite Clapton Era… and even just holding it, there’s so many songs in it still.”
Moving forward by looking back...
Gibson Guitars itself is at a crossroads. For over 100 years it has been creating instruments that get picked up by the world’s most inspired artists. Cesar Gueikian, the new Gibson CMO, shares their current approach for connecting tradition to the future.
"Right now we’re focused on redefining our line of classics and a line of contemporary guitars….learning from that golden era of innovation and paying tribute to that iconic past and bringing those models that everybody loves, back. And we’re looking into the future with our line of contemporary guitars. We are really focused on, ‘Where do we go from here?’”
Check out our Gibson ES-335's and check out our full line of Gibson Guitars.
If you'd like to own your own piece of history, view our selection of vintage guitars for sale.
To hear more of Emily Wolfe's music, check out her debut album that premeired on our blog.