Clapton’s Surfcaster

Sale 19226 – The Eric Clapton sale of Guitars and Amps in aid of the Crossroads Centre, 9 Mar 2011
New York and California, Los Angeles

Lot No: 66

An early 1990s Charvel Surfcaster,
Serial No. 380538,
in sunburst finish, semi-hollow mahogany body with single f-hole, bound figured maple top, maple neck, twenty-four fret bound rosewood fingerboard with left-hand triangle inlays, two lipstick pickups, two rotary controls, selector switch, figured maple headstock facing in sunburst, strings-through-body construction, baseplate with six saddles, pearloid pickguard; and a gray hardshell contour case with black plush lining; with two handwritten labels inscribed with various details including E.C. S.burst, Charvel Custom non-Trem Surfcaster; the back of the headstock signed by Eric Clapton in black felt pen

Sold for $9,150 inclusive of Buyer’s Premium

Eric Clapton custom ordered this non-tremolo version of the model and acquired it in the early 1990s. It features a strings-through-neck construction, a non-standard bridge baseplate with six saddles in place of the normal bridge/tremolo block and non-locking nut.
An early 1990s Charvel SurfcasterAn early 1990s Charvel Surfcaster

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