Eric Clapton and Phil Palmer - 1989 Gibson Chet Atkins CE cl...





Eric Clapton and Phil Palmer - 1989 Gibson Chet Atkins CE classical electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 80959569, natural finish, formerly owned by renowned session guitarist Phil Palmer and used by Eric Clapton in concert in 1990, sold with a photograph of the vendor collecting the guitar from Phil Palmer, an autographed Phil Palmer photograph, a Phil Palmer 'No Dancing' plectrum, the guitar's original owners manual and hard case

*Phil Palmer is a renowned session guitarist, having toured and recorded with various famous artists to include Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Wishbone Ash, George Michael, Chris de Burgh, Robbie Williams, David Essex to name a few, having appeared on over five hundred albums and over five thousand songs

Phil Palmer can be seen playing this guitar during a recording session with George Michael on 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face'. See YouTube:

Eric Clapton can be seen playing this guitar in concert at The Hartford Civic Centre in 1990. See YouTube: (37 minutes 21 seconds). Phil Palmer was Eric's session player during this tour. Eric Clapton can also be seen briefly playing this guitar at River Plate, 1990. See YouTube: (37 minutes 20 seconds)

The vendor purchased this guitar directly from Phil Palmer and a photograph is supplied documenting the time of collection. An original Phil Palmer guitar pick and signed photograph accompany this lot

Auction Date: 8th Dec 2021 at 10am

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