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Eric Clapton's first guitar

Eric Clapton’s first guitar was a German-made Hoyer. A Spanish-style acoustic, it had steel strings and cost about 2 pounds (Great Britain). His grandparents purchased it for him. Eric put it aside for a time as it was difficult to play.

Eric Clapton's first electric guitar was a double cutaway Kaye which was a clone of a Gibson ES335. Eric, with financial assistance from his grandparents, purchased it for 100 pounds in 1962.