PHOTO | A guitar was sold at auction for more than $600,000. What a great artist sang to her

The instrument recorded the highest price at an auction dedicated to rock legends, which totaled nearly $ 5 million, Julien’s Auctions announced.

Announced as the star roster of this sale, which took place at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in New York but also online, the acoustic guitar, a Martin D-45, used by Clapton in 1970 during the first live concert of his band Derek and The Dominos, was estimated between $ 300,000 and $ 500,000 by Julien’s.

The selling price, however, remains far below the record for a guitar, reached by the semi-acoustics played by Nirvana’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain, in the famous “MTV Unplugged” concert in 1993 ($ 6 million in 2020 at Julien’s Auction).

Eric Clapton sparked controversy at the start of the coronavirus pandemic after he launched anti-vaccine allegations and opposed the quarantine.

Other guitars sold include a 1976 Gibson Explorer of The Edge, used with the U2, awarded at $ 437,500, and a Fender Stratocaster played by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, sold for $ 200,000.