Gibson Icon of
the 60's "Cream" Era
Ed Roman has been offering this paint job for
25 years. Immediate delivery on a Gibson 61 Reissue
Short Heel SG W/ Eric Clapton Fool Paint.
These Are Only
Available Painted On Original Gibson SG Guitars...
You can supply your own (any brand) guitar if you
like and save some money !!!!!
This Guitar Is Available As A
In Stock, Order One Today
We only do about 30 of these a year !!!!
Criss Angel & Billy Gibbons At Ed Roman Guitars Jan
If it's Cool Enough For Billy It's Cool Enough For
The original 64 or 65 SG was
owned by George Harrison. Remember that tone he got
on "Day Tripper."
That was certainly no
When the Beatles went through their psychedelic era,
George commissioned a group of 4 Dutch artists
collectively known as "The Fool" (Hence the name
of the guitar) to paint his Gibson SG.
These Have All
Been Made From Original Gibson SG 1961 Reissue
2008 Gibson 61 Reissue Version
Eric Clapton Godfrey Townsend
Baker Eric Clapton
Jack Bruce Matching Bass
Whipping Up some Fresh Cream
Original On Canvas
The Legend According to
Harrison after commissioning the paint job,
gave the original guitar to his buddy Eric
Clapton who used it on "Crossroads" and all
throughout the 60's "Cream" era. We see
this guitar slung on Eric throughout all his
different hairstyles, hair colors, radical
outfits etc. Eric was very cool when he
loaned the Guitar to "Jackie Lomax" a
songwriter known mostly for the song he
wrote for my favorite singer of all time "Eric
Burdon" of "The
Animals". The song was covered by
another great group
"Grand Funk Railroad" Grand Funk had
the hit with it 10 years later "Inside
Lookin' Out". I'm not sure just how long
Jackie had the guitar in his possession but
in 1972 he SOLD
the guitar to "Todd Rundgren" for an
undisclosed sum of money. (Remember Eric
never gave him the guitar he just loaned it
had the guitar for more than 28 years. He
has used it on a lot of studio tracks.
I ran into Todd's manager backstage
at a Donny & Marie Osmond concert here in
Vegas and he told me Todd finally did sell
about 1979, Todd strolled into my shop
totally unexpectedly. (He was looking for a
Wah Pedal) I casually attempted to broach
the subject of the guitar but Todd was very
think Clapton wanted the Guitar back and
Todd was not in the mood to give it up".
That is just a theory based on hear say,
I really don't know. Anyway I attempted to
blab about it a little more and I mentioned
that I would gladly give $10,000.00 for the
guitar. I did not get very far with my
offer. Todd just clammed up and changed the
subject again. (Oh Well). Today that
original guitar would easily bring half a
back $10,000.00 was actually a reasonable
case in 1983 I decided to paint one. I
originally used several different artists
before I finally found someone who could do
justice to the 86 different shades of day
glow, pastels and neon colors. It has been
done totally by hand, totally by airbrush
and combinations thereof.
I showed the
painted version at NAMM 1986 & 1987 and I
even pictured it prominently on the cover of
my 1986 Catalog along with my version of
Eddie Van Halen's Red White & Black candy
stripe model. I mention these facts just in
case someone gets the idea to try and stop
me from producing these paintjobs. I am
grandfathered in by virtue of time.
Eric Clapton in the late 60's
Maybe it was the seventies
Just look at that
collar on his shirt.
In the 60's Cream era,
Eric looked different in all of his
pictures. He would constantly wear his hair
differently, He would constantly change his
whole look. One day his hair was red then,
The next day he had dark hair and was
wearing a Fu Manchu, then clean shaven,
Muttonchops, Afros, Pageboys and SF Freak
Personally my absolute
favorite Clapton guitar work can be found on
the "Cream" albums and with John Mayall's
Bluesbreakers. Give a listen to "Sitting on
top of the world" or "I'm So Glad"...
Nothing came close in those days.
Clapton, Backstage with his BC Rich
According to Bernie Rico Senior "When
this photo appeared in an ad for BC Rich
Guitars. Fender threatened lawsuits and
told the magazines they would pull their
ads if the magazines ran photos of Eric
with guitars other than Fender."
also threatened to sue BC Rich, but that
one advertisement in Guitar Player
Magazine was enough to get BC Rich
noticed in the electric guitar world.
BC Rich up until that time was making
Acoustic Flat Top Flamenco style
Ginger Baker is the World's Best Drummer
Just ask him, He'll tell ya !!!
Seriously though, he is my absolute favorite
I wish these guys would get back together
They are all excellent musicians, but put 'em
together and nothing even comes close.
They could still rule the world, if they could
only get over the petty bullshit !!!
Clapton Crashocaster Available From Ed Roman