[Clapton: The Autobiography; p.80] This was Eric’s main recording and gigging guitar during the Yardbirds era.
The guitar allegedly belonged to the Yardbirds management, and after Eric had left the band, Jeff Beck who took over his role played the same guitar for some time prior to acquiring a Fender Esquire (more on Jeff Beck’s Gear Page).
[Legendary Guitar: Jeff Beck’s 1954 Yardbirds Esquire] However, since Jeff was never actually seen playing the guitar, there are some doubts whether this story is completely true.
[…] As said, this was Eric’s main guitar with the Yardbirds, and it was likely used on both the 1964 live album “Five Live Yardbirds” recorded at the Marquee Club in London [Yardbirds at The Marquee Club 1964], and on the tracks that Eric played on “For Your Love” in 1965 (basically everything except “I’m Not Talking”, “I Ain’t Done Wrong”, and “My Girl Sloopy” – which were of course played by Jeff Beck).
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