I hate the term "Southern Rock" when describing the ABB. When I first had balls enough to pick up a copy of Live At The Fillmore back in high school, I was in for an education. These guys were world class musicians that went beyond pigeonholing media terms. Rest in peace, brother Gregory.
The late 2000's production Clapton to me, seem to be the best ones. The necks are a better quality of maple and the guitar is usually 8lbs or less. I think they stand up to any current CS Clapton so are a real bargain. Find one that was well cared for, which isn't too difficult. Most owners seem...
I had one of those years ago. It captures The Rolling Stones 'Get Yer Ya Ya's Out!', 'Sticky Fingers', 'Exile On Main St' sound perfectly. Of course, the Stones were using Ampeg's on the road and in the studio at the time. Great little amp.