Clapton/Kossoff burst info and pics needed

Red Pharoah

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Does anyone have any good pics of the burst that Clapton owned and traded to Paul Kossoff? I believe Paul Rogers of The Firm bought this guitar after Pauls death and sold it at an auction to help raise money for charity.

Does anyone know what year it was? Any serial number info? Please post as many pics of this guitar as you can. I am pretty sure this is not the Clapton "Beano" guitar. Just a guitar with some very great celebrity ownership. Thanks MLP members!

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The serial is 8_2453.

Its a '58 DarkBurst given to Kossoff by Clapton sometime in like 1970 or '71

Here are a few vids its in.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiN2kjP7U9g]YouTube - Free - Songs Of Yesterday - Manchester 1970[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odLL_s3UJgs&feature=related]YouTube - Free- I'll Be Creepin[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDHNZuAnBoU&feature=related]YouTube - Free - Ride on a Pony[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FhCilozomo&feature=related]YouTube - Free - Mr Big[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK89EVPRaX4&feature=related]YouTube - Free Mr Big[/ame]

I love FREE, they are my favorite band. Most of the vids on Youtube are him playing that burst, and his stripped les paul which was a '59 I beleive. You've probably seen them. Not many pics of that Burst though, there is only one on Burst Serial I think, but they have his other Burst on there though I think.
 

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damn FREE is amazing how they didn't get to be really really huge I dont know!
 

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They really were pretty big round these parts, but didn't stay together long enough to have the impact of really big acts like Madonna or Kylie Minogue.:thumb:

Thanks for the awesome youtube videos Burstin', Free and Kossoff are in the top 5 of my favourite bands and guitar players respectively, Mr Big is possibly my favourite song.
 

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They really were pretty big round these parts, but didn't stay together long enough to have the impact of really big acts like Madonna or Kylie Minogue.:thumb:

Thanks for the awesome youtube videos Burstin', Free and Kossoff are in the top 5 of my favourite bands and guitar players respectively, Mr Big is possibly my favourite song.

No problem Mr. Liam. I quite enjoyed getting to share them:thumb:

There are quite a few more on the 'Tube, if you look in the related videos and stuff
 

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Thanks Burstin' and Bobbo for the info, vids and pic! I remembered it being a 1958 also but wasn't 100% sure. Thanks for the serial # info. That's an early burst #!! Must be one of the first five bursts made! Any disagreement there? It looks like it started life as a deep cherry burst that has now faded to brown (dark tea). Big neck or small? Probably big. Yet Paul Kossoff was a little guy and Clapton's "Beano" was a thin necked 60's. Sweet!

Always been a favorite burst of mine. Free was a great band and Clapton is one of the best blues players ever! Keep those pics coming. I think I have one good pic I could scan and post. I'll do it soon.
 

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Koss always had GREAT tone! Some of the recordings are muffled, but you can definatly tell. I recall he used bass speakers in his cabs though. I beleive because they made it warmer, less top end. But definatly had loads of tone in his fingers!
 

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