A replica of a prized Eric Clapton guitar that duplicates the cigarette burns and belt buckle scratches found on the original has sold for $30,500 at a New York City auction. Proceeds from yesterday’s sale will benefit a drug and alcohol treatment center Clapton founded


 in the West Indies. The sale at Bonhams New York included 75 guitars and 55 amps from Clapton’s collection and brought in $2.15 million. The replica Fender Stratocaster “Blackie” guitar is inscribed in silver felt pen “Eric Clapton 2010.” The original “Blackie” sold at Christie’s in 2004 for $959,500. Bonhams says it’s the most expensive guitar ever sold at auction.

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