It actually started with Albert Lee The first person he saw with a duck call was Eddie Offord who engineered “Heads Hands and Feet” and “Yes”, and Eddie used to wander around with a duck call and Albert thought it was kind of crazy but funny. Albert got hold of one year’s later when I was playing with Emmylou Harris.
Fender Custom Shop :
In 1970, Eric Clapton was at a crossroads. He had been playing all sorts of guitars, but really wanted to find THE guitar. Eventually, he ended up in the Sho-Bud guitar shop, a small store in Nashville. He found a rack of Strat’s and was astonished at the price – each under $100. He bought 6, gave 3 away – and kept 3. After playing each, he decided to build one “ultimate” guitar out of the 3 combined. The result, nicknamed Blackie, would become one of the most coveted and valuable electric guitars of all time. Recently, Guitar Center purchased Blackie at a Christie’s auction for $959,000 and commissioned their custom shop to re-create a Limited Number of replicas. This is Serial#20026 which i think is #36 of 185 built for sale in N America. This guitar has never been played – only placed on display for all to share. This blackie comes with EVERYTHING that it came with including case, papers, books and the DVD showing how it was born. Own a piece of incredible history!