Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, in partnership with Eric Clapton, announced the launch of the Crossroads Guitar Festival’s 25th Anniversary Guitar Collection. This collection includes six limited-edition meticulously crafted recreations and signature guitars – several from Clapton’s career and one from fellow guitarist Carlos Santana, along with some all-new signature models. These guitars will be sold in North America exclusively at Guitar Center locations and online via GuitarCenter.com.
The guitars in this unique collection were developed by Guitar Center in partnership with Clapton, Santana, Martin, Fender Musical Instruments Corp, and PRS Guitars, drawing inspiration from the guitars used by Clapton and Santana at pivotal points throughout their careers.
Giving Back Through the 2023 Crossroads Collection
Not only is the construction of and history behind the 2023 Crossroads Collection of guitars notable, but also a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of the guitars in the collection will be donated to benefit Clapton’s Crossroads Centre Antigua. The Crossroads Centre was created to provide treatment and education to chemically dependent persons. Treatment is provided through residential care, family and aftercare programs. The pathway to recovery is founded on the movement toward a change in lifestyle.