No, you're not seeing things, that is "Slowhand" himself, Eric Clapton, playing what appears to be Gary Clark's very own Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Gary Clark Jr. Blak & Blu Casino
performing the Bo Diddley classic "Before You Accuse Me" with Clark, Jimmie Vaughan, and an all-star band including Steve Gadd on drums and Nathan East on bass at Madison Square Garden in New York last week.
It's been decades since we've seen Clapton on stage with an archtop. Let's hope he sees the error of his ways. Check it out and read our interview with Mr. Clark
about the making of his Signature Epiphone featuring Gibson USA P-90s.
"I pretty much knew from day one that I needed a few things for my arsenal," Clark told Epiphone
. "The Epiphone Casino is the one that always stood out. I didn't put anything extra on it. I like things as-is, you know? Whatever it is right off-the-shelf. The paint job to me was everything. I could have painted it myself but I went, the professional route and let the guys who made it do the painting (laughs). Everything is pretty much as it would be. To be honest, I loved the original prototype. Maybe I need to step out of the studio and see what's going on."