From the Guitar Hangar Custom Shop
This guitar is a faithful reproduction of the Gibson SG that Eric Clapton when he was in Cream in the 60's, lovingly called "The Fool." Clapton eventually gave the guitar to George Harrison, who owned it for a few years and then gave it to Todd Rundgren, who played it for several years.
During it's tenure with Todd, he had several copies made of it as the original was becoming fragile from years on the road and worth too much to risk. The original was eventually sold at auction in 2002. There have been plenty of copies of "The Fool" guitar out on the market, some better than others. This one is a lot different. The artwork was not air brushed like most of them on the market, but hand painted with a brush exactly like the original.
We have painstakingly researched this piece from every angle before setting out to create the ultimate "The Fool" SG reproduction. This guitar is as close to the original as you are going to find, period. Every inch of this guitar was hand painted in our custom shop by our artist Rick Daskam (click here to see some awards he has recieved and work he has done) and covered with a clear finish to protect the artwork.
We change the bridge to the same one as the original, We change the tuners to the same as the original, we custom make the truss rod cover to match the original, right down to the extra screw in the pick guard, we have gone the extra mile to make this as accurate to the original as humanly possible. To take a look at this piece in its various stages, click here. Custom built to order.
We have just finished another one of these guitars, and it came out fantastic. I have taken lots of pictures, including some pictures from the pre-gloss stages. (Front, back, and back sun). Check out the image gallery for close ups of some of the detailed work our artist has done.
Take a look at this video demonstrating the guitar!