Music Is Win's Tyler Larson plays Eric Clapton's 1954 'Slowhand' Strat before it goes to auction

Ah the life of a hugely successful US guitar YouTuber… when auction houses call you up to come over and play Eric Clapton's 1954 'Slowhand' Strat (opens in new tab) before it's auctioned off on 25 November. Now the rest of us can experience the thrill of it vicariously through Tyler Larson's latest video for his Music Is Win channel. 

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According to the video, Clapton was the last person to play the hardtail Strat (opens in new tab) and Larson even gets to play it with one of Eddie Van Halen (opens in new tab)'s guitar picks. And of course he plays Clapton classics Wonderful Tonight, Crossroads and Layla on it! 

Will the guitar actually fetch the $1.5 million Larson's title suggests? It's certainly possible after what we saw with David Gilmour's Black Strat (opens in new tab) last year.

Larson is certainly ticking off a guitar wishlist. He got to play a 1960 Gibson Les Paul (opens in new tab) last year too…

For more, check out Music Is Win's YouTube channel (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.