Sold by BONHAMS, London - GBP 12,500 / USD 18,750 (Dec 2015)
BONHAMS - Catalogue Description
Ed Sheeran: 'Green T' Fender Stratocaster Eric Clapton Signature Model guitar used by Ed Sheeran on his X world tour 2015
Serial No. SZ2201386
Green finish with white motifs by artist Teddy M, maple neck with skunk-stripe routing, the back of headstock with printed transfer number SZ2201386, signed and dated 2015 below by the artist in black ink, twenty-two fret fingerboard with dot inlays, three Vintage Noiseless pickups, three rotary controls, selector switch, tremolo/bridge tailblock and white pickguard; in hand painted Fender tweed case, painted Rocker by Teddy M; together with a print on canvas of Ed Sheeran and a recording on DVD both showing the guitar being played in Central Park, New York shown on Good Morning America, a certificate from Teddy M and a letter from Ed's management.
This guitar was loaned by the rising British artist Teddy M to Ed Sheeran in 2015 where it was used on his X world tour 27th February - 3rd July 2015. Ed used this guitar to play Thinking Out Loud most nights of the tour in approximately 18 countries. This included a live performance in Central Park, New York City which was televised on Good Morning America on 29th May 2015.
Additional notes... Green T was also played by Ed Sheeran during his performance on
The X Factor, New Zealand 2015.
Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Teddy M - All Rights Reserved
Copyright (c) Teddy M 2011-2013
All rights reserved. Images not to be used without prior written permission of the artist.
Photos courtesy of Sun Lee / GQ magazine
Ed Sheeran with his "Crash x Teddy M" Stratocaster
and Chris Martin at the Global Citizen Festival,
New York Sept 2015
John "Crash" Matos is one of Teddy M's living art heroes and created the graffiti guitars for Eric Clapton. Crash is widely considered one of the originators of the New York street art scene established in the 1980's and he exhibited with his friends Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.
Played by Ed Sheeran
X world tour 2015