1st\NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix
By Jared Paul Stern\Luxist
... we now present Eric Clapton's ultra-luxurious, custom-made crocodile guitar case from Hermès (above).
Clapton's case was specially made to hold his Martin 00028 EC acoustic guitar, the rock star's signature model ("EC" are his initials) which he helped to design. The shell of the case, which is covered in the world's finest matte-finish crocodile skin, is handmade of poplar wood from Nazareth, Pennsylvania and the whole is lined in blue silk velvet. While we don't know what Clapton paid for the one-of-a-kind case, it is likely to have cost at least $100,000.