A guitar previously owned by rock icon Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 (£34,320), more than double its estimated value. The 2014 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar was one of the top draws at the Heritage Auctions event in Dallas, Texas over the weekend (22-24Jul16), when the instrument was purchased via phone by an anonymous buyer. The funds raised will help Asleep at the Wheel country musician Johnny Nicholas pay the medical fees from his late wife's recent leukaemia battle.