Clapton sounds like someone working the slow end of the metronome before working up the speed to perform the piece at proper tempo. I'll take Eddie's "gymnastics" over a a Clapton snooze fest every day of the week.
Are there three models of Adrian's signature? There is the Chinese made one, the Mexi, and a USA, yeah? I'm sure the bones (wood) of each would be roughly the same, but the electronics and fit and finish will vary.