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Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar – Natural

R87,995.00

FEATURES:

Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton signature Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Sitka spruce top with scalloped Sitka spruce 5/16″ X-bracing
  • HD Zigzag purfling pattern
  • Mahogany modified V neck with Standard Taper
  • Diamonds and Squares long pattern inlay made of Abalone
  • Custom Eric Clapton signature inlay made of Awabi
  • Includes 3-ply Hardshell case

We can order this product for you from the factory as soon as you request stock.

About Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar – Natural:

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, Black Ebony Fingerboard, and Eric Clapton Signature – Natural

Designed in Collaboration with Eric Clapton. . .

The sides and back of this instrument are constructed from solid East Indian rosewood. The top is book-matched from select quartersawn Sitka spruce, and the rosette, as well as the perimeter of the sound-boards, are inlaid with finely patterned herringbone wood marquetry. The body is bound with grained ivoroid. A genuine ebony fingerboard features the pre-war Style 28 snowflake pattern in a blond pearl, and Eric Clapton’s signature is inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th frets. Each 00028BEC bears an interior label, individually numbered in sequence.Includes hard shell case..

The groundbreaking Martin Auditorium model

Martin fanciers will duly note that 000 (Auditorium) instruments share body dimensions with the company’s OM (Orchestra Model) guitars; the main difference between the two being the OM’s longer scale length. Prior to the Orchestra Model, Martin guitars all had the same 12th-fret neck-join design as the instruments Christian Frederick Martin Sr. was handcrafting during the 1830s. They were similar in shape, tone, and volume to today’s classical guitars, although most of them were converted from gut to steel strings by the close of the 1920s.

Interestingly, Martin’s Orchestra Model guitars came about thanks, in part, to the banjo. In the interest of keeping up with the trends (and being heard), banjo pickers — the primary rhythm keepers in bands of the era — became interested in steel-stringed guitars, which were more resonant (and at least as loud) than their banjos. Banjo players were also used to long, narrow necks, so Martin responded with the first 14-fret flat-top designed expressly for steel strings. Debuting in 1930, Martin’s Orchestra Model was the prototype for the modern steel-string acoustic guitar. During the winter of 1933–’34, Martin phased out the OM in favor of the 000 — which was, essentially, a short-scale OM with a wider nut. And this is the historical significance of the superb 000-28EC we are privileged to present to you.

The CF Martin legacy

What hasn’t been said about the CF Martin company? Martin — a name virtually synonymous with the acoustic guitar — took root in the United States in 1833 with a small shop in lower Manhattan. Five years later, Christian Frederick Martin moved his business and family to the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, where Martin has been located ever since. From the Dreadnought body shape to the 14-fret neck, Martin innovations paralleled (and indeed, drove) the development of the acoustic guitar itself. When you play any Martin guitar, you’re holding a piece of music history.

SPECS

Tech Specs:

  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Fine Herringbone
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard X scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka spruce 5/16”
  • Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: HD Zig Zag
  • Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: B/W Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Select hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified VBoneWhite Corian
  • Headstock: Solid/Diamond/SquareTapere
  • Headplate: Solid Indian Rosewood
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.9″
  • # Of Frets Clear: 14
  • # Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1 3/4”
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2 1/4”
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond & Squares- Long Pattern
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss/ Dark Filler
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss/ Vintage Toner
  • Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/4”
  • Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin MEC12 Light Phosphor Bronze
  • Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Color/Beveled and Polished
  • Case: 533 Geib Style
  • Interior Label: Label Signed By C.F. Martin IV & Eric Clapton