Martin, 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar, 1996
About the Guitar:
The Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar is handcrafted with a premium East Indian rosewood back and sides and a bookmatched top of select quartersawn Sitka spruce. Its smaller 000 body size and short 24-9/10" scale help produce delicate, balanced tones. The guitar has a Mahogany "V-shaped" neck. The rosette and soundboard are inlaid with herringbone wood marquetry, and the body is bound with grained ivoroid. An ebony fingerboard features a long diamonds-and-squares pattern in abalone pearl. Eric's signature is inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th frets. Tastefully appointed with hand-beveled tortoise pickguard, nickel-plated open-geared machines equipped with unique butterbean knobs. Each Martin Eric Clapton Signature Guitar bears an interior label, individually numbered in sequence.
- Premium East Indian rosewood back and sides
- Bookmatched quartersawn Sitka spruce
- 000 body size
- 24-9/10" scale
- Herringbone rosette and soundboard inlays
- Grained ivoroid binding
- Ebony fingerboard
- Long diamonds-and-squares abalone inlay pattern
- Eric's signature inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th frets
- Hand-beveled tortoise pickguard
- Nickel-plated open-geared tuners
- Butterbean knobs
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The 20th fret has a custom engraved Eric Clapton signature and the interior label displays the facsimile signatures of both Eric and CF Martin IV, as well as being genuinely hand signed by CF Martin IV.
What's more, this one is specially numbered 461, after '461 Ocean Boulevard'!