MARTIN OM-ECHF ERIC CLAPTON LIMITED EDITION (SOLD)


C. F. Martin & Co. unveiled a beautifully crafted Custom Shop Eric Clapton OM-ECHF Navy Blues Model at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim. This Eric Clapton OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the third in a series of collaborations between C. F. Martin & Co., Eric Clapton and Eric's multi-talented friend/associate in Japan, Hiroshi Fujiwara.

Prior ECHF models included the popular "Bellezza Nera" (Black Beauty) and the "Bellezza Bianca" (White Beauty). While the earlier two models featured a shorter 24.9" scale length, this OM edition incorporates the longer 25.4" scale for added string tension and tonal projection. The guitar is built with European spruce and Indian rosewood back and sides with its neck and body lacquered and polished with a striking dark navy coloration.

Each OM-ECHF Navy Blues guitar bears an interior label, individually numbered and personally signed by Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Dick Boak and C. F. Martin IV. This particular piece has been lovingly cared for by its previous owner since 2014 and is as good as new. Limited to only 181 pieces worldwide, this is certainly one of the most collectible Eric Clapton models out there in the market today.

This consigned guitar is in excellent condition.

Martin OM-ECHF limited edition limited to 181 pieces worldwide signed by Eric Clapton.

Grained ivoroid binding over a European spruce top in dark navy blue lacquered.

Style 45 snowflake inlays in select Abalone etched into a ebony fingerboard.

Double ring rosette decrated with small mother of pearl squares set in black corian.

Each OM-ECHF Navy Blues guitar bears an interior label, individually numbered and personally signed by Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Dick Boak and C. F. Martin IV.

Ebony bridge matched with black pins with pearl dots and fitted with a compensated bone saddle.

Indian rosewood back and sides in dark navy blue lacquered finish with white grained ivoroid binding.

Grained ivoroid heelcap with fine herringbone style 18 black fiber backstrip.

Intricate mother of pearl decorative inlay etched into a solid ebony headplate.

Style 45 snowflake inlays in select Abalone etched into a ebony fingerboard.

Solid genuine mahogany neck lacquered and polish in dark navy blue.finish.

Chrome enclosed tuners contrasting nicely in dark navy blue finish.

Martin hardcase with plush red interior.

Full Specifications

Model: OM-ECHF Navy Blues

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Top: European Spruce

Rosette: Two Ring – Small MOP Squares Set in Black Corian

Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ”X” Scalloped

Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4”

Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone w/ Style 18 Black Fiber Strips

Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid

Endpiece Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron

Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone

Side Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron

Back Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron

Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape: Modified V

Nut Material: Bone

Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper

Headplate: Solid Black Ebony

Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid w/ Black/White/Black Inlay

Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony

Scale Length: 25.4”

Number of Frets Clear: 14

Number of Frets Total: 20

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4”

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4”

Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 45 Snowflake – Select Abalone

Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss – Dark Navy Blue

Finish Top: Polished Gloss – Dark Navy Blue

Finish Neck: Polished Gloss – Dark Navy Blue

Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony

Bridge Style: Belly

Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4”

Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone

Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Small Buttons

Recommended Strings: Martin Clapton’s Choice Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MEC12)

Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Pearl Dots

Pickguard: none

Case: 533E Geib Style

Interior Label: Blue label signed by CFM IV, Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara & Dick Boak

Electronics: Optional

Retail Price : SGD$7500

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