Eric Clapton has been referred to as one of the most influential guitarists of all time. He has a penchant for Martin guitars and this signature model of his with C.F. Martin comes handcrafted with premium East Indian rosewood back and sides and a bookmatched top from select quartersawn Sitka spruce. It sports a smaller 000 body size (relative to an orchestra model) and a shorter 24-9/10" scale which helps to provide for an exceptionally responsive, delicate and balanced tone.
This guitar comes in a striking 1935 sunburst finished to a perfect shine. The rosette and soundboard are inlaid with herringbone and the body is bounded in grained ivoroid. Long diamonds-and-squares pearl fingerboard inlays and Eric's signature inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th frets completes this tasteful build.
This consigned guitar has been well-cared for and is as good as new. Any guitarist looking for a balanced sounding guitar with a compact body will certainly find this a delight to play.
Pre-owned Martin 000-28EC in sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides.
A bookmatched quartersawn sitka spruce top in 1935 sunburst finish.
Eric's Clapton's signature inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th fret.
Ebony fingerboard with long diamonds-and-squares fretmarkers.
Intricate triple-ring herringbone rosette with a matching hand-beveled tortoise pickguard.
Bone saddle for improved tonal transfer and resonance.
Mahogany neck with grained ivoroid heel cap and intricate HD Zig Zag backstrip.
Tight-grained Indian rosewood sides with grained ivoroid binding
Nickel open gear tuners with butterbean knobs.
Premium Geib-style hardcase with plush maroon interior.
Front view of Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton acoustic guitar
Back view of Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton acoustic guitar
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 V
Headplate: Solid Indian Rosewood
Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
Scale Length: 24.9"
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 Inlays: Diamond & Squares- Long Pattern
Fingerboard Binding: none
Finish Back and 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 and End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Pickguard: Tortoise Color/Beveled and Polished
Hardcase: 533 Geib Style
Interior Label: Label Signed By C.F. Martin IV & Eric Clapton
Retail Price: SGD$4200