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

Full Specifications

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

Headstock: Solid/Diamond/SquareTapere

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

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