This is a very special Martin limited edition. You’ll see plenty of 000-28EC’s around as Martin continues to make new runs of this model in East Indian Rosewood but one featuring solid Brazilian rosewood makes this guitar second to none.

The 000-28E has the smaller 000 body size that Clapton prefers and that is particularly popular among finger style and blues guitarists who like a clear and balanced sound together with the string flexibility that the shorter 24.9″ scale length allows. Crafted with solid woods throughout, the sides and back are constructed from solid Brazilian rosewood, and the top is bookmatched from select Sitka spruce for optimum tonal response.

The rosette is embellished with delicately inlaid herringbone pearl, and the body is bound with grained ivoroid. A genuine ebony fingerboard features abalone diamonds and squares bordered in mother of pearl. Eric Clapton’s signature is inlaid in mother of pearl between the 19th and 20th frets. Each 000-28ECB bears an interior label, individually numbered in sequence with the edition total and personally signed by Eric Clapton and Martin Chairman and CEO C. F. Martin IV.

This guitar has been kept in mint condition and will certainly delight any collector. Only 500 pieces were produced in 2002 and prices have been soaring ever since.

Martin limited edition Eric Clapton 000-28ECB Brazilian rosewood guitar. ​​

Ivoroid binding and herringbone purfling over a sitka spruce top.

Herringbone rosette and a tortoise pickguard on a well aged sitka spruce top.

Eric Clapton's signature inlaid in abalone.

C.F. Martin IV and Eric Clapton's signature on guitar label.

Ebony bridge fitted with a compensated bone saddle for improved tonal qualities.

Modified V neck with dovetail neck joint.

​​Brazilian rosewood back and sides framed in grained ivoroid.

​​Brazilian rosewood back framed in grained ivoroid with decorative backstrip.

Classic Martin headstock with Brazilian rosewood headplate.

Gotoh nickel open-gear tuners for improved tuning stability and precision.

​​Front view of Martin limited edition 000-28ECB Brazilian rosewood guitar.

​​Back view of Martin limited edition 000-28ECB Brazilian rosewood guitar.

Full Specifications

Model: 000-28 ECB

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 Brazilian Rosewood

Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag

Side Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood

Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid

Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron

Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone

Side Inlay: none

Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron

Neck Material: Select Hardwood

Neck Shape: Modified V

Nut Material: Bone

Headstock: Solid/Diamond/SquareTaper

Headplate: Solid Brazilian Rosewood /Large Old Style

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 Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares – Long Pattern

Fingerboard Binding: none

Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss

Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ 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: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs

Recommended Strings: Martin Light Phosphor Bronze (MEC12 )

Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots

Pickguard: Tortoise Color – Beveled & Polished

Case: Original Martin Case

Interior Label: CFM IV & Eric Clapton Pre-printed Signatures

Retail Price: Call / Email to inquire

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