Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar

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Perhaps no other musician has so profoundly influenced rock and acoustic blues players than legendary British guitarist Eric Clapton. From his early work in the Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & the Dominos, through to his Grammy award-winning MTV Unplugged project, Eric has continually redefined the art of guitar. In recognition of this major talent, the Martin Guitar Company is proud to announce an exciting collaboration with Eric Clapton. As part of the company's vintage inspired line of stock models, Martin will be handcrafting a numbered series of special 000-28EC Eric Clapton signature model acoustic guitars.

The smaller "000" body size with a short 24.9" scale length is particularly popular among fingerstyle and blues guitarists who prefer a delicate and balanced tone. The 000-28EC model draws its inspiration from the extremely popular 1995 Limited Edition 000-42EC Eric Clapton signature model. 461 of those special 000-42ECs were offered and they sold out immediately. Guitarists that missed out on the 000-42EC due to limited numbers or budget considerations should love the 000-28EC. The 000-28EC is similar to the 000-42EC in body size, shape and choice of tonewoods, but the appointments are quite different.

Crafted with solid woods throughout, the sides and back are constructed from premium grade solid East Indian rosewood and the top is bookmatched from select quartersawn Sitka spruce. The rosette as well as the perimeter of the soundboard are inlaid with finely patterned herringbone wood marquetry, and the body is bound with grained ivoroid.

A genuine ebony fingerboard features the pre-war Style 28 snowflake pattern in abalone pearl. Eric Clapton's signature is inlaid in mother of pearl between the 19th and 20th frets. Each 000-28EC will bear an interior label individually numbered.

The 000-28EC is tastefully appointed with a hand beveled and polished tortoise colored pickguard. Vintage style nickel-plated open-geared tuning machines are equipped with unique vintage "butterbean" knobs. The squared headstock bears Martin's tasteful but elegant old style decal logo.

A Deluxe Vintage Series Geib Style Hardshell Case is included with the purchase of each 000-28EC instrument. These beautiful cases feature vintage shape, deep textured black exterior, 5-ply laminated wood shell, vintage green crushed velvet interior, antique white stitching, brass plated hardware, and a keyed lock.

 

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Model 000-28EC Eric Clapton Model

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4.0

Good guitar and worth considering.

By Erik

from Denmark

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

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      Comments about Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Model Acoustic Guitar:

      I like everything about this guitar. The playability, the sound and the looks. It's not over decorated, but it still has some very nice details. I also have a Kenneth Brøgger, a "real handmade" guitar (00 shape spruce/indian rosewood) and it is just so much better in all aspects, despite the smaller body. It just goes to show that the 000 ec is good, but you can get better.

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      Buy This Guitar

      By anonymous

      from Chicago, IL

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      Pros

      • Amazing vintage look
      • Amazing vintage tone
      • Easy to play

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          Comments about Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Model Acoustic Guitar:

          I bought this guitar about a month ago...I own a Taylor 914-ce, those who own or have played Taylors know about the incredible neck...I was a little worried about the neck shape/feel on the 000-28EC, but it is fantastic (not the 914 though, but still great)...The vintage toner on the top really gives it the look of a vintage guitar...the sound/tone are amazingly vintage also...all in all, this gets a 100!

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          I've dreamed of having an acoustic guitar custom made but they're pricey. The Martin 000-28EC looks and plays like a custom-shop instrument. I'll be playing this guitar for a long time.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
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          Thank to my Salesman

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          Comments about Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Model Acoustic Guitar:

          "I ordered this over the phone and my salesman recommended this over another Martin. I Absolutely Love this guitar! The time that must have been put into the artistic inlays and the quality of the wood makes this guitar a true experience everytime I play it. Thanks again to my salesman, I owe him one."

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