2002 Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar With L.R. Baggs Pickup & OHC

£2,495.00

SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW:
BODY SIZE: 000-14 Fret
FINISH TOP: Gloss
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BACK & SIDE FINISH: Gloss
BRACING PATTERN: X-Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 24.9″
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4”
TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
NECK SHAPE: Modified V
BACK MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
NECK TAPER: Standard Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
ELECTRONICS: L.R. Baggs Under Saddle Transducer
TOP COLOR: Antique Toner
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly – Drop in Saddle
BINDING: Grained Ivoroid
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 1/4”
TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Fine Herringbone
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: White Plastic
PICKGUARD: Tortoise Pattern
BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Black Plastic
SADDLE: Compensated Bone
ROSETTE: Fine Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
SADDLE RADIUS: 16″
BODY
BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
BRACE SIZE: 5/16″
BACK DETAIL:
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Zig-Zag
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
HEELCAP: Grained Ivoroid
ENDPIECE: Grained Ivoroid
ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Ebony
FINISH NECK: Gloss
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/4”
NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Diamonds and Squares Long Pattern with Eric Clapton Signature
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone with Awabi Clapton Signature
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
SIDE DOTS: White
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond
TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: East Indian Rosewood
KNOB: Butterbean
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: Script Old Style Overlay
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
CASE: Ply Hardshell
LABEL: CFM IV & Eric Clapton Pre-printed Signatures
PLEKED: Yes

Martin based this model on Eric Clapton’s guitar of choice for his iconic MTV Unplugged performance. Constructed from East Indian rosewood, the visually stunning 000-28EC produces a lovely well-balance tone.

This beautiful pre-owned example is in exceptional condition, having never been taken out of the house or gigged. She has been professionally fitted with a superb under-saddle L.R. Baggs transducer pickup (Original end-pin included in the case) that mirrors the tone wonderfully well! She sleeps in her original plush lined Martin Case with lush green lining. Just a truly gorgeous guitar for the discerning player/collector

In recognition of Eric Clapton’s unparalleled stature in the music industry, Martin introduced this incredible instrument in 1996. Since then, it has become one of their most popular models. The award-winning 000-28EC model draws its inspiration from the famous 000-42EC in body size, shape, and tonewoods. It has the smaller “000” body size that Clapton prefers and that is particularly popular among fingerstyle and blues guitarists who like a clear and balanced sound together with the string flexibility that the shorter 24.9 inch scale length allows. Its top is solid Spruce with a vintage toner finish; the 2-piece back and sides are solid East Indian Rosewood with a gloss finish. Includes hardshell case.

The Martin 000-28EC is one of the favourite acoustic guitars of Eric Clapton, and the basis for his own signature model he thinks so highly of it. That’s praise indeed but the Martin 000-28 almost doesn’t even need the endorsement such is its natural fame amongst guitarists.

Featuring a Solid Sitka Spruce top combined with solid Rosewood back and sides this sounds great. That combination of tonewoods gives you a tone that wonderfully rounded and warm with enough spring and brightness from the spruce to give you all the definition you could want.

Solid Construction – Smooth Tones

The Solid Sitka Spruce Top and Indian Rosewood back and sides give the 000-28 a rich and complex tone that is sweet and delicate when played quietly but with enough dynamic headroom to move a serious amount of air when given some energy. That means the Martin 000-28 affords you some of the most incredible acoustic guitar tones you are likely to ever hear. Nothing is spared in making this guitar an awesome example of one of the finest art forms in the music instrument business today: solid mahogany blocks, Boltaron binding and decorations, solid black ebony fingerboard, real bone nut.

Only one word can really describe the Martin 000-28: Legendary.

Here’s what Martin have to say about the 000-28EC

Classic styling with a tight-waisted Auditorium body shape, the 000-28EC has solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, polished gloss finish and a hand-fit dovetail neck joint. This model produces a rich and full-bodied tone, making it the ideal guitar for the intermediate and advanced player.

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