We are mighty impressed with this particular Martin Limited Edition Eric Clapton 000-28- sunburst
These EC models are stellar Martin acoustics - everything about it begs to be played!
Total of 461 were made - this one is #322 of those 461
The Martin 000-28M was a collaboration between C.F Martin and long standing Martin user Eric Clapton. Only 461 of these guitars were built, a number which coincides with the total for the very first Martin to bear his name: 1995's groundbreaking 000-42EC Eric Clapton signature edition. The Martin 000-28M features Madagascar Rosewood Back & Sides and a Carpathian Spruce Top, the instrument is appointed beautifully with herringbone purfling and a style 45 Rosette of agoya pearl herringbone. Specification Model: 000-28M Eric ClaptonConstruction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck JointBody Size: 000-14 FretTop Wood: Solid Carpathian SpruceRosette: Style 45Top Bracing Pattern: Standard X ScallopedTop Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16 inchesBack Material: Solid Madagascar RosewoodBack Purfling: HD Zig-ZagSide Material: Solid Madagascar RosewoodEndpiece: Grained IvoroidEndpiece Inlay: Black/White/Black BoltaronBinding: Grained IvoroidTop Inlay Stlye: Fine HerringboneSide Inlay: Black/White/Black BoltaronBack Inlay: Black/White/Black BoltaronNeck Material: Select HardwoodNeck Shape: Modified VNut Material: BoneHeadstock: Solid/Diamond/Square TaperHeadplate: Solid Madagascar RosewoodHeelcap: Grained IvoroidFingerboard Material: Solid Black EbonyScale Length: 24.9 inchesNumber of frets clear: 14Number of frets total: 20Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1 3/4 inchesFingerboard width at 12th fret: 2 1/4 inchesFingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond and Squares-Long Pattern/Bordered M.O.P./Signature between 19th and 20th FretsFinish Back and Sides: Polished GlossFinish Top: Polished Gloss with Vintage Toner or SunburstFinish Neck: Polished GlossBridge Material: Solid Black EbonyBridge Style: Belly with Drop-in SaddleBridge.
Full specs are as follows:
Martin 000-28M Eric Clapton Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar Features:
Construction: Mahogany blocks/dovetail neck joint
Body size: 000-14 fret
Top: Solid Carpathian spruce
Rosette: Style 45
Top bracing pattern: Standard ''X'' scalloped
Top braces: Solid Sitka spruce 5/16''
Back material: Solid Madagascar rosewood
Back purfling: HD zig-zag
Side material: Solid Madagascar rosewood
Endpiece: Grained ivoroid
Endpiece inlay: Black/white/black Boltaron
Binding: Grained ivoroid
Top inlay style: Fine herringbone
Side inlay: Black/white/black Boltaron
Back inlay: Black/white/black Boltaron
Neck material: Select hardwood
Neck shape: Modified "V"
Nut material: Bone
Headstock: Solid/diamond/square taper
Headplate: Solid Madagascar rosewood
Heelcap: Grained ivoroid
Fingerboard material: Solid black ebony
Scale length: 24.9''
No. Of frets clear: 14
No. of frets total: 20
Fingerboard width at nut: 1-3/4''
Fingerboard width at 12th fret: 2-1/4''
Fingerboard position inlays: Diamond and squares- long pattern/bordered in MOP/signature between 19th and 20th frets
Finish Back and side finish: Polished gloss
Top finish: Polished gloss w/vintage toner
Neck finish: Polished gloss
Bridge material: Solid black ebony
Bridge style: Belly w/drop-in saddle
Bridge string spacing: 2-1/4''
Saddle: 16'' radius/compensated/bone
Tuning machines: Waverly nickel w/ butterbean knobs
Recommended strings: Martin light phosphor bronze
Bridge and end pins: Bone w/ black dots
Pickguard: Delmar tortoise color
Case: 533e Geib style
Interior Label: Signed by Eric Clapton, numbered in sequence
This guitar is in very good - great condition only wear sign it shows is a touch of nitro lacquer checking line along the binding near the nut - shown in picture