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❌SOLD❌ Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Model Natural, 2001


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The Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton model is based on the guitar Eric Clapton used for an historic performance.

This example dates to September of 2001 and is in overall good clean condition with minor play wear. Fret wear is light to moderate in the low positions, and there is plenty of fret life remaining.

On 16 January 1992, Eric Clapton performed for a small audience at Bray Film Studios in Windsor England. This iconic performance for the MTV Unplugged TV series would spawn an accompanying album that would become his best selling with 26 million copies worldwide. His guitar of choice was the Martin 000-28.

The MTV Unplugged performance had many effects on the popularity of this model, Eric Clapton’s career, and the Martin Guitar Company itself. At the time, interest in Martin guitars was dangerously low. Immediately after the performance aired – the next day –  demand skyrocketed and Martin was able to resume full production.   For Clapton, it marked a shift from electric blues and rock to acoustic material, and the album from the performance won six Grammy awards and became his best selling album.

While the Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Model shares many of the same features as the standard 000-28, at Eric’s request it features a modified V neck profile and standard neck taper along with his inlaid signature at the end of the fretboard.

The classic pairing of Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood sides and back produces a rich well balanced tone and the scalloped x bracing pattern boosts bass response and volume.

The Martin 000-28EC is sold with its original Martin hard shell case.

Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Model Specifications:

  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Finish Top: Gloss
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Back and 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: Optional
  • 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
  • Top Detail: None
  • Bridge Pin Material: White Plastic
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Pattern
  • Bridge Pin Dots: Black Plastic
  • Pickguard Inlay: None
  • Saddle: Compensated Bone
  • Rosette: Fine Herringbone with Multi-Stripe
  • Saddle Radius: 16″
  • Brace Material: Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides Color: None
  • Brace Size: 5/16″
  • Back Detail: None
  • Back Purfling/Strip: Zig-Zag
  • Back Inlay Material: Multi-Stripe
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Side Detail: None
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Side Inlay Material: None
  • 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
  • Fingerboard Binding Material: None
  • 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
  • Headplate Binding Material: None
  • Headplate Detail: None
  • Case: Ply Hardshell
  • Label: CFM IV & Eric Clapton Pre-printed Signatures

Price: $3,650.00 CAD
  • Model: 000-28EC Eric Clapton
  • Year: 2001
  • Finish Natural Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 826931, dated to September 2001 at Nazareth PA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 31/08/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.268lbs 1.94kg
  • Scale Length: 24.9in 632mm
  • Nut Width: 1.773in 45.04mm
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