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Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model, Natural

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

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 Signature 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 Specifications:

  • Body: 000-14 fret
  • Top: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: East Indian Rosewood
  • Top color: Antique toner
  • Neck: mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck shape: Modified V shape

 

 

  • Model: 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New,
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 26/03/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.4lbs 2kg
  • Scale Length: 632.5mm 24.9in
  • Nut Width: 44.45mm 1.75in
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