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Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar with Case

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Product Description

In recognition of Eric Clapton's unparalleled stature in the music industry, Martin introduced the incredible 00028EC in 1996. The award-winning Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar 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.

Vintage Series
Martin's fine Vintage Series instruments draw their inspiration from the elegant vintage designs and appointments of the pre-World War II era. Most Vintage Series models include old-style squared headstock, modified V-shaped neck, period fingerboard inlays, scalloped bracing, beveled tortoise colored pickguard, old-style long or through saddle, aging toner finish on soundboard, vintage style tuning machines and a vintage Geib Style case.

Product Specifications
Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar Specifications
  • Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 000-14 Fret
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Fine Herringbone
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard X Scalloped
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16 inches
  • Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Back Purfling: HD Zig Zag
  • Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood
  • Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid
  • Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Binding: Grained Ivoroid
  • Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone
  • Side Inlay: none
  • Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Neck Material: Select Hardwood
  • Neck Shape: Modified V
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Tapered
  • Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood/ Large Old Style Logo
  • Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24.9 inches
  • Number of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4 inches
  • Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4 inches
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamond and Squares - Long Pattern
  • Fingerboard Binding: none
  • Finish Back and Sides: Polished Gloss
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss with Vintage Toner
  • Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Belly
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4 inches
  • Saddle: 16 inch Radius/Compensated/Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open Geared with Butterbean Knobs
  • Recommended Strings: Martin MEC12 Light Phosphor Bronze
  • Bridge and End Pins: White with Black Dots
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Color
  • Case: 533E Geib Style
  • Interior Label: CFM IV and Eric Clapton Pre-printed Signatures
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  610-759-2837 Warranty:  Lifetime, original owner (excluding strings)1 year on Backpacker, Little Martins and Ukuleles
Brian Z from Atlanta, GA
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Worth the wait...Better than I imagined!
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I have waited ~years~ to purchase this particular Martin....as an owner and Martin devoted player, this is the working man's holy grail. I have other Martins, of course (D35, 00015M, DC-16RGT, 000CXE, Bunch of Little Martins, etc), so this one has been missing....WOW! What I have been missing....kind of like anything luxury, you don't know what you were missing and can never go back....I make receiving a new guitar a ritual of sorts...I carefully open the case, take in the new wood and finish aroma and enjoy the experience that you can only get once from each new guitar. This sounds very weird to some, and it probably is, but it is a part of my routine none-the-less.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The quality and finish are the best I've ever experienced, but this is really just standard for the Martin experience. Everything is as it should be....perfect.
Feel
Was it easy to reach the strings? How comfortable was the playing position?
Now this 000 rests a little easier for casual play or noodeling...the most striking feature for me, among all others, was the neck shape. A little more curved and chunkier, but in a great way...again, not knowing what I had been missing. The weight of this beauty, spot on.
Tone
Is the tone well balanced? How does it project?
Very, very clear and pronounced across all spectrums....can hang with the D35 but cleans up in all else, hence the most versatile...the tone woods really shine and instantly you know why this was worth the wait....finger pick or strum, your at home.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
Perfect.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
Absolutely, in the words of Ferris Bueller...."If you have the means, I highly recommend one, so choice".
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
Perfect, will have to have set up a bit after some break in time, but out of the box even....heavenly.
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