The Eric Clapton OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the third in a series of collaborations between Martin, Eric Clapton and Eric's multi-talented friend in Japan, Hiroshi Fujiwara. Prior ECHF models included the popular ‘Bellezza Nera’ (Black Beauty) and the ‘Bellezza Bianca’ (White Beauty). While these two models featured a shorter 24.9 inch scale length, this OM edition incorporates the longer 25.4 inch scale for added string tension and tonal projection.
The neck and body are lacquered and polished with a striking dark navy coloration combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a European spruce soundboard. Each OM-ECHF Navy Blues guitar bears an interior label, individually numbered and personally signed by Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Dick Boak and C. F. Martin IV. Quantities will be limited to 181 guitars.