Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar

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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
Dave Pounds, davepoundscf@aol.com Submitted: 8/28/2018
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Love it Great sound
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Wonderful
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Tony Submitted: 4/9/2017
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Wonderfully surprising
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I have had many high end guitars, bourgeois, omjm, dove, 814,and j45.This guitar is everything you would expect from martin.The simple but elegant look and the sound wow! I find the neck to be comfortable tactile experience. Wow!
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Joe Cardone Submitted: 8/28/2016
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Wow!
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Classic Martin sound, that's a given. The surprise is the size, this masterpiece actually fits and STAYS on your lap! Go to a guitar shop, have a seat and play this masterpiece, its so comfortable, thanks Martin!
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Jonny Noble, jlm4676@yahoo.com Submitted: 11/15/2015
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Perfect, amazing. Everything you'd expect and more
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Aside from being visually stunning, this is one of the most tonaly balanced guitar I've played. I own many acoustic guitars. I have Martins, Gibson and Taylor by far this is an excellent example of good old handmade American craftmenship. Most notably is the shape of the neck, so comfortable and playability that is unparalleled TRY THIS ONE OUT
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Brian Z from Atlanta, GA Submitted: 5/18/2014
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Worth the wait...Better than I imagined!
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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.
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calico from langhorne,Pa. USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

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Vintage quality
Your general opinion of this product.
OVERALL:
Unlike my e-x wives this guitar will be with me forever. I have already become attached and our relationship keeps getting stronger and stronger. I may add more guitars to my growing collection but this one will always be one of my favorite.Its a 10


QUALITY:
I think martin guitars are and have always been a well made instument

FEATURES:
I really like the vintage finish.

EASE OF USE:
this guitar allmost plays itself, as soon as I picked it up i felt very comfortable with it, like an old friend.

VALUE:
I believe you get what you pay for and this guitar is worth every penny.

SOUND:
this guitar sings, the tonation is perfect and the highs and lows are very well balanced

STYLE:
classic rock and blues

MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
24 years playing and touring
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AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

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THE BEST!
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QUALITY:
Quality is great it is one of the best guitars I've ever played.

FEATURES:
Theres not to many features on it but it's still a kick ass guitar.

EASE OF USE:
It plays great but I was never into the acoustics body in the first place.

VALUE:
Value is the best it's definitely worth the price,

SOUND:
One of the best sounding guitars in the world.

STYLE:
Heavy

MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
Alot

OVERALL:
It's a good guitar thats the bottom line, you can't beat it.
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AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

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Great Guitar
Your general opinion of this product.
Great Guitar with a huge sound for its size. Superb balance between upper and lower range. The neck and action are wonderful. Did require some setup work, a little buzz and dead places in the scales. I pound a guitar with huge strums and delicate inflection and this one handles it well. If you want a smaller shape with big sound you've got it. Check out the non-signature version too
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AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

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pure/pitch perfect/and sweet as butter.
Your general opinion of this product.
A guitar with power which rings out with the delicate sounds of the inner soul. Perfectly balanced tone.Its quality of physical craftsmanship can be seen from across the room.Truly a guitar which becomes personal to you in short order.
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Boyd Cardwell from Jonesboro, AR USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

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Bought not one but two!!!
Your general opinion of this product.


QUALITY:
life time, if maintained and climate controlled properly.

FEATURES:
3/4" nut width and short scale with the tight waist and shallow depth of sides.

EASE OF USE:
Makes play the barr chord very easy. Sits up close and effortless in reach of lower frets.

VALUE:
No, No, No

SOUND:
tight midrange, pronounced notes. no just natural acoustic sound, Keep it solo, Bone nut and saddle bridge pins or maybe Tusq products.

STYLE:
Progressive rock and roll with a twist of Bread.

MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
7 years

OVERALL:
Its been great to have a guitar than can be played so so much comfort. No, well maybe if the price was right. Bridge plate ebony or mable? Comfort and ease of playing, low action factory set-up. Not being sold with up graded saddle, nut and bridge pins.
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