Martin 00028EC Eric Clapton Acoustic Guitar

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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.

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  610-759-2837 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime to the original owner (excluding strings). 1 year on Backpacker, Little Martins and Ukuleles

Product Specifications

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

Customer Reviews

Review: Soundwoods, tonewoods@suddenlink.net Submitted: 2/17/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Very comfortable to play
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I have owned two now and this model has all the appointments that are added by experience, trail and error by one of the greatest acoustic guitarists to date. Very well balanced tonality, smaller tight narrow body pulls the treble notes out, yet gives you the punch needed so you can dig in when needed. The slightly extra string spacing is great for those solo runs. Noticeable lighter pressure required to play barr chords. The reach you playability with the shorter scale make playing to me so much fun, and just naturally will pull out that creative musical talent that has been their all along. The Martin Geib style case is built to help protect that investment for decades to come. Have fun!

Review: John McKenna Submitted: 12/31/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Unquestionably the finest acoustic guitar I’ve ever played and now, very proud to say, own!

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This is truly a professionals instrument. The 000 body size being smaller than most guitars makes it a joy to hold & play. Don’t let the smaller size fool you. The tonal quality and dynamic range that this little guitar boasts is something to be experienced. The V shaped neck is one of the specifications that Eric Clapton insisted on, making these EC models unique from the standard Martin 000 28 and is a most welcome addition to its ease of play. That and a very low action will keep you cradling this guitar for hours and you won’t come away with sore fingers. Pair it with the Martin Clapton’s Choice 41MEC12 Signature strings and you’ll be playing it setup exactly as the master himself does. Aesthetically speaking it’s a stunning instrument that has clean lines constructed with exotic tone woods making it not only a joy to play but a feast for the eyes. This is a guitar you’ll keep forever!

Review: Dave Pounds, davepoundscf@aol.com Submitted: 8/28/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Love it Great sound

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Wonderful

Review: Tony Submitted: 4/9/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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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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Review: Joe Cardone Submitted: 8/28/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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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!

Review: Jonny Noble, jlm4676@yahoo.com Submitted: 11/15/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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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

Review: Brian Z from Atlanta, GA Submitted: 5/18/2014

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Perfect.

Absolutely, in the words of Ferris Bueller...."If you have the means, I highly recommend one, so choice".

Perfect, will have to have set up a bit after some break in time, but out of the box even....heavenly.

Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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THE BEST!

Your general opinion of this product.



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.

Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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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

Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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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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