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Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Auditorium Acoustic Guitar
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A beautiful guitar worthy of a great player!

The Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar is handcrafted with a premium East Indian rosewood back and sides and a bookmatched top of select quartersawn Sitka spruce. Its smaller 000 body size and short 24-9/10" scale help produce delicate, balanced tones. The rosette and soundboard are inlaid with herringbone wood marquetry, and the body is bound with grained ivoroid. An ebony fingerboard features a long diamonds-and-squares pattern in abalone pearl. Eric's signature is inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th frets. Tastefully appointed with hand-beveled tortoise pickguard, nickel-plated open-geared machines equipped with unique butterbean knobs. Each Martin Eric Clapton Signature Guitar bears an interior label, individually numbered in sequence. Includes limited lifetime warranty and deluxe Martin hardshell case. Choose Natural or 1935 Sunburst in the drop down menu.

Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Auditorium Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Body
    Body type: 000
    Cutaway: Non-cutaway
    Top wood: Bookmatched quartersawn Sitka spruce
    Back & sides: Premium East Indian rosewood back and sides
    Bracing pattern: Standard X scalloped
    Body finish: Polished Gloss
    Orientation: Right handed
    Neck shape: V
    Nut width: Not specified
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Neck wood: Select Hardwood
    Scale length: 24.9"
    Number of frets: 20
    Neck finish: Polished Gloss
    Pickup/preamp: No
    Brand: Not applicable
    Configuration: Not applicable
    Preamp EQ: Not applicable
    Feedback filter: Not applicable
    Tuner: Not applicable
    Headstock overlay: Solid Indian Rosewood
    Tuning machines: Nickel-plated with open-geared tuners
    Bridge: Solid Black Ebony
    Saddle & nut: Compensated/Bone
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: Signature model
    Case: Hardshell case
    Accessories: Info not available
    Country of origin: United States

Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Auditorium Acoustic Guitar

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  • Probably the only acoustic I'll ever need

    As reviewed by Mark Vogel on 11/26/2010

    I can't imagine ever playing a guitar that provides this much pleasure. I've been playing off and on (mostly off!) for 40 years -- just for myself and for my family. When I first tried this Eric Clapton Martin, the quality of my playing improved instantly. When you play a fine instrument such as this, you'll find the inner drive to practice more. Every note is crisp and clear, with rich lower tones and sparkling upper tones. The problems I experienced with my other two acoustics -- buzzing, missed fingering, hollow tones -- have all disappeared. Whether strumming or finger-picking, this guitar is perfectly suited to the task. The fit and finish is remarkable, and the rich deep patina of the wood is very pleasing. This was a big investment for us -- I never imagined I'd spend this much for a guitar! But I am so glad I did, and I don't regret a single penny. The hard case is a work of art in itself. The folks at the Guitar Center in Lancaster PA were absolutely fantastic. The model they had on display didn't quite suit them. The pick guard seemed to be pulling up a bit, so they called around to other stores and had this shipped in ASAP. Don't hesitate for a moment on this one.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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  • The one guitar I would never give up

    As reviewed by Paul Rich on 1/6/2011

    After playing guitar for over 25 years it was time for an instrument like this. During the past couple of years I'd increased my playing time and found that I was enjoying it more and wanting to push myself. I've found that instruments that are better than the player create inspiration for practicing and pushing oneself, and from the first minute that I had this guitar in my hands and began playing, I fell in love. I had never experienced the sense of perfection in weight, feel, responsiveness, playability, and acoustics that this guitar provides. Some have commented about the inlay of Eric Clapton's name on the fretboard. I, too, could do without this. However, I don't mind it there and perhaps in some way it is another incentive to want to improve. I bought the Sunburst model a little over a year ago and I play it several times a week at a minimum. The finish on the guitar is wonderful, though if you don't like a glossy neck then this is probably not the instrument for you. The tuners are precise and I have to tune this guitar less than any of the seven or eight others that I've owned. It is the playability that is the most striking. Bar chords are no problem, and the strings play with a looser feel than any other acoustic I've played so bends are easier. The clincher for me was that I can play this guitar for hours and my fingers don't bleed. Other steel string acoustics, because of their tighter string action, just wear out my fingers after an hour or two of playing in a day. This guitar is really easy on the body - both for the string feel as well as the body size and weight. While it gives up a little volume relative to the dreadnaughts, it still has more volume than most cheaper guitars and I actually like having something that doesn't have a huge boom to it because I don't play with others and need to play quietly enough at home so I don't wake my children. I currently have five guitars - three electrics and two acoustics - and one of the others is a priceless Alex Lifeson ES-355 prototype. As much as I love all my other guitars, if I could only keep one then this would be it!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • Eric Clapton Acoustic Rocks!

    As reviewed by Drew on 9/4/2006

    I have been playing guitar on and off for about 30 years and have never experienced or played a guitar that provides this much sound in so small a package. I typically play one to two hours a day and play all types of rock music and blues ranging from Bob Dylin to the Doors to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to Dido and Noria Jones. You get the picture...a little bit of everything. The Eric Clapton Signature model 000-28EC gives excellent tone and sound range. It provides the classic Martin deep base as well as a healthy range of higher tones. It's magnificent from a finger picking perspective which is how I play 90 percent of the time. The strings combine to provide a melody of concert quality sound and even a less experienced guitar player can sound great on this one! I would highly recommned this guitar to both the experienced musician and to the the entry level person who's looking to step up. You won't be disappointed...If you can only have one quality guitar you should definitly check it out!

    51 of 56 people found this review helpful.
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