Please note that the Return Period for this product is 3 days. The Martin 00042EC-Z Eric Clapton Crossroads Ziricote Auditorium Acoustic Guitar is an updated version of Eric’s popular Crossroads 000-42. This Guitar Center exclusive is limited to just 50 models worldwide and is part of the 2019 Crossroads Collection. As with all Martin 42 ser... Click To Read More About This Product
Please note that the Return Period for this product is 3 days.
The Martin 00042EC-Z Eric Clapton Crossroads Ziricote Auditorium Acoustic Guitar is an updated version of Eric’s popular Crossroads 000-42. This Guitar Center exclusive is limited to just 50 models worldwide and is part of the 2019 Crossroads Collection.
As with all Martin 42 series guitars, the 00042EC-Z benefits from intricate details including herringbone pearl inlays, flame maple body binding and deluxe abalone inlay on the headplate. The fit and finish are impeccable as you would expect.
But what distinguishes the 2019 Crossroads Martin 00042EC-Z from other guitars in the collection is its sound. Martin applied their Vintage Tone System to this Auditorium guitar's Sitka spruce top and Adirondack scalloped bracing. In combination with exotic ziricote for the back and sides, the result is a Clapton Signature Martin with breathtaking tone.
Other tone-enhancing features include a carbon fiber bridgeplate under the ebony bridge and liquid metal bridge pins that both contribute to resonance and sustain.
On the subject of signatures, the soundhole label for each Martin 00042EC-Z is hand-signed by CFM IV and Eric Clapton himself, making this 000-42 acoustic worthy of any Clapton fan's collection. This 2019 Crossroads guitar includes a special hardshell case.
Concerning the price of admission, Eric says: "And it's always been–I hate to say it–but it's been my experience that the proper guitars, and therefore the most expensive guitars, are always going to be the easiest ones to play. Because they're just made for playing. The motive behind the making of the guitar is 100% right. These Crossroads guitars are great. They're beautiful. They're perfect-absolutely perfect. Fantastic figuring, colors are great, the top wood is beautiful and the grain on the backs is fantastic."
This special Crossroads edition is destined to become an icon in its own right, and will be featured at the 2019 Crossroads Festival.
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