C.F. Martin & Company Announces A New Clapton Signature Guitar

Brazilian Rosewood 000-28ECB Design Completes A “Suite” of Clapton Models

C.F. Martin & Company has introduced their third limited edition signature Eric Clapton guitar and their fourth in a “suite” of Eric Clapton models. The 000-28ECB Signature Edition will be limited to no more than 500 instruments.

The new 000-28ECB is identical to the 000-42EC in body size and shape. The 000-42ECB 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” scale length allows. Crafted with solid woods throughout, the sides and back are constructed from solid Brazilian rosewood, and the top is bookmatched from select Sitka spruce for optimum tonal response.

The rosette is embellished with delicately inlaid herringbone pearl, and the body is bound with grained ivoroid. A genuine ebony fingerboard features abalone diamonds and squares bordered in mother of pearl. Eric Clapton’s signature is inlaid in mother of pearl between the 19th and 20th frets. Each 000-28ECB will bear an interior label, individually numbered in sequence with the edition total and personally signed by Eric Clapton and Martin Chairman and CEO C. F. Martin IV.

Martin is currently accepting orders for the 000-28ECB Signature Edition. The guitars will not be in stores until the summer of 2002.

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