Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Auditorium Acoustic Guitar with Case

Feature: What it does:
Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
East Indian rosewood back and sides Rich low end; smooth mids; articulate highs
Standard X bracing Delivers improved sustain and projection
Gotoh open-gear tuners with Butterbean knobs Easy to tune; increased tuning stability
- Model: 000-28EC
- 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''
- 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/SquareTaper
- Headplate: Solid East Indian Rosewood /Large Old Style
- Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid
- Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Scale Length: 24.9''
- Number of Frets Clear: 14
- Number of Frets Total: 20
- Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4''
- Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4''
- Fingerboard Position Inlays: Diamonds & Squares - Long Pattern
- Fingerboard Binding: none
- Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss
- Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Vintage Toner
- Finish Neck: Polished Gloss
- Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
- Bridge Style: Belly
- Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''
- Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone
- Tuning Machines: Gotoh Nickel Open-Geared w/ Butterbean Knobs
- Recommended Strings: Martin Light Phosphor Bronze (MEC12 )
- Bridge & End Pins: White w/ Black Dots
- Pickguard: Tortoise Color - Beveled & Polished
- Case: 533E Geib style
- Interior Label: CFM IV & Eric Clapton Pre-printed Signatures
- Electronics: Optional
- Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge
- Other Comments: All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 24.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 21 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10OOO28EC
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If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 610-759-2837

Martin 000 28EC Clapton Guitar

In recognition of Eric Clapton's unparalleled stature in the music industry, Martin introduced this incredible instrument in 1996. Since then, it has become one of their most popular models. The award-winning 000-28EC model 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 in. 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.
(115 ratings)
Submitted November 24, 2004 by a customer from
"one of the best *finger-picking* guitars out there"
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
This is as good a finger-picking guitar as they come. I was amazed that such a small body could produce such lsuh, full, across the range sound. To second another reviewer, this guitar falls down and dies when it comes to strumming; go back to your HD28 or big body guitars for that.
Good case, stronger than the usual Martin so-so cases.
With the exception of the backpacker, Martin has only made wonderful guitars, as far as I know.
In this price range, you could spend a lot more (Taylor comes to mind) and not get as good.
Manufacturer Support
I've used Martin support for my Martins and I have never had a better customer support experience in my life.
The Wow Factor
It sounds wonderful.
Musical Background:
active musician
Musical Style:
alt, rock
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