SOLD - Martin 000-28ECB Eric Clapton Brazilian Ltd Edition – USA 2002

by Martin

$12,495.00 21107


This is a very special Martin limited edition acoustic – a 000-28ECB. You’ll see plenty of 000-28EC’s around, as Martin continues to make new runs of this model in East Indian Rosewood. But this one is the 000-28ECB – made in a limited run of only 500 instruments, and it features Brazilian Rosewood on the back and sides. It is # 412 out of 500 ever made.

From Martin -

”The 000-28ECB… has the smaller 000 body size that Clapton prefers and that is particularly popular among finger style 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. 

The 000-28ECB is tastefully appointed with a hand bevelled and polished tortoise coluored pickguard. Premium Waverly nickel-plated open-geared tuning machines are equipped with vintage style “butterbean” knobs. The squared headstock bears Martin’s tasteful but elegant old-style decal logo.”

Features –

Top: Solid Sitka Spruce

Back Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood

Side Material: Solid Brazilian Rosewood

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Rosette: Fine Herringbone

Top Bracing Pattern: Standard “X” Scalloped

Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16″

Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag

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 Brazilian Rosewood/Large Old Style

Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid

Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony

Scale Length: 24.9″

Number of Frets: 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 Colour – Beveled & Polished

Interior Label: CF Martin IV & Eric Clapton Signatures

This absolutely beautiful limited edition Martin is simply a fabulous guitar in every way. Built to the highest Martin standards, each one of the 500 made have an interior label personally signed by both CF Martin IV and Eric Clapton.

John from PREMIER GUITARS owns (and loves) a nice 000-28EC (with Indian Rosewood fingerboard), but this ECB Limited Edition is another beast altogether - in a class of its own. It is so comfortable to play, with a rich tone and serious projection unsurpassed by any 000 style guitar we’ve ever come across.

There are few discernible signs of use except for a few light pick marks on the guard. The timber is unmarked, the metal untarnished, frets look unplayed, and the whole package presents virtually as new. It is in absolutely fabulous condition for a guitar now almost 20 years old. And it’s only going to get better.

Comes in its Deluxe Vintage Series Geib hardshell case in new condition.


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