#350 of 500 A fantastic example of the 2002 limited edition run of Brazilian Rosewood 000-28ECB guitars.
Very good condition.
-Two very small dings on the back.
-One shallow dent below pickguard appx 2″ long.
-Some finish hazing/light scratches/tiny ding around the tuner buttons and posts
-Shallow scuffed area on lower bout of top appx 2″ long
-A few very small top dings
-Minimal fret wear.
-Low to medium action with factory saddle height
-No repairs or mods
-Includes original hard case
-*Brazilian rosewood – Domestic shipping in Canada only*
Specs and description from Martin Guitars:
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 book matched 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 beveled and polished tortoise colored 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.
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 Brazilian Rosewood
Back Purfling: HD Zig-Zag
Side Material: Solid Brazilian 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
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 PatternFingerboard 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: Original Martin Case
Interior Label: CFM IV & Eric Clapton Pre-Printed Signatures