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Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar  

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Overview
  • Premium East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Bookmatched quartersawn Sitka spruce
  • 000 body size
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A beautiful guitar worthy of a great player!

The Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar is handcrafted with a premium East Indian rosewood back and sides and a bookmatched top of select quartersawn Sitka spruce. Its smaller 000 body size and short 24-9/10" scale help produce delicate, balanced tones. The rosette and soundboard are inlaid with herringbone wood marquetry, and the body is bound with grained ivoroid. An ebony fingerboard features a long diamonds-and-squares pattern in abalone pearl. Eric's signature is inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th frets. Tastefully appointed with hand-beveled tortoise pickguard, nickel-plated open-geared machines equipped with unique butterbean knobs. Each Martin Eric Clapton Signature Guitar bears an interior label, individually numbered in sequence. Includes limited lifetime warranty and deluxe Martin hardshell case.

Features
  • Premium East Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Bookmatched quartersawn Sitka spruce
  • 000 body size
  • 24-9/10" scale
  • Herringbone rosette and soundboard inlays
  • Grained ivoroid binding
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Long diamonds-and-squares abalone inlay pattern
  • Eric's signature inlaid in mother-of-pearl between the 19th and 20th frets
  • Hand-beveled tortoise pickguard
  • Nickel-plated open-geared tuners
  • Butterbean knobs
  • Individually numbered in sequence

It's one of the finest guitars you'll ever have the chance to own. Make it yours today.

 
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Martin000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 40 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

My new sweetheart

I played (and recorded on an H2) about 100 guitars in my search for the right one for me as a recording artist and performing singer/songwriter. I have the recording of me...Read complete review

I played (and recorded on an H2) about 100 guitars in my search for the right one for me as a recording artist and performing singer/songwriter. I have the recording of me giggling hysterically when first playing this. I happen to be a fan of the Gibson J45. It has a focused and punchy low end, unlike most Martins I've played. I don't like boom, and I don't like a fuzzy and mushy bass, so I thought I'd end up with the J45, which was one of the final cut. Also in the mix was a Gibson Hummingbird Pro Vintage which had a shimmer to it but a bit too much boom. But one of the last guitars I tried was the 000-28EC. It has the focused bass I was looking for in the Gibsons without sacrificing a bell-like top end. It's just a balanced instrument. The one I bought actually had dead, almost rusty strings on it which brought out the uniqueness of this instrument. I went through a lot of strings to try to regain that magic I heard that first time. The perfect solution for me is to allow the low E and A strings to deaden completely. Phosphor bronze takes too long for this and is too fuzzy, so go with 80/20 or 85/15. They may start bright but quickly mellow out. Once dead, leave them and only change the other 4. Another alternative is Silk and Steel, which sounds nice, but I think this guitar is better with at least light gauge bass strings and maybe even mediums. But I also like the shimmer of phosphor bronze on the D and G strings, especially Martin FX740 fingerstyle strings, which I also reviewed as my current faves. It's a beautiful instrument that may be underappreciated until the right strings are on it. One thing I have to get used to is the V-shaped neck. My hands aren't large and it's a bit bulky, but that may account for some of the tone.

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Clapton plays this

I stopped by a music store and headed to the acoustic section. I saw the guitar and really loved the way it looked. Beautiful finish and binding. Very very small. So I thought...Read complete review

I stopped by a music store and headed to the acoustic section. I saw the guitar and really loved the way it looked. Beautiful finish and binding. Very very small. So I thought if Clapton plays these, they must be damn good. WRONG! I'm a fingerstyle player, and use acrylic nails so I can get some good projetion, but I couldn't get anything out of it. I was greatly disappointed with it. I use a Maton BG808 Artist, which is half the price, and it just roars. The EC model is a bit over rated, well over priced, and no comparison to a Maton.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vintage Sunburst.

By LOSMAN

from Crystal Lake, IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Play Great Sound

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Playing

Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

Great built, awesome playability. Love the ebony fretboard.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best all around guitar

By wolfman

from tacoma wa

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Great For Finger Style

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    Best all around guitar for all styles of music, for flat and finger style

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    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pastor/Worship Leader

    By P.K. Hallinan

    from Ashland, OR

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    I would recommend this guitar to anyone who want a light, bright, well-amplified accoustic guitar. The minute I first strummed it in the music store, I had to own it. I have been happy with it every day ever since!
    Easily the best guitar I have ever owned, and I am now 67 years old. Incredibly bright, yet soft to the touch. Light weight, but with substantial volume. I will never buy another guitar.
    Everything about it is first class!
    Spendy, but worth it. Outshines all other guitars in the same price range.

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    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EC martin

    By sprinterman

    from Mayville,NY

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    Excellant guitar, have had mine for about 5 years now and no issues whatsoever. Great sounding, playability is great, don't have a bad thing to say about it. To those who marked less than a 5 on value, they are selling for around a grand more than what I paid for it 5 years ago!

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    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Martin 000-28EC

    By Jimmie Blue

    from Flagstaff, Arizona

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    The Martin 000-28EC is the first guitar in my collection that makes me think I should get rid of some of my other guitars. It is absolutely beautiful; it has a powerful sound but can be delicate. I chose it because of the relatively short scale (easier to fret and bend notes) and because of the slightly wider neck which makes it easier to play. Minor point, but the Martin case is excellent quality. American still has the edge on excellent guitars at a reasonable price. In all honesty, I wish it did not have Eric Clapton's signature on it because some may think that is why I bought it; I bought it and love it because of its geometry, material, and sound. However, the signature is not too obvious so I can live with it. Me, satisfied customer!

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Such a Steal Deal

    By Howlin' Stratman

    from Vancouver, WA

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    While I have been primarily an electric guitar player, every time I?ve gone to the music store, I picked up the EC Martin and played one and thought this would be the one to buy. I happened to find my guitar on consignment at a local music store for an obscenely low price and in near mint condition ? I could not pass it up.Even without the modern electric tidbits found in most acoustic guitars today, the sound is quite loud indeed. I can?t say it?s the best sounding guitar I?ve ever played because that honour goes to a 1960 Fender Strat, but I can say that it is in the top 2!About the Guitar. I love the honey coloured Sitka Spruce top and the fret board is rich black Ebony. The overall detail is subtle, very elegant and brilliant.The sound is rich, crisp and resonant. It has proved to be easy to play and a welcome addition to my collection.Care. I can say that I?m a bit worried about care, specifically as to humidity and temperature. Martin is quite specific and I?d have to say in wintertime, it?s not 72 ? 77 degrees in the house, so I?m going to have to figure that one out.All in all a steal of a deal. Whomever you are, thank you!

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    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My new sweetheart

    By Mellowman

    from NJ

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    I played (and recorded on an H2) about 100 guitars in my search for the right one for me as a recording artist and performing singer/songwriter. I have the recording of me giggling hysterically when first playing this. I happen to be a fan of the Gibson J45. It has a focused and punchy low end, unlike most Martins I've played. I don't like boom, and I don't like a fuzzy and mushy bass, so I thought I'd end up with the J45, which was one of the final cut. Also in the mix was a Gibson Hummingbird Pro Vintage which had a shimmer to it but a bit too much boom. But one of the last guitars I tried was the 000-28EC. It has the focused bass I was looking for in the Gibsons without sacrificing a bell-like top end. It's just a balanced instrument. The one I bought actually had dead, almost rusty strings on it which brought out the uniqueness of this instrument. I went through a lot of strings to try to regain that magic I heard that first time. The perfect solution for me is to allow the low E and A strings to deaden completely. Phosphor bronze takes too long for this and is too fuzzy, so go with 80/20 or 85/15. They may start bright but quickly mellow out. Once dead, leave them and only change the other 4. Another alternative is Silk and Steel, which sounds nice, but I think this guitar is better with at least light gauge bass strings and maybe even mediums. But I also like the shimmer of phosphor bronze on the D and G strings, especially Martin FX740 fingerstyle strings, which I also reviewed as my current faves. It's a beautiful instrument that may be underappreciated until the right strings are on it. One thing I have to get used to is the V-shaped neck. My hands aren't large and it's a bit bulky, but that may account for some of the tone.

    Comment on this review

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar, no BUTS about it

    By Jillian

    from Boulder, Colorado

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    I get really irritated if someone leaves a review that is simply bashing a brand and not giving the attributes to the guitar. That said, the Martin OM28V has been noted as one of their top models as far as balanced tone. This is an amazing guitar that will hold up to anything out there, INCLUDING guitars from individual makers. No BUTS about it. The tone of this guitar is heavenly. Great bass, marvelous mid-range and singing trebles. The action on mine came in at 3/32 which is a good standard for acoustics. I heard Rory Block play hers in concert and I loved the sound of that guitar. Mine is certainly as good. I play professionally, teach at a performing art school and have my Master's in music. This guitar is worth every penny and certainly stands up to the legend of the Martin name. And yes, it will hold up to anything out there - and in my opinion it sounds and plays better than guitars built by small builders. Since they have been building guitars since 1833, and the factory is still in the Martin family, they know a thing or two about building great guitars.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big Price Big Sound

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    If you own a Martin guitar you know the quality is there. I own several Martins and they all have a unique feel and sound to them. The impressive thing about the 00028ec is its tone. Every string has an equal tonal quality??.something I wasn?t use to hearing with my other Martins. I have a Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup installed in my 00028ec?..It has a phenomenal sound. I love this guitar.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Acoustic I have ever played!

    By ilovemartinguitars!

    from Cleveland, TN

    Comments about Martin 000-28 Eric Clapton Signature Acoustic Guitar:

    Went to the music store to drop about 5000 on a new acoustic, after owning a Martin D16 (which I still own and love) I wanted something other than a Martin. Not b/c I disliked my D16, simply for a variety. However, After playing every Taylor, Guild, etc they had I was about to leave. I then saw the Clapton hanging on the wall and grabbed it. Bought it in 10 minutes. By far the best acoustic I have ever played. Neck design is fatter than normal, but fits in your palm perfectly. Tone is outstanding. I only by Martin now.

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