2nd Eric Clapton Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar
Perhaps no other musician has so profoundly influenced rock and acoustic
blues than British guitarist Eric Clapton. From his early work with John
Mayall & the Bluesbrakers, the Yardbirds, Cream, and Derek & the
Dominos, through his stellar Solo career Eric has continually redefined
the art of the guitar. In recognition of this major talent, the Martin
Guitar Company announces an exciting second limited edition collaboration
with Eric Clapton.
is the first time that Martin has honored an artist with two signature
limited editions. The first limited edition in honor of Eric Clapton was
the OO0-42EC. Introduced in 1995, the editionof 461 guitars sold out within
days. The new guitar, the OOO-42ECB Eric Clapton Limited Edition Signature
Acoustic Guitar, is crafted of the finest material available and inducles
spectacular design features. Just 200 Brazilian rosewood 000-42ECB guitars
are made. The 000-42ECB Eric Clapton limited edition guitar is identical
to the 000-42EC in body size and shape, with the short 24.9" scale length
that is popular among fingerstyle and blues guitarists who prefer a delicate
and balanced tone.
Crafted with solid woods throughout, the sides and back are constructed
from C.I.T.E.S. certified solid Brazilian rosewood. The top is bookmatched
from the highest grade (AAA) Engelmann spruce. The rosette is inlaid with
highly colored abalone pearl and wood fiber inlay. The guitar is adorned
with highly colored abalone pearl and Eric Clapton's bordered signature
is inlaid between the l9th and 20th frets in abalone and mother of pearl.
An ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard features heart styled 45 abalone snowflake
inlays bordered in monther of pearl. The solid C.I.T.E.S. Certified Brazilian
rosewood headplate is square tapered with altemate torch inlay and
C.F. Martin & Co. antique stamping on the back. Each 000-42ECB
will bear an interior label, numbered in sequence (i.e. l of 200,2 of 200
etc) and personally signed by Eric Clapton and Martin CEO and President
Christian Frederick Martin, IV.
The 000-42ECB is tastefully appointed with a dark Golden Era tortoise
color polished and beveled pickguard. Gold plated open-geared timing machines
are equipped with vintage butterbean knobs. An American Deluxe
Hardshell Case is included with the purchase of each 000-42ECB instrument.
The cordura exterior cases feature a suspension padding system with plush
burgundy interiors. In 1996 Martin introduced a numbered series
of 000-28EC Eric Clapton signature model acoustic guitars. The stock model000-28EC
guitars continue to be in demand, with thousands shipping annually.
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