2010 Martin 000-28EC Eric Clapton Artist Guitar

From what I recall, the Eric Clapton model 000-28 (this guy) is one of the longer-running Martin "artist" models. You can read-up on all of the design specs just about anywhere on the net, but suffice to say it's a vintage-voiced, herringbone-trimmed, retro-themed variant of a 000-28 14-fretter. Compared to an average 000-28, I sort-of notice a tendency for the Clapton models to be a bit more "chocolate velvet" in tone -- a little darker in the mids and sweeter overall -- but still with good presence and volume. This one is definitely more in that vein which is a sound that I like to match bright-sounding pickers with.

I was a little surprised at how clean this guitar is when I unboxed it -- its only flaws are minor -- there are a couple of dings to the back of the neck, the lightest pickwear to the pickguard and usewear on the body, and the endpin was drilled-out for a pickup jack and then filled to hold a normal endpin again.

My only work was to give it a quick setup and it's now playing spot-on, quick and easy.

Repairs included: setup.

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid Indian rosewood

Bracing type: x

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: mahogany

Action height at 12th fret:
3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: medium soft V

Board radius: ~14-16"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 24 7/8"

Nut width: 1 3/4"

Body width: 15 1/8"

Body depth: 4"

Weight: 4 lbs 6 oz

Condition notes: as noted above, it's pretty clean though it has slight usewear/pickwear on the body. The endpin hole was drilled larger (for a pickup) and then filled. Inside the guitar is a pad of velcro for a battery-pack (also removed) on the back. There are a couple of small dings on the back of the neck that aren't obvious until you get them in glare with the light (pictured). There's a strap button added to the side of the heel. The saddle is also a little low to the deck. There's about 1/16" left of adjustment, but I have to be honest here in that this is common for all of these once they're dialed-in and have lived in the world for some years. In recent memory (December, February) I've set up two of these models and both had to come down to the same height. The same is true for several more-recent 18V and 28V models I've setup for local folks.

It comes with: its original hard case.