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Martin Guitar Eric Clapton Signature Model 2011 - Japan Limited Edition

Published // 30.Apr.11

C.F. Martin & Company, headquarted in Nazareth, Pennsylvania (U.S.) has been producing acoustic guitars since 1833. Since 1995, the company has issued several different Eric Clapton Signature Models. The majority have been limited editions. Martin has announced its seventh limited edition guitar honoring Eric Clapton, the 000-42ECJ Madagascar. Unlike previous limited editions that were available worldwide, this guitar will be available only in Japan. Only 100 instruments were built in the production run. The top is Adirondack Spruce, with back and sides of Madagascar Rosewood. Like all previous limited editions, the interior label is signed by Eric Clapton. Additionally, buyers in Japan will receive a guitar case with special embroidery, an EC Tour Jacket, a wood memorial plaque, and a Martin porter. The manufacturer's suggested retail price for this fine instrument is ¥1,050,000. (For informational purposes, as the guitar is not available outside Japan, the cost is approximately £7,736.33 or €8,728.35 or U.S.$12,926.25).

C.F. Martin & Company has issued the following Eric Clapton Signature Models:
1995: Limited Edition 000-42EC (production run of 461 instruments)
1996: Stock model 000-28EC (still in production, it remains a popular instrument)
2000: Limited Edition 000-42ECB (production run of 200 instruments)
2002: Limited Edition 000-28ECB (production run of 500 instruments)
2005: Limited Edition 000-ECHF Bellezza Nera (production run of 476 instruments)
2006: Limited Edition 000-ECHF Bellezza Bianca (production run of 410 instruments)
2007: Limited Edition 000-42MEC (production run of 250 instruments)
2011: Limited Edition 000-42ECJ (production run of 100 instruments, available in Japan only)

Specifications for the Eric Clapton Signature Model 2011 - Japan Limited Edition 000-42ECJ Madagascar
Top: Adirondack Spruce 45 Grade
Top Braces: Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Rosette: Style45
Pickguard: Faux Tortoise Color
Fingerboard Inlay: 42-Snowflake and Eric Clapton Signature
Neck Shape: Modified V, 30's Heel
Scale: 24.9"
Neck Width At Nut: 3 1/4"
Headplate: Madagascar Rosewood with Golden Era Decal
Tuning Machine: Wavery Nickel BB
Top Toner: Aging Toner
Bridge: 1930-Style Belly, Drop-in Long
Nut & Saddle: Fossilized Ivory
Case: Customshop with Eric Clapton Embroidery
Available only in Japan

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