Martin 000-42EC-Z Eric Clapton Ziricote Acoustic Guitar. In Unplayed Condition, a real investment piece that sounds amazing. Only 2 came to the UK.
The body, fingerboard and headplate are bound in European flamed maple. The guitar also features herringbone pearl inlay throughout, with Clapton's signature and Style 42 snowflakes on the fingerboard, the Crossroads Guitar Festival symbol on the bridge, and Martin's ornate alternate torch design on the headstock. Clapton drew upon the premium features of Martin's Modern Deluxe series for this model, including stylish gold frets, gold open-gear tuners, a titanium truss rod, Liquidmetal bridge pins and a composite carbon fibre bridge plate.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Eric Clapton and original hardshell case.
[SPECIFICATIONS] Body Size : 000-14 Fret Finish Top : Gloss Construction : Dovetail Neck Joint Back & Side Finish : Gloss Bracing Pattern : X-Brace Scale Length : 24.9" Brace Shape : Scalloped Fingerboard Width At Nut : 1 3/4'' Top Material : Sitka Spruce with VTS Neck Shape : Modified V Back Material : Ziricote Neck Taper : Standard Taper Side Material : Ziricote Electronics : None
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"On January 16, 1992, Eric Clapton ushered in a new era, appearing on MTV’sUnplugged, introducing a swinging acoustic version of “Layla” and bringing down the house with an impassioned rendition of “Tears in Heaven.” This night of acoustic music brought fans new and old into a new circle of the Clapton sound, and the album that came from it revitalized his career, winning six Grammy Awards and selling 26 million copies around the world.
The guitar he favored that night was a 1939 Martin 000-42; a curvy, compact 14-fret pre-war beauty with a throaty, clear tone that came to define the sound of acoustic guitar in rock for a good decade. It also famously sold at auction in 2004 for a record $791,500.
The Sitka Spruce top is treated with Martin’s proprietary Vintage Tone System (VTS) system that torrefies the wood to reflect the tonal properties of the famed “Golden Era” pre-war Martin’s from decades past. This 000-42 also features a titanium truss rod to maintain the light weight and tonal purity of a pre-WWII Martin while providing the adjustability modern players demand. Abalone and herringbone pearl inlay, as well as European flamed maple binding bring gleaming, sophisticated detail.
What do all these materials and processes add up to? Tone. This Martin’s tone is remarkable — bell-like and bright, with a perfect equilibrium of round lows and woody, warm mids.
Each Martin 00042EC-Z is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Eric Clapton.
Blending pre-WWII craftsmanship with modern science and sustainability, this guitar strikes an ideal balance for today’s collector, similar to the balance Clapton found on that January night in 1992, when he melded his electric past with an acoustic future."