THE ERIC CLAPTON, STYLE 000-28EC
THE ERIC CLAPTON, STYLE 000-28EC

C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

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THE ERIC CLAPTON, STYLE 000-28EC
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 1996, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, the fingerboard inlaid Eric Clapton, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model Eric Clapton C.F. Martin IV #1 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 576553, length of back 19 7/16 in (494 mm) with case (2)
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Please note Christie's is selling lots 1-49 as agent for an organization which holds a state of New York Exempt Organization Certificate. Purchases, of lots 1-49, collected in New York will not be subject to sales tax.

The serial number should read 576553.

Lot Essay

The relationship between C.F. Martin and Company and Eric Clapton extends back to 1995 with the introduction of Martin's OOO-42EC. This was the first Signature Edition guitar to follow on the heels of the Gene Autry D-45. Since that date Clapton and Martin have collaborated on no fewer then 7 different signature guitar models. The most enduring of these is the OOO-28EC. Built to Clapton's exacting specifications these guitars have been in production since 1996. Inscribed on the label #1, this is the first guitar of the edition.
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