Introduced in 1996, the 000-28EC (for Eric Clapton) essentially put Martin's Vintage Series on the map, and it's been one of the most, if not THE most, popular 000 models ever since. Based on the vintage 000 Martins Clapton played during his acoustic come-back of the 1990s, the combination of the short (24.9") string scale and modified V neck result in a smooth playing fingerstyle guitar with excellent balance between bass and treble making it suitable for a wide range of styles. Of course Martin made a lot of 000 models with these same features back in the mid-1930s, and most of those were played with a flatpick and contemporary players often flatpick this model as well. Except for those players who just have to have a Dreadnought this is one of the most versatile Martin models.

stock no. 53485

TopSitka spruce
Back and sidesIndian rosewood
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Scale length24.9"
Bridge spacing2 1/4"
Bridge materialEbony
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialGenuine Mahogany
BracingStandard "X" Scalloped
InlayDiamond & squares, long pattern
Neck profileModified v
FinishGloss antique toner
RosetteFine herringbone
Total frets20
TunersNickel Gotoh
Serial No2168417
CaseOrig. Hard