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New Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara Guitar from C.F. Martin & Co

  • New Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara Guitar from C.F. Martin & Co
    January 21, 2014

    Debuting this week at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California will be a new Eric Clapton signature guitar from C.F. Martin & Company. Limited to 181 instruments, the OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the guitar maker's third collaboration with Eric Clapton and Japanese musician, producer and designer, Hiroshi Fujiwara. Unlike it's predecessors in the series - the Bellezza Nera (Black Beauty) and the Bellezza Bianca (White Beauty) - this OM incorporates the longer 25.4" scale for added string tension and tonal projection. The neck and body are lacquered and polished with a striking dark navy coloration combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a European spruce soundboard. Each OM-ECHF Navy Blues guitar bears an interior label that is individually numbered and personally signed by Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, C.F. Martin IV and Dick Boak, the company's Director of Artist Relations.so

    Since 1995, Eric Clapton has also collaborated with C.F. Martin & Company on several other instruments, most of which have been limited editions.

    Find out more: http://www.martinguitar.com/new/item/3435-om-echf-navy-blues.html

    C.F. Martin & Co. OM-ECHF Navy Blues Specifications


    Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint


    Body Size: 000-14 Fret

    Top: European Spruce


    Rosette: Two Ring - Small MOP Squares Set in Black Corian


    Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''


    Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood


    Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone w/ Style 18 Black Fiber Strips


    Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood


    Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid


    Endpiece Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron


    Binding: Grained Ivoroid


    Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone


    Side Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron


    Back Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron


    Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany


    Neck Shape: Modified V


    Nut Material: Bone


    Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper


    Headplate: Solid Black Ebony


    Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid w/ Black/White/Black Inlay


    Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony


    Scale Length: 25.4''


    Number Of Frets Clear: 14


    Number Of Frets Total: 20


    Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''


    Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''


    Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 45 Snowflake - Select Abalone


    Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid


    Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss - Dark Navy Blue


    Finish Top: Polished Gloss - Dark Navy Blue


    Finish Neck: Polished Gloss - Dark Navy Blue


    Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony


    Bridge Style: Belly


    Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''


    Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone


    Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Small Buttons


    Recommended Strings: Martin Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MEC12)


    Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
    Pickguard: none


    Case: 533E Geib Style


    Interior Label: Blue label signed by CFM IV, Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara & Dick Boak


    Electronics: Optional


    Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge

    List Price: $6,999.00 (U.S.)

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on January 21, 2014 - 1:04pm

Debuting this week at the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California will be a new Eric Clapton signature guitar from C.F. Martin & Company. Limited to 181 instruments, the OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the guitar maker's third collaboration with Eric Clapton and Japanese musician, producer and designer, Hiroshi Fujiwara. Unlike it's predecessors in the series - the Bellezza Nera (Black Beauty) and the Bellezza Bianca (White Beauty) - this OM incorporates the longer 25.4" scale for added string tension and tonal projection. The neck and body are lacquered and polished with a striking dark navy coloration combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a European spruce soundboard. Each OM-ECHF Navy Blues guitar bears an interior label that is individually numbered and personally signed by Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, C.F. Martin IV and Dick Boak, the company's Director of Artist Relations.so

Since 1995, Eric Clapton has also collaborated with C.F. Martin & Company on several other instruments, most of which have been limited editions.

Find out more: http://www.martinguitar.com/new/item/3435-om-echf-navy-blues.html

C.F. Martin & Co. OM-ECHF Navy Blues Specifications


Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint


Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Top: European Spruce


Rosette: Two Ring - Small MOP Squares Set in Black Corian


Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4''


Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood


Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone w/ Style 18 Black Fiber Strips


Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood


Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid


Endpiece Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron


Binding: Grained Ivoroid


Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone


Side Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron


Back Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron


Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany


Neck Shape: Modified V


Nut Material: Bone


Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper


Headplate: Solid Black Ebony


Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid w/ Black/White/Black Inlay


Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony


Scale Length: 25.4''


Number Of Frets Clear: 14


Number Of Frets Total: 20


Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''


Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/4''


Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 45 Snowflake - Select Abalone


Fingerboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid


Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss - Dark Navy Blue


Finish Top: Polished Gloss - Dark Navy Blue


Finish Neck: Polished Gloss - Dark Navy Blue


Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony


Bridge Style: Belly


Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4''


Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/Bone


Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Small Buttons


Recommended Strings: Martin Clapton's Choice Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MEC12)


Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Pearl Dots
Pickguard: none


Case: 533E Geib Style


Interior Label: Blue label signed by CFM IV, Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara & Dick Boak


Electronics: Optional


Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge

List Price: $6,999.00 (U.S.)

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