2006 Martin Bellezza Bianca ERIC CLAPTON 000-ECHF WHITE Acoustic Guitar! Signed by EC! 28 42
This guitar is a beauty in every way. The "White Beauty' is Eric Clapton's 000 Model that is all-white and are very sought after. Hand-signed by ERIC CLAPTON! This particular...
Clapton and Fujiwara finish their next collaboration for Martin called Bellezza Bianca ("White Beauty").
The Martin Bellezza Bianca acoustic guitar features a top crafted from bookmatched Engelmann spruce, treasured by players and guitar builders alike for its clear, full tone and outstanding balance. Scalloped 5/16" top braces enhance the top's dynamic range. Bigleaf flamed maple back and sides contribute bright timbre and impressive projection. The 1-3/4" (at the nut) modified V-shape neck with diamond volute is carved from genuine mahogany.
Polished gloss white finish on the body and neck provide the perfect "canvas" for Bellezza Bianca's striking appointments. The distinctive rosette of "slotted diamonds" inlaid on a black background first seen on Bellezza Nera looks even better on Bellezza Bianca. Fine pattern herringbone purfling encircles the top and divides the back. Creamcolored grained ivoroid binding trims the top, back and side edges, with fine black/white/black line purfling accenting the back and sides. The grained ivoroid endpiece is likewise accented with black/white/black inlay. A beveled and polished black pickguard continues the black and white theme.
Like the Bellezza Nera, Bellezza Bianca's bound and polished black African ebony headplate showcases the "alternative torch" inlay”a design created for one of the first Martin 00-45s in 1902”in vibrant abalone pearl and special sterling silver-plated mini tuners with sterling silver-plated buttons. The bound black African ebony fingerboard, highlighted by mitered black/white line inlay, bears Martin Style 45 snowflake position markers from the 1st to the 17th fret, and "Bellezza Bianca" in script between the 19th and 20th frets.
To assure superb tone, Bellezza Bianca is fitted with a bone nut and compensated bone saddle. Carved from black African ebony, the belly bridge comes equipped with black ebony bridge pins inlaid with abalone pearl dots; a matching pearl inlaid ebony endpin is also included.
Each Bellezza Bianca is delivered in a distinctive white Geib style case with white plush lining and features a special white interior label signed by Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Martin Artist Relations head Dick Boak and Martin Chairman C. F. Martin IV.