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Title: Martin 000-28EC (Eric Clapton Signature) Guitar Year: 1998
Rating (1=Low : 5=High): 4
Review: This is a wonderful instrument for someone looking for a guitar that is a little smaller than a dreadnought. It is based on the pre-war 000 design, including a triangular-shaped neck (cross section). Unfortunately, using a capo puts a lot of pressure on the "point" of the triangle, and this led to bubbling and indentation of the finish. In my opinion, the finish should have withstood the pressure from the capo without becoming damaged. I have not approached Martin regarding repair of this problem, but their warranty specifically excludes defects in the finish.
Pluses: Beautiful looks, good sound, excellent playability, lifetime warranty. Minuses: The finish (on the neck) was too soft when received. Warranty excludes defects in finish.
Suggestions: Expand the warranty to include defects in the finish. Suggestions: Improve the finish and give it more time to harden before shipping the guitar.

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