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Eric Clapton’s Martin 000-ECHF Bellezza Nera

During Eric’s 2003 Japan Tour he used custom guitar which was designed by his friend, Hiroshi Fujiwara. Guitar was black with pearl inlays, and both men’s initials (EC and HF) were inscribed near the bottom of the fretboard. Only eight of these guitars were initially manufactured.

In July 2004, Martin announced a limited edition of this guitar. The guitars were called 000-ECHF Bellezza Nera as named by Eric Clapton (“bellezza” meaning beautiful and “nera” meaning black). The only difference between the custom guitars and the guitars in the limited edition is that it has “Bellezza Nera” in pearl inlay rather than the two men’s initials. A total of 476 guitars were produced.

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