John Mayer’s Martin 000-ECHF Bellezza Nera

This guitar was seen in the music video for the song Half of My Heart from the 2009 album, Battle Studies, and on a home video that John recorded in Japan in 2009 (see photo below). Unfortunately, we couldn’t find out if the guitar was used in the studio sessions.

John with the Martin Bellezza Nera.


The Martin 000-ECHF, nicknamed Bellezza Nera (meaning Black Beauty in Italian), is an Eric Clapton signature guitar introduced in 2004. The guitar features a solid Italian Alpine spruce top with scalloped 5/16″ bracing, East Indian Rosewood back and sides, ivoroid binding, fine herringbone top trim, custom pearl rosette, ebony bridge, and a custom V-shape neck.

If you’re curious about the original version used by Eric Clapton, on which this model is based, refer to Eric Clapton’s Martin 000-ECHF “Bellezza Nera”.


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