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.
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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