Only 50 of each will be produced, and sales will benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua.
Eric Clapton 00042EC-Z
Co-designed by the guitar hero himself, this auditorium-sized guitar has a stunning Ziricote back and sides that contribute to its “deep, booming sound with a crisp treble response”, the Martin said. It has a VTS Sitka spruce top, with European flame maple binding its body, fretboard and headplate. Clapton’s signature and Style 42 snowflake inlays complete this model’s cosmetics.
Lists for $15,699.
John Mayer 0042JM-C
Like Clapton, Mayer co-designed his grand concert-sized acoustic, whose shape is reminiscent of parlour guitars from the late 1800s. The bluesman opted for a glossy Sitka spruce top with a warm amber burst, and cocobolo back and sides. A classic 42-style body, elegant fretboard inlays and binding and hand-fitted ring rosette inlay add to this model’s retro good looks.
Both guitars are part of Martin’s huge 2020 lineup. The new acoustics include two limited-edition stunners, three 16 Series instruments, and several updated models in the Modern Deluxe and X Series ranges.
Lists for $9,999.
More info at martinguitar.com.