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Sometimes a guitar comes along that is so special it's hard to ignore. The CS-00S-14, one of C.F. Martin's recent offerings, is one such guitar. The materials alone make this a guitar to covet. The back and sides are made from rare Honduran rosewood, renowned as being a more than acceptable replacement for Brazilian rosewood, which is protected and very expensive. Some claim it is superior, producing a well-balanced sounding guitar with great projection and strong lows and highs. The CS-00S-14 is the very first Martin model to feature this exotic tonewood. Martin acquired just enough sets to complete a scant 114 guitars. This guitar also boasts a Swiss spruce top that has undergone torrefication, an ancient process developed in Scandinavia where wood or grain stores are exposed to extreme heat in a low-oxygen setting to avoid combustion. The process removes any moisture the target material has taken on from the environment, and more importantly, the moisture inherent in its cells. This greatly changes the physical properties of the wood, dramatically increasing longevity and stability. The use of torrefied guitar tops is a new fad, as experiments suggest it may result in a top that behaves or possibly sounds like a top that has been played-in for many years.
According to Fred Greene, Vice President of Manufacturing with C.F. Martin, The CS-00S-14 is "a hide glue 00 slothead in Style 42." Style 42 includes the very highest grade tonewoods, along with abalone pearl inlaid around the top and fingerboard extension, as well as other premium cosmetic appointments. Other instrument makers have used torrefied spruce tops, Martin is not the first. They can be found on French violins from two centuries ago, and more recently on guitars by small shop builders, but this is the first Martin to feature a torrefied top, yielding a new guitar that sounds just like a vintage Martin from the days of legend. One thing is very certain: this guitar is resonant. It comes to life with the lightest touch and it actually feels alive. This guitar seems to enjoy the sound of it's voice, from the warm lows which are impressive for this body size, a substantial thickness in the mid voices, and beautiful trebles with a distinct chime that stands out with openness and clarity. With it's rare woods, premium appointments and vintage tone the new Martin CS-00S-14 is a striking guitar both to behold and play.
The OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the third in a series of collaborations between C. F. Martin & Co., Eric Clapton and Eric’s multitalented friend/associate in Japan, Hiroshi Fujiwara. Prior ECHF models included the popular “Bellezza Nera” (Black Beauty) and the “Bellezza Bianca” (White Beauty). While these two models featured a shorter 24.9” scale length, this OM “Orchestra Model” edition incorporates the longer 25.4” scale for added string tension and tonal projection. The neck and body are lacquered and polished with a striking dark navy coloration atop Eat Indian rosewood back and sides and a European spruce soundboard. Each OM-ECHF Navy Blues guitar includes an interior label, individually numbered and personally signed by Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Dick Boak, and C. F. Martin IV.
Imagine a guitar cooperatively conceived by a British musical icon and a Japanese trendsetter, built by America’s most respected guitar company. The new Martin OM-ECHF Eric Clapton/Hiroshi Fujiwara Navy Blues stands as one of the most stunning looking and sounding limited editions in Martin’s long and colorful history. A unique two-ring rosette that adorns the soundhole features a center ring of Martin’s traditional small Mother of Pearl slotted square inlays set against a black Corian background. Fine pattern herringbone encircles the top, while bold pattern herringbone bisects the back. Grained ivoroid body binding is accented by black/white/black fine line purfling on the sides and back. The neck and headstock are similarly bound with grained ivoroid, within which mitered fine line inlays add an extra measure of visual drama.
No more than 181 of these limited edition guitars are being made worldwide.
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Watch as Joe demonstrates the CS-00S-14 Limited Edition Martin! This guitar has a beautiful tone that matches its gorgeous appearance.
The CS-00S-14 is a premium Style 42 12-fret slotted head fingerstyle model crafted with rare Honduras rosewood back and sides for resonant tone, a torrefied (temperature aged) Swiss spruce top and a ultra lightweight non-adjustable carbon fiber neck reinforcement. Featuring unobtrusive plug and play Fishman Aura VT electronics. Only 114 of these guitars were made worldwide!