July 17, 2024

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This is a wonderful acoustic guitar. Light, responsive and a striking beauty. I had a chance to play this briefly with Dick Boak of Martin at Winter NAMM 2014, and I really wanted to take it home. This is a limited edition of 181 guitars.

The OM-ECHF Navy Blues is the third in a series of collaborations with Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara. This OM 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 combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides and a European spruce soundboard.


List Price: $6,999.00

Model: OM-ECHF Navy Blues

Construction: Mahogany Blocks/Dovetail Neck Joint

Body Size: 000-14 Fret

Top: European Spruce

Rosette: Two Ring – Small MOP Squares Set in Black Corian

Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ”X” Scalloped

Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 1/4”

Back Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Back Purfling: Fine Herringbone w/ Style 18 Black Fiber Strips

Side Material: Solid East Indian Rosewood

Endpiece: Grained Ivoroid

Endpiece Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron

Binding: Grained Ivoroid

Top Inlay Style: Fine Herringbone

Side Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron

Back Inlay: Black/White/Black Boltaron

Neck Material: Solid Genuine Mahogany

Neck Shape: Modified V

Nut Material: Bone

Headstock: Solid/Diamond/Square Taper

Headplate: Solid Black Ebony

Heelcap: Grained Ivoroid w/ Black/White/Black Inlay

Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony

Scale Length: 25.4”

Number of Frets Clear: 14

Number of Frets Total: 20

Fingerboard Width at Nut: 1-3/4”

Fingerboard Width at 12th Fret: 2-1/4”

Fingerboard Position Inlays: Style 45 Snowflake – Select Abalone

Fingerboard Binding: Ivoroid

Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss – Dark Navy Blue

Finish Top: Polished Gloss – Dark Navy Blue

Finish Neck: Polished Gloss – Dark Navy Blue

Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony

Bridge Style: Belly

Bridge String Spacing: 2-1/4”

Saddle: 16” Radius/Compensated/Bone

Tuning Machines: Chrome Enclosed w/ Small Buttons

Recommended Strings: Martin Clapton’s Choice Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge (MEC12)

Bridge & End Pins: Black w/ Abalone Pearl Dots

Pickguard: none

Case: 533E Geib Style

Interior Label: Blue label numbered and signed by CFM IV, Eric Clapton, Hiroshi Fujiwara & Dick Boak

Electronics: Optional

Other Options: Available left-handed at no additional charge

Other Comments: All prices & specifications are subject to change without notice

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2 thoughts on “Martin OM-ECHF Navy Blues Limited Edition

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if this guitar Martin OM-ECHF Navy Blues Limited Edition is available for purchase.
    Look forward to hearing back.

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