Okay, picked up a new one today. Decided awhile back that since my next guitar was a milestone (number 40 ), I should make it something special. Tempted to solicit guesses, but I don't think I will. Besides, I think I already let on to @thunder58 what was coming. It is a new (old stock) Martin 000-28 EC, Eric Clapton Signature Series. Only wanted one of these since they came out back in 1996. So, a quick 23 years later, I finally had to make it happen. I first saw this one a few months ago when I took my 31 year old Martin to Elderly Instruments in Lansing MI (a bit over 80 miles from home) for warranty repairs. I actually made the deal and did a layaway the day I picked that one up. This one was hanging in the showroom. That day I had them bring out another one they had in the warehouse, and spent a good hour A/B-ing the two. Also compared several other models, the re imagined 000-28 (about the same minus the V neck, and less money), and the OM-28 (same body, longer scale neck and different shape pick guard), and an HD-28. It had to be the EC. Comparing the two, surprisingly, quite a difference, though they had different strings, the sound difference was substantial. So was the neck, this one was a much more pronounced V neck than the other. I had compared one more the day I took my old one in, it sounded the same as this. Anyway, need to play it a bit, so I'll load a few pics and go. Might get around to putting a strap button on the heel yet tonight. Probably put a pickup of some type in soon.