A fabulous example of the best quality from Martin, and a huge feather-in-the-cap to their custom shop. Made for Elliot Easton, with his name in pearl on the peghead, through a custom order by Matt Umanov, with special details specified by Matt such as neck and peghead shape, quality of woods, ivory nut and saddle (supplied by Matt}. A letter from Matt to Martin is included in which he praises the factory, "...was the absolute highest quality. My highest expectations were surpassed, and you know how picky I can be. This is the finest example of Custom Shop work I have ever seen,both in physical detail and cohesiveness as a musical instrument." The Brazilian is top grade, the braces are scalloped, the binding is grained ivoroid, and condition is mint.