Monty's Guitars brings Ed Sheeran’s badly burned Martin, gifted to him by Eric Clapton, back to life after severe fire damage

Burned and restored Martin acoustic guitar
(Image credit: Monty's Guitars/Instagram)

UK-based boutique guitar workshop, pickup maker and luthier Monty's Guitars has taken to social media to show off Ed Sheeran’s newly restored Martin acoustic guitar, which had been severely fire-damaged after it was gifted to the singer-songwriter by Eric Clapton.

A quick glance at the photos above, and the gallery below, reveals the extent of Monty’s awe-inspiring craftsmanship, having seemingly snatched the six-string back from the brink of total destruction to return it to its former glory.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.