10 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,000
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, CONCEPT J, NAZARETH, PA., 1998
The headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, the fingerboard inlaid C.F. Martin IV, stamped on the neck block C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 PROTO CONCEPT J 636162, length of back 20 1/8 in (512 mm) with case (2)
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Finished with holographic lacquer the Concept J blends traditional guitar making ideals with modern automotive finishes to create an acoustic/electric guitar suited for stage performance. At $4,300 per gallon for holographic lacquer the cost of producing these guitars would prove to be prohibitive.
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