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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    A GUITAR OF BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD, STYLE STAUFFER 00-45, NAZARETH, PA., 1996

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    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A GUITAR OF BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD, STYLE STAUFFER 00-45, NAZARETH, PA., 1996
    The headstock inlaid C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. 1997 Limited Edition Stauffer 00-45 Commemorative C.F. Martin IV PROTO 2 of 2 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 588641, length of back 19½ in (495 mm) with wooden coffin shaped case (2)


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    With a neck and peghead inspired by the Viennese master, Johann Stauffer these guitars paid tribute to the 200 year anniversary of the birth of Christian Frederick Martin. The back and sides are of Brazilian rosewood and the top is braced for steel strings. The guitar was introduced in 1997 with a limited edition of 25.

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