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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    A GUITAR, STYLE SPD-16K2, NAZARETH, PA., 1999

    Price Realised  

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A GUITAR, STYLE SPD-16K2, NAZARETH, PA., 1999
    The headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, stamped on the neck block 710354, length of back 20 in (510 mm) with case (2)


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    The all Koa wood body SPD-16K2 was introduced in 2000 as a Special Edition dreadnought guitar. It incorporated details found only on earlier vintage Martins, like the pearl rosette along with snowflake and cat's eye motif inlaid on the fingerboard and bridge. Production ended in 2004. This guitar was built as a production prototype.

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    Please note Christie's is selling lots 1-49 as agent for an organization which holds a state of New York Exempt Organization Certificate. Purchases, of lots 1-49, collected in New York will not be subject to sales tax.