10 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 5,000
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, STYLE HD-28, NAZARETH, PA., 2001
The headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co, stamped on the upper block C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 HD-28 SPRUCEANA 831019, length of back 20 in (508 mm) with case (2)
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This Herringbone D-28 is constructed with what is commonly called Amazon rosewood (Dalbergia spruceana). Though quite similar to Brazilian rosewood in rarity and tonal quality the wood is not an endangered species and subject to the restrictions under the CITES treaty.
The D-28AR was never put into production and this instrument is a "wood test" prototype.
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.