10 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 7,500
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, STYLE D-45 MARQUIS, NAZARETH, PA., 2004
The headstock inlaid C.F. Martin, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 D-45 Marquis C.F. Martin IV, also labeled C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 Prototype 2 of 3 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 1040437, length of back 20 1/16 in (510 mm) with case (2)
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This prototype D-45 Marquis is made with an Adirondack spruce top fitted with forward scalloped bracing. The inlay appointments mirror a vintage style 45 as found on Martin's Golden Era guitars.
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