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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    A GUITAR, STYLE HD-28 IMBUIA, NAZARETH, PA., 2007

    Price Realised  

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A GUITAR, STYLE HD-28 IMBUIA, NAZARETH, PA., 2007
    The headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, stamped on the neck block HD-28 Imbuia, length of back 20 1/16 in (510 mm) with case (2)


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    This Herringbone D-28 was produced as a prototype to test the properties of the Brazilian hardwood Imbuia (ocotea porosa) as a tonewood in guitar making. Guitars made of Imbuia have not yet been put into production by C.F. Martin and Company.

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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.