10 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,875
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, STYLE HD-28 MAKORE, NAZARETH, PA., 2007
The headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, stamped on the neck block HD-28 Makore, 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 African hardwood Makore (mimusops heckellii) as a tonewood in guitar making. Guitars made of Makore have not yet been put into production by C.F. Martin and Company.
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