10 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 625
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, STYLE HAWAIIAN X, NAZARETH, PA., 2002
The headstock inlaid C.F. Martin & Co., labeled C.F. Martin & Co EST. 1833 Limited Edition Hawaiian X AUDITORIUM Proto 2 of 3 Original Art Work by Robert Armstrong The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 846750, length of back 19 3/8 in (493 mm) with case (2)
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The body of the Hawaiian X is made of HPL (High Pressure Laminate), which utilizes photo laminating technology to reproduce the Koa wood grain on the back and sides and art work by cartoonist Robert Armstrong on the top. It is notable that the seated individual consuming the pupu platter bears a resemblance to Martin's CEO Christian F. Martin IV.
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