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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    A LIMITED EDITION GUITAR OF BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD, STYLE D-45GE, NAZARETH, PA., 2000

    Price Realised  

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A LIMITED EDITION GUITAR OF BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD, STYLE D-45GE, NAZARETH, PA., 2000
    The headstock inlaid C.F. Martin, labeled Martin Guitars D-45GE Golden Era C.F. Martin IV, bearing the serial number 730057, length of back 20 in (510 mm) with case (2)


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    A faithful rendering of a 1937 D-45, these guitars are constructed with Brazilian rosewood back and sides and a top of Adirondack spruce with forward scalloped bracing. They were produced as a limited edition of 167 from 2000 to 2004, of which this is a prototype.

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