10 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,250
THE ANDY SUMMERS, STYLE 000C-28
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 2005, the fingerboard inlaid Andy Summers, labeled C.F. Martin & Co 000C-28 Andy Summers Signature Edition Andy Summers C.F. Martin IV Prototype # 4 of 4 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 1102972, length of back 19 3/8 in (493 mm) with case (2)
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Originally trained as a classical guitarist, Andy Summers' style of playing has run the spectrum from Rock to Jazz and Brazilian. The short scale length and OOO body size were some of his requirements when designing the guitar with Martin's Dick Boak. The rope pattern binding adds a distinctively 19th century look to the modern cut-away rosewood body.
The OOOC-28 Andy Summers Signature Edition was issued in 2006 in an edition of 87.
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