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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    THE ERIC CLAPTON, STYLE 000-28EC

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

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    THE ERIC CLAPTON, STYLE 000-28EC
    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 1996, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, the fingerboard inlaid Eric Clapton, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. 000-28EC Eric Clapton Signature Model Eric Clapton C.F. Martin IV #1 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 576553, length of back 19 7/16 in (494 mm) with case (2)


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    The relationship between C.F. Martin and Company and Eric Clapton extends back to 1995 with the introduction of Martin's OOO-42EC. This was the first Signature Edition guitar to follow on the heels of the Gene Autry D-45. Since that date Clapton and Martin have collaborated on no fewer then 7 different signature guitar models. The most enduring of these is the OOO-28EC. Built to Clapton's exacting specifications these guitars have been in production since 1996. Inscribed on the label #1, this is the first guitar of the edition.

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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.

    The serial number should read 576553.