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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 22

    THE GRAHAM NASH, STYLE 000-40Q2GN

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

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    THE GRAHAM NASH, STYLE 000-40Q2GN
    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 2002, the headstock inlaid C.F. Martin & Co., labeled C.F. Martin & Co. 000-40Q2GN Graham Nash Signature Edition Graham Nash C.F. Martin IV Prototype #4 of 4 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 898811, length of back 19 3/8 in (493 mm) with case (2)


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    Graham Nash's contribution to Rock and Roll and popular culture has been an endless process from 1962, as founding member of the Hollies, to the present. His musical collaborations with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young created a body of work regarded as iconic in the pantheon of popular music. Nash's social activism has been, and remains, an important part of his consciousness. His talent as a fine art photographer as well as a collector is well documented. Dick Boak, of C.F. Martin, is quick to relate that the tasteful elegance and sophistication in this guitar reflect Graham Nash's extensive involvement with its design. The OOO-40Q2GN was limited to 147 editions.

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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.


    Literature

    D. Boak, Martin Guitar Masterpieces, A Showcase of Artists' Editions, Limited Editions, and Custom Guitars, p. 74.