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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    THE GRAND OLE OPRY, STYLE HD0

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    Price Realised  

    THE GRAND OLE OPRY, STYLE HD0
    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 1999, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co., the fingerboard inlaid WSM GRAND OLE OPRY 1925-2000, labeled C.F. Martin & Co GRAND OLE OPRY 75th Anniversary Commemorative C.F. Martin IV Prototype # 2 of 3, bearing the serial number 713979, length of back 20 in (508 mm) with case (2)


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    The HDO Grand Ole Opry Limited Edition was made following the template of the most ubiquitous guitar played on the stage of Ryman Auditorium, the D-28. Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Country Music's most celebrated performance venue, the fingerboard and peghead are adorned with the call letters of WSM 650, who broadcast live from the Opry every Friday and Saturday night since 1925.

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