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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    THE KENNY W. SHEPHERD, STYLE JC-16KWS

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

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    THE KENNY W. SHEPHERD, STYLE JC-16KWS
    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 2000, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, the fingerboard inlaid Kenny Wayne Shepherd, labeled C.F. Martin & Co JC-16KWS Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Edition Kenny Wayne Shepherd C.F. Martin IV Prototype #2 of 3 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 773698, length of back 20 3/16 in (513 mm) with case (2)


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    Kenny Wayne Shepherd's Signature Series JC-16KWS was a blending of a number of Martin's previous models and technologies. The goal was to produce a stage-performance instrument worthy of Shepherd's virtuosity. With the single cut-away Jumbo body and Fishman active pickup, it owes a lot to Martin's other stage workhorse the SPOOOC-16E. The deep finish of a contrasting blue and black color speaks to the automotive finishes Martin experimented with on the Concept 1 and 2 guitars. The total production run of these instruments was 198.

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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. 115.