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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 42

    THE PETER FRAMPTON, STYLE D-42

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    Price Realised  

    THE PETER FRAMPTON, STYLE D-42
    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 2006, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co., the fingerboard inlaid Peter Frampton, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 D-42 Peter Frampton/"Frampton's Camel" Signature Edition Peter Frampton C.F. Martin IV/# 76 of 76 C.F. Martin & Co., INC. Nazareth, PA. Made in USA, bearing the serial number 1197186, length of back 20 1/16 in (510 mm) with case (2)


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    In 1971 Peter Frampton purchased what he called "One of those inspiring guitars." It was a Martin D-45 and sadly the guitar went the way of many, for the touring musician, when it was stolen while on tour in 1973. When approached by Martin to produce a signature model Frampton admits it was that lost "45" that first came to mind. Though the body inlay follows the lines of a Style 42, with the bound headstock and additional fingerboard inlay, the Peter Frampton Signature Edition circles back to Martin's Style 45. The top is of Adirondack spruce with forward scalloped bracing. They were introduced in 2006 with a limited edition of 76 instruments.

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