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    Sale 2033

    Fine Musical Instruments

    10 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    THE RAFFI, STYLE HDC3

    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THE RAFFI, STYLE HDC3
    C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
    A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 2003, the headstock inlaid C.F. Martin & Co., labeled C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 Sustainable Wood HDC3 Raffi Custom Edition Raffi Cavoukian C.F. Martin IV/# 2 of 4 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 961772, length of back 20 in (508 mm) with case (2)


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    Raffi Cavoukian's environmental consciousness required that his Signature Edition guitar be constructed under the guidelines of the Sustainable Wood Project. To qualify, more than 70 of the wood utilized must be harvested from forests independently certified by the Rainforest Alliance's "SmartWood" program and/or Scientific Certification Systems. Each operates in accordance with the rules set forth by The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). All certified woods originate from reclaimed sources to ensure that they meet internationally recognized environmental, social and economic standards. The HDC3- Raffi was never put into production and only the four prototypes exist.

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