C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY

1898, STYLE O-18

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C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
1898, STYLE O-18
Stamped internally CF Martin & Co/Nazareth, PA and on the neck block CF Martin & Co/Nazareth, PA/8324, rosewood back and sides, rosewood bound spruce top, ebony fingerboard with pearl inlay, length of back 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm.); and later hardshell case with adhesive tape inscribed by Lee Dickson Martin O-Size 1898/(Has Guts On) #8324

Eric Clapton describes this guitar as a 'Home Guitar'.

Lot Essay

EC: I've played this a lot. This is a home guitar - the gut strings get used a lot in my house because they're quiet...there's something about a gut string that makes it easier to be a solo instrument. Even with an acoustic guitar, I feel like I should be in a band or at least have some other sideman or bass, or something. But gut strings can play on their own really well, and this one got used a lot at home.
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