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C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH, 1989
C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH, 1989
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C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH, 1989

AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR, D-2832L SHENANDOAH

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C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH, 1989
AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR, D-2832L SHENANDOAH
Branded internally CF Martin & Company / Nazareth.PA made in U.S.A. / D-2832L / 492471, the headstock bearing the logo CF Martin & Co / Shenandoah, with later hardshell case bearing a label inscribed MARTIN SHENANDOAH D2832L #492971 LEFT HANDED; accompanied by the original retailer’s paper tag and a facsimile copy of a handwritten note to Andy’s Guitar Centre on David Gilmour Music Limited headed stationery, dated 25th February 1994, regarding collection of the guitar
Length of back 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.)
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David Gilmour purchased this left-handed guitar from Andy’s Guitar Centre on Denmark Street, London’s ‘Tin Pan Alley,’ in February 1994 and kept it at his London home for the private use of friend and frequent visitor Douglas Adams. The celebrated author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Adams had suggested the name for Pink Floyd’s 1994 album The Division Bell after spotting the phrase in Polly Samson's lyrics to the song High Hopes. In celebration of his 42nd birthday, Adams was invited to join the band on stage to play the songs Brain Damage and Eclipse during their show at London’s Earls Court on 28th October 1994.

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