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C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH, 2001
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C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH, 2001

AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR, DC-28E, PRE-PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE

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C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY, NAZARETH, 2001
AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR, DC-28E, PRE-PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE
Branded internally C.F. Martin & Co. / NAZARETH. PA/ MADE IN U.S.A. and DC-28E / 776189, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co / EST. 1833, with original hardshell case bearing a label inscribed MARTIN CUTAWAY #776189 DG28E #2; accompanied by a commercial invoice from Dick Boak to David Gilmore [sic] Music Ltd., dated 12th September 2001, and a facsimile sales invoice from C.F. Martin & Co. to David Gilmore [sic] Music Ltd., dated 29th October 2001
Length of back 20 in. (50.8 cm.)
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Lot Essay

Dick Boak at C.F. Martin & Company was approached by guitar technician Phil Taylor to source a dreadnought sized cutaway Martin with pickups in advance of David Gilmour’s series of acoustic shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 16 to 18th January 2002 and the Palais de Congrès, Paris, on 23rd and 24th January 2002. Boak suggested a couple of prototypes he had that would fit the bill and Gilmour proceeded to purchase both prototypes in 2001. This guitar served as a spare for Gilmour’s chief DC-28E during the 2002 acoustic shows.

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