10 October 2008
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A GUITAR, STYLE OM-45 MARQUIS, NAZARETH, PA., 2004
The headstock inlaid C.F. Martin, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833 OM-45 Marquis C.F. Martin IV, bearing the serial number 1033970, length of back 19 3/8 in (493 mm) with case (2)
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The Marquis and Golden Era series guitars made by Martin are recreations following the specifications of their guitars made prior to World War II. This OM-45 Marquis is made in the style of a 1933 OM with the exception of East Indian rosewood utilized for the back and sides. These guitars are still in production by Martin and this instrument was made as a production prototype.
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