10 October 2008
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A PROTOTYPE GUITAR, STYLE D-17QM, NAZARETH, PA., 1999
The headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, labeled C.F. Martin & Co D-17QM Quilted Mahogany Dreadnought Made in USA The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 714254, length of back 20 in (508 mm) with case (2)
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The D-17QM is built on the lines of Martin's Style 17 Dreadnoughts with the exception of the exotic quilted mahogany used for the body construction. This guitar is one of a kind and was never put into production.
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