10 October 2008
THE LUCINDA WILLIAMS, STYLE D-37W
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 2003, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co., labeled C.F. Martin & Co. D-37W Lucinda Williams Signature Edition Lucinda Williams C.F. Martin IV Prototype #3 of 4 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 932334, length of back 20 1/16 in (510 mm) with case (2)
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The D-37W was conceived as the Signature Edition guitar for singer-song writer Lucinda Williams. The back and sides are of quilted mahogany and the peghead is inlaid in pearl, based on an Aztec design favored by Williams. This guitar was never put into production and only the four prototypes exist.
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