10 October 2008
THE STING, STYLE SWC
C.F. MARTIN AND COMPANY
A guitar, Nazareth, PA., 1998, the headstock bearing the logo C.F. Martin & Co. EST. 1833, the fingerboard inlaid Sting, labeled C.F. Martin & Co. Limited Edition SWC Sting Signature Classical Model Sting C.F. Martin IV Thomas Humphrey PROTO #2 of 2 The Martin Guitar Company Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA, bearing the serial number 654907, length of back 19 7/16 in (494 mm) with case (2)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
As a longtime supporter of The Rain Forest Alliance, Sting required that his guitar be constructed from materials that would have no negative impact on the world's diminishing rainforests. These classical guitars incorporate the designs of master luthier Thomas Humphrey and the team at Martin. They are all constructed with SmartWood Certified tonewoods that are harvested in compliance with standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council.
Please note Christie's is selling lots 1-49 as agent for an organization which holds a state of New York Exempt Organization Certificate. Purchases, of lots 1-49, collected in New York will not be subject to sales tax.
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels