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American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, c. 1928, Model OOO-45

Auction:
2477
Lot:
24
Sold for:
$23,700$20,000

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Auction:
Musical Instruments - 2477
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 11, 2009 12:00PM

Description:

American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, c. 1928, Model OOO-45, stamped CF MARTIN & CO, NAZARETH PA on the center strip and at the back of the peghead, stamped 38458 at the upper block, length of back 20 3/8 in., width of lower bout 15 1/8 in., with later case.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Sides and back clear coated, top overcoated or possibly refinished. Replacement bridge cracked, tailpin missing. Top of fingerboard shaved to about 3/32 in. Binding refinished with yellow tint. Back of neck clear coated. Frets, fretboard inlays replaced (except for top snowflake) Case not original. Back finish imprinted in a long, curved line by strap, possibly vinyl, reacting with varnish. Bridge plate original, ok.

Complete repair estimate includes applying correct finish, new fingerboard and bridge, frets and neck reset $4000-5000.

Keywords

C.F. Martin & Company, Replacement bridge, C. F. Martin & Company, Fret, Guitar, Inlay

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