Lot 451

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The C1 was the least expensive of the 15" C series archtops built by Martin Guitars between 1931 and the onset of WWII. Featuring Mahogany back and sides, black celluloid binding, a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and simple dot markers in the fretboard, the C1 was mostly analogous to the company's popular Style 18 flattops. The guitar's pearl inlaid C.F. Martin vertical headstock logo and engraved nickel-plated tailpiece added all the glitz that Martin felt a budget-conscious professional-level archtop needed.With its braced flat back and Gibson-style F-holes, the C1 has a tone that is somewhat of a hybrid between arched and flattop guitars. It is reactive and quick, punchy through the mid-ranges, and has rounded trebles. The bass is succinct and articulated; excellent for single-note runs. The guitar finds its place in an acoustic mix nicely - as one would expect of an archtop - but holds on to some of that warmth and resonance handed down by the flattop side of its gene pool.

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Picking Up:
Pick-up time will be Monday, January 4th & Tuesday, January 5th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. CST. ONLY *****If picking-up, please plan your time accordingly.*****

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by Guernsey's
February 27, 2016 2:00 PM EST
New York, NY, US


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Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $299 $25
$300 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,000
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 + $25,000