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Auction Description for Skinner: Fine Musical Instruments
Auction Description:
Fine Musical Instruments
Viewing Notes:
October 8, 2010, 12pm-7pm; October 9, 2010, 10:30am-5pm; October 10, 2010, 9am-10:30am
Sale Notes:
Buyers Premium: Except for property purchased via on-line Live Auctions, a premium equal to 18.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 10% of the final bid over $200,000, will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the Buyer as part of the purchase price. The buyers premium on property purchased via on-line Live Auctions will be in the amount equal to 22.5% of the final bid price up to and including $200,000, plus 15% of the final bid over $200,000. Skinner is a leader in the sale of fine musical instruments at auction and we have hosted specialty auctions in this premier collecting category since 1987, continually achieving world record prices for vintage guitars, mandolins, rare violins, and bows.

Fine Musical Instruments

by Skinner


673 lots | 671 with images

October 10, 2010

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617-350-5400

Fax: +1 617-350-5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1959, Style D-18, serial number 170425, branded internally, length of back 20 in., wi

Lot 1: American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1959, Style D-18, serial number 170425, branded internally, length of back 20 in., wi

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Description: American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1959, Style D-18, serial number 170425, branded internally, length of back 20 in., with case.

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American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1979, Style D-28, serial number 399722, branded internally, length of back 20 in.,...

Lot 2: American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1979, Style D-28, serial number 399722, branded internally, length of back 20 in.,...

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Description: American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1979, Style D-28, serial number 399722, branded internally, length of back 20 in., with later case.

Condition Report: Missing high E tuner cover, moderate finish check

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American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1954, D-28, stamped CF MARTIN & CO, NAZARETH PA on the center strip and D-28, 1412...

Lot 3: American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1954, D-28, stamped CF MARTIN & CO, NAZARETH PA on the center strip and D-28, 1412...

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Description: American Guitar, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1954, D-28, stamped CF MARTIN & CO, NAZARETH PA on the center strip and D-28, 141203 at the upper block, length of back 20 in., width of lower bout 15 3/4 in.

Condition Report: Tuners replaced, pickguard crack, wear and abrasion to varnish surface, pick wear, belt buckle sratches, and wear to back, finish wear to back of neck. Bridge replaced, rosewood replacement bridge plate. Case is in good condition, although lining is silver color, may not be original.

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American Mandolin, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1921, Style AK, serial number 9332, branded internally, length of back 12 in.

Lot 4: American Mandolin, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1921, Style AK, serial number 9332, branded internally, length of back 12 in.

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Description: American Mandolin, C.F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, 1921, Style AK, serial number 9332, branded internally, length of back 12 in.

Condition Report: Good. Slight surface scratches and abrasions. Finish fracture along center joint of back. String action 3/32" at 12th fret. Hairline fracture down length of fret board.

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American Mandolin, Lyon and Healy, Chicago, c. 1925, Style A, serial number 1877, length of back 12 15/16 in., with original case.

Lot 5: American Mandolin, Lyon and Healy, Chicago, c. 1925, Style A, serial number 1877, length of back 12 15/16 in., with original case.

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Description: American Mandolin, Lyon and Healy, Chicago, c. 1925, Style A, serial number 1877, length of back 12 15/16 in., with original case.

Condition Report: Very good String length is 13 inches nut to bridge.

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