A Martin American Archtop,  Serial No. CF1,
Lot 68
A 2005 Martin CF1 Martin American Archtop, Serial No. 1033869,
Sold for US$ 9,150 inc. premium

Lot Details
A Martin American Archtop,  Serial No. CF1, A Martin American Archtop,  Serial No. CF1,
A 2005 Martin CF1 Martin American Archtop,
Serial No. 1033869,
printed maker's label to interior CF1 Martin American Archtop,signed by Dale Unger and C.F. Martin IV, in natural finish, flame maple body with round cutaway, laminate spruce top with f-holes, three-piece flame maple neck, twenty-one fret bound ebony fingerboard, black Micarta headstock facing with CF Martin & Co inlaid in mother-of-pearl, rosewood truss rod cover, Gotoh gold-plated tuners with ebony buttons, Kent Armstrong floating pickup in ebony casing, ebony bridge and tailpiece and one rotary control mounted on black pickguard; and a tweed hardshell contour case with black plush lining, with envelope marked black screws for truss rod cover, and handwritten label with various inscriptions including Blonde - Archtop, S./C. Away (Modified)

Footnotes

  • This guitar was a gift to Eric Clapton from Martin in March 2005.

    Dale Unger, a guitar maker and native of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, apprentice to the archtop guitar maker, Bob Benedetto, started the American Archtop company and worked closely with the Martin Guitar Company over the years. This guitar, which represents a fusion of archtop guitar making and Martin's flat-top tradition, was built by Dale Unger for Martin under the model name CF-1 in circa 2005.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Similar Items