Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2

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Lot 249
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,
circa. 1996, 2

Sold for £ 18,750 (US$ 22,731) inc. premium
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,
circa. 1996,
a Spanish acoustic guitar labelled Vincente Tatay Tomas, in natural finish, eighteen fret fingerboard, with deluxe hardshell contour case and fawn plush lining, adorned with a handwritten The Coldplay sticker and fixed with a flyer for the single Yellow, the case further annotated with Christopher AJ Martin hand-painted in Tippex
on the back of case, numerous Martin & Co guitar strings stored in the accessories compartment; accompanied by a handwritten chord sheet Help Is Round The Corner, blue pen on lined paper in Chris Martin's hand, a Virgin flight label annotated in Martin's hand Chris AJ Martin with a phone number, together with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the band (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Coldplay - End Of Decade Clearout Sale, Ebay, 18th-31st December 2009

    This important guitar was catalogued as Chris's very first guitar used with Coldplay in the original Ebay auction. It was purchased from Bill Greenhalgh's music shop in Chris's hometown of Exeter. According to Coldplay Chris took this guitar with him when he moved to London for University at UCL in September 1996. This was where Chris met Jonny Buckland, during freshers week, following which the pair then planned to form a band over the coming year, resulting in the formation of Coldplay. This guitar was used by Martin during the composition of many of Coldplay's earliest songs and used during the recording of their pioneering debut album Parachutes 1999-2001.

    Image of the guitar with the band is available on request.
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Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
Chris Martin / Coldplay: Chris Martin's first guitar used during the recording of Parachutes,  circa. 1996, 2
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