Lot 714: Sold for £2,400 hammer

Estimate £1,000-£1,500

A 2004 Martin & Co. OM-41 Special acoustic guitar,  serial no. 1066**07 (2004/2005), the top Solid Sitka Spruce and the sides and back Indian rosewood, with fingerboard position inlays, style 45 Snowflake/pearl, sold with hard carry case. NB - The Martin & Co. OM-41 Special was made in limited numbers between 2004 - 2005. 'Special' guitars branded this by the manufacturer are considered rare and a precursor for the OM-42.

Condition report
There are no obvious splits, knocks or damage to the guitar which looks in good condition, it is played so therefore there are scratches to the back and sights, However we highly recommend it is viewed in person prior to bidding. Thee photos of the sides show what appears to be waterspots, however when a little water is applied to this area, these small 'stains' come away. So the body of the guitar is not water damaged, it appears something has been spilt on this area, however the marks can be removed with cleaning. Comes with a hard Martin Case. Please refer to all images of the guitar, to confirm the condition. Please note a CITES license is not required due to the rosewood. In 2020 regulations were relaxed because CITES annotation has been changed. Finished products to a maximum weight up to 10 Kilos, do not now require a CITES re-export or import permit. This is a highly collectible guitar which is hard to find and would have cost in the region of £5,000 to buy new.

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Will Farmer
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