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Guernsey’s Legendary Guitars & Musical Treasures Auction

On the 2 December, Guernsey’s Legendary Guitars & Musical Treasures auction in New York will see some of the finest instruments in history go up for sale—striking a sentimental chord with music fans. Following on from their record-setting sale of Jerry Garcia’s guitar—lovingly known as ‘wolf’—which raised $4 million for the Southern Poverty Law Center, this auction promises to draw a considerable crowd. Collectors from far and wide will be drawn in to bid on...

Guitar Passion

The name of Martin has resounded across the guitar world for more than 175 years. Marking the phenomenal influence of this family firm on our musical culture, a new exhibition and concert pays tribute. Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Sting, Hank Williams… the roll call of owners of guitars built by C.F. Martin & Co. goes on and on. It’s no surprise, then, that the ambition of anyone who loves...

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