Martin Charitable Auction at Christie's
New York, NY - On October 10th, 2008, Christie's held their bi-annual auction of fine musical instruments. The first forty-nine lots were special Martin instruments culled from the company's collection of prototypes and test models, most of which had never before been offered to the public. The sale netted more that $150,000 with all proceeds benefiting The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation.
Blues guitarist Kenny Sultan and famed former Saturday Night Live guitarist G. E. Smith joined forces to preview the auction instruments for the media. Kenny Sultan's 1939 000-42 was also in the sale. Appropriately, it ended up in the right hands when Chris Martin placed the winning bid on behalf of the Martin Guitar Museum.