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Hi, I'm helping find a guitarist or two for a showcase and
press event at Christie's auction house, October 3rd in New York.
Details are below. This would be non-compensation, other than expenses
for the day (transportation + food) but the event will likely garner
major music press (AP/Getty/Reuters, CNN, and local broadcasting
stations). Any ideas or suggestions from label folks or publicists
would be seriously considered and appreciated! The opportunity for
these musicisians to noodle away on some crazy rare (and expensive)
guitars could be a once in a lifetime kind of thing! And it would be
cool to showcase musicians with their own press appeal or some kind
personal relationship to C.F. Martin guitars -- but it's not necessary.
But these musicians should be serious guitarists -- and could be from
any genre -- rock, pop, classic, country/western etc. (although no
shredding, probably...but maybe!)
NP: The sweet sounds of the McCain/Palin gaffe machine saying stupid crap.
As we discussed earlier, I am looking for one or two (preferably two)
guitar musicians who can showcase their talent on Friday, October 3rd
at 10am. They will be playing C.F. Martin guitars that we will be offer
for auction on October 10th. Highlights of the sale will include an
assortment of limited edition proto-types, unique experimental
editions, inactive models and signature series featuring the D-45 Gene
Autry, the first signature series guitar made with a living artist
(estimate: $20,000-30,000). Among other signature series models,
Christie’s will be offering the 000-45 Jimmy Rodgers (estimate:
$12,000-18,000), D-28 Hank Williams (estimate: $10,000-15,000), 000-28
Eric Clapton (estimate: $1,500-2,500), SWC Classic Sting (estimate:
$1,500-2,500), 000-40Q2 Graham Nash (estimate: $1,600-2,800), and
OM-45B Roy Rogers (estimate: $15,000-25,000).
Although we can't compensate them monetarily, we can however provide a
car service/ breakfast. This would be great exposure for them because
our media events includes photo/camera/radio press (AP/Getty/Reuters,
CNN, and local broadcasting stations).
This auction is rare and important because it's in honor of the C.F.
Martin 175th anniversary, with all proceeds from the 49 guitars
benefiting The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation*.
Musicians who can play from country and blues to rock and roll would be great!
*About The Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation The Martin Guitar
Charitable Foundation is a private foundation established in 1996 by C.
F. Martin IV to encourage and support 501(c) (3) charitable
organizations that have a positive impact upon the acoustic music
community, or which provide programs and services that benefit
employees of C. F. Martin & Co. or the greater the Lehigh Valley.