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Stephen Stills' Martin guitar up for auction postponed

Stephen Stills' Martin guitar up for auction postponed

by David Krough

kgw.com

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Updated Saturday, May 8 at 10:45 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- An acoustic guitar said to have once been owned by rock icon Stephen Stills was to have gone on a Salem auction block Saturday.

Because of the instrument's unique history, the auction has been postponed a month.

Terry Mangum, auctioneer and proprietor of Salem's Capitol Estate & Auction Services said he discovered the six-string 1948  Martin D-28's connection to the famous guitarist when reviewing online databases.

Stills played with the Buffalo Springfield, before going on to decades of hits and tours with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and a solo career.

Mangun said an article in the January 1976 "Guitar Player" magazine, listed Stills' instruments with corresponding serial numbers.

Newer versions of the D-28 were going for around $9,000 on eBay Friday.

Mangun said classic radios, antique clocks, watches, glassware, and vintage art would also be up for bid.

Other auctions items will still be on the block. The auction preview starts Saturday May 8 at 10 a.m. to noon.  The live auction starts promptly at noon.

Capitol Auction & Estate Services is on 25th Street SE, south of Mission and west of the airport. 

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