Christie’s Presents Guitars from Legendary American Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins


NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s presents the fall sale of Fine Musical Instruments on October 8 highlighted by a selection of instruments from legendary American singer-songwriter Judy Collins. Comprising of the 8 guitars, 7 of them by C.F. Martin and Company, and an autoharp, this collection reflects Collins’s extensive recording and performing history from the early 1960’s to the 21st century. The collection includes a 1939 D-28 by C.F. Martin and Company (estimate: $20,000-30,000), a guitar that Judy played extensively between 1968 to 1977 and recorded hits such as Who Knows Where The Time Goes and Whales and Nightingales; a 2002 12-string HD12-35SJC by C.F. Martin and Company (estimate: $2,000-4,000), a contemporary guitar custom made for Judy where she chose the wood and the pearl inlayed wildflower to the neck; and an autoharp by Oscar Schmidt, circa 1970 (estimate: $1,000-2,000), an instrument where she recorded The