Chris Martin’s very first acoustic guitar, used during the recording of Coldplay’s UK no.1 hit album Parachutes, will be offered at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale, taking place 24 June at Bonhams Knightsbridge. Martin purchased the Vicente Tatay Tomas acoustic from Bill Greenhalgh’s music shop in his hometown of Exeter. Martin took this guitar with him when he moved to London to study at UCL (University College London) in September 1996. This was where Chris met Jonny Buckland at their university ‘freshers’ week, following which the pair planned to form a band over the coming year, resulting in the formation of Coldplay. Martin used this guitar during the composition of many of Coldplay’s earliest songs, and during the recording of their pioneering debut album Parachutes. It’s now offered at estimate £7,000-9,000. Natalie Downing, Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Specialist, said: “Musical instrumen

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