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Chris Martin and others talk about the creation of the X-braced guitar and the structural and tonal benefits of the historic bracing pattern.

by Martin Guitar
September 17, 2019

C.F. Martin Sr. built the first X-braced guitar in 1843 for the popular guitarist, Madame Delores N. de Goñi. Since that time, Martin has built millions of guitars with the bracing pattern, refining and perfecting the design over time. In this video, Chris Martin and others talk about the origins of the X-braced guitar, and about the benefits it brings to the guitar's structural integrity and tone production. 


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