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Chris_Martin_Horizontal_1200.jpegC.F Martin & Co.® (www.martinguitar.com) has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.

The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings and they have been making their own strings since 1970. These include the successful Martin SP® Lifespan®, the fastest-growing long-life string in the industry, the exciting new Retro Strings line played and loved by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber, and the Martin SP Acoustic and SP Flexible Core lines, which use an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.

Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com.


Martin Guitars’ Blog

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September 16, 2020
Durable and affordable without sacrificing tone, Martin’s X Series offers the legendary Martin tone, travel-friendly design, a comfortable feel, and great value.
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August 25, 2020
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about his family's settlement in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and early Martin guitar designs.
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July 29, 2020
The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the earliest days of the company and his family’s settling in the United States.
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July 01, 2020
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.
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June 17, 2020
The songwriter plays his original song, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Music chart.
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June 05, 2020
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs her Grammy-nominated song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.
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April 24, 2020
An ongoing series of live-streamed concerts by Martin artists.
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April 16, 2020
The designers of Martin’s innovative acoustic-electric guitar talk about how the new concept, body shape, and neck joint came to fruition.
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January 10, 2020
New limited editions and updates to standard models to be released at NAMM
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December 20, 2019
The guitarist known for his portrayal of Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation” talks about his love of Martin Guitars and his struggle with the B chord.
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