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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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March 19, 2020
The songwriter plays his original song, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Music chart.
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February 10, 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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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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November 29, 2019
The guitarist for the pop/rock/soul band The New Respects plays a solo version of an original song live at Martin HQ.
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November 07, 2019
Watch this mesmerizing video of John Mayer’s signature guitar getting an overhaul at the Martin factory.
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September 17, 2019
Chris Martin and others talk about the creation of the X-braced guitar and the structural and tonal benefits of the historic bracing pattern.
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September 03, 2019
Martin Guitar’s Fred Greene discusses the features and appointments on the new series that includes the D18, D28, OM28, and 00028.
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July 11, 2019
Martin’s new banjo strings use a long lasting nickel/steel alloy for its tonal qualities and smooth consistency, great for all styles of banjo playing.
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June 05, 2019
Meet two of the artisans who are part of the 180-year history of building iconic American guitars by hand.
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Martin Guitar Demos from Peghead Nation

Martin OMC-16E Burst

A contemporary acoustic-electric OM built out of ovangkol.

Martin SC-13E

This acoustic-electric introduces a completely new body shape and an innovative neck joint.

Martin D-16E Rosewood

A dreadnought with a shallower-than-standard body and Fishman electronics.

Martin 000-16E

An affordable 000 with granadillo back and sides and Fishman electronics.

Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe

The latest D-28 fuses classic design with innovative features

Martin 00-18V

Peghead Nation Irish Backup Guitar instructor Flynn Cohen demonstrates his favorite guitar.

Martin GPC-13E

An affordable acoustic-electric cutaway built with solid woods and Fishman electronics.

Martin DJR-10E

The latest Dreadnought Junior model offers a compact size and big sound.

Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

A great all-mahogany 12-fret with vintage specs.

Martin OM-28

The new addition to Martin’s Standard Series has a great combination of vintage tone and contemporary feel.

Martin DE Black Walnut Amberburst

A great new acoustic-electric dreadnought with walnut back and sides.

Martin Authentic Acoustic Strings

Martin’s newest strings use tin-plated trebles and core wires.

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