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PA State Parks and Forests Photo Gallery Tour Coming to Martin Guitar

Camp Hill, PA—Award winning photographs from the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation’s (PPFF) Through the Seasons 2014 Photo Contest will be on display for one week at C.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar), 510 Sycamore St., Nazareth. The Gallery will be available starting at 10:00 AM Monday, December 8th until 10:00 AM Friday, December 12th. Martin Guitar is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Martin Guitar factory tours are 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM Monday through Friday. The Martin Guitar Holiday Open House is Thursday, December 11 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Martin Guitar Undergoes Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Audit

C.F. Martin & Co. was audited today by Staff Auditor Hope Saginario of the Rainforest Alliance.  C.F. Martin & Co. is audited annually, plus reassessed every five years, to evaluate conformance to the relevant FSC Chain-of-Custody Standards, and has been FSC Chain-of Custody certified from 1997 to 2004 and 2007 to present.

C.F. Martin & Co. Announces the Promotion of Carmen Cortez to Director of International Sales

Nazareth, PA - C. F. Martin & Co. is pleased to announce that Carmen Cortez has been promoted to Director of International Sales. Carmen will be responsible for sales in Europe.  Carmen joined C. F. Martin & Co. in 1993 as a manufacturing coworker. In 2000 he moved into Martin’s Quality Assurance Department and was then promoted to manufacturing department manager assuming management responsibilities of Martin’s Finishing Department until 2005.

C.F. Martin & Co. Announces the Promotion of Chris Thomas to Director of Artist Relations

Nazareth, PA – C.F. Martin & Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Thomas to Director of Artist Relations, assuming responsibility for all artist-related matters including the highly esteemed Martin Ambassador Program, conception and development of Custom Artist Signature models, and general Artist Relations matters. Thomas will also continue to oversee Festivals and Trade Shows for the 181 year old family-owned firm. 


Martin Guitar Receives Nine Awards Including Guitar of the Year from Acoustic Guitar Magazine 2014 Player’s Choice Awards

C.F. Martin & Co. (www.martinguitar.comguitars and products have received an impressive nine accolades through the Acoustic Guitar Magazine 2014 Player’s Choice Awards, including Guitar of the Year for their iconic D-28 model.        


Countless makes and models were figured into the full voting process, but only a select few were in competition for the desirable Guitar of the Year honor.

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