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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. 


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.

DCNR, C.F. Martin & Co. Form Partnership to Demonstrate Sustainable Forestry at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary - Ellen Ferretti today announced a partnership with C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth for a demonstration area at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center to help educate visitors about sustainable practices for forest health.

C.F. Martin & Co. is providing $25,000 to support the creation of the 15-acre area to showcase a forest in different stages of succession with interpretive signage for visitors on sustainable management practices.

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.

Win the Chance to Be Part of Music History With Band Aid 30

Fundraising campaign website Prizeo is giving away a once in a lifetime experience, spending time in the studio with the very best of British music talent and witness music history as Band Aid 30 re record one of the best selling singles of all time; “Do they know it’s Christmas?”

On Saturday 15th November, one member of the public will be invited to join the likes of Bono, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Emile Sande, Sinead O’Conner, Paloma Faith and One Direction in a London recording studio. They’ll meet all of the artists and be part of the recording process, as they’ll have the opportunity to record a line from the song. Round-trip airfare and hotel accommodation will also be provided, from anywhere in the world.

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