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  • 1995
    Martin introduces the Eric Clapton 000.
    1995

    1995

    Following the D-45S Gene Autry Limited Edition project template, Martin issues a highly successful and ongoing series of Eric Clapton Signature Editions. Throughout the 90s and into the Millennium, Martin has honored more than 100 artists with their own signature guitars based on their input and playing preferences.

    19,500 square feet is added to the factory to accommodate Martin string production. Also, with increased production, Martin combines more computer-driven machinery with traditional hand-crafting methods. State-of-the-art meets state-of-the heart.

  • 1996
    Vintage Series introduced.
    1996

    1996

    The Vintage Series, which pays tribute to legendary Martin guitars of the pre-World War II period, is inaugurated with the HD-28V. The series replicates many of the original features of these extraordinary instruments from Martin’s “Golden Era.”
  • 1997
    Martin debuts the DM and Road Series.
    1997

    1997

    These instruments reflect Martin’s continuing commitment to building high-quality instruments that are affordable, durable and environmentally friendly.
  • 1998
    Martin debuts the X Series.
    1998

    1998

    The X Series Martin DXM, introduced in 1998, utilizes mostly composite materials including HPL (high pressure laminates) for the back, top and sides.
  • 1999
    Significant Expansion
    1999

    1999

    The Company completes yet another new addition to the factory, almost doubling its size. Martin employee numbers surge over the 600 level.
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