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The Martin Story

Since 1833, the Martin Guitar Company has been crafting the finest instruments in the world. Follow the rich history of the Martin family as we explore the evolution of the modern steel-string guitar.

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Every year, thousands of guitar enthusiasts visit the Martin museum and factory to experience history in the making.  Make the Martin Guitar Company your travel destination.

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Responsible Guitar Building

Martin Guitar embraces the judicious management and responsible use of traditional materials and encourages the introduction of alternative wood species.

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Sounding Board Archives

The Sounding Board™ newsletter was published from 1996 to 2013 in both both print and online editions.

Written and published by C. F. Martin & Co., The Sounding Board™ provided us with a vehicle to communicate with acoustic guitar enthusiasts, players, dealers, current owners, customers, and potential buyers. It includes letters that we have received, plus new product announcements, details about special edition instruments, developments in the string making area, news about the company, occasional technical information & helpful hints, and stories that will be of specific interest to either Martin guitar or Backpacker® owners.

Archived issues are available in PDF format below (requires Acrobat Reader).

Learn more about Martin's current publication, Martin | The Journal of Acoustic Guitars.

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