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Press Release Archive - 2012

2004 Martin Guitar Design Workshop

by Joan Shapiro

Source: press release

During the week of August 9, 2004, fifteen guitar enthusiasts had the opportunity to design their dream guitars at the Martin Guitar Design Workshop. This week of creativity and innovation was held on the campus of Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA, and attracted people of all ages from all around the country. The participants' ultimate designs were reviewed by a panel of Martin employees, who awarded the workshop's grand prize based on presentation, design elements, and workmanship. The participants themselves also voted on an award-winner, and the instructors chose a design to honor, as well.

2nd Annual Martin Owners Club Event

moc img1Nazareth, PA - We are very pleased to have hosted this special event attended by over 500 club members and guests. This fun-filled day included live musical performances, workshops and clinics, factory tours, food and plenty of sunshine. The Martin Owners Club is now in its fourth year with over 3,600 members worldwide, Guitar enthusiasts and Martin owners alike who understand and enjoy: the legacy of C. F. Martin & Co., the dedication and skill of our craftspersons and the quality and tone of our instruments.

175th Anniversary Employee Concert Proves To Be a Night to Remember

Easton, PA - The historic Easton State Theatre served as the backdrop for a special evening for Martin employees and their families that featured a reception and musical concert. As a part of our 175th Anniversary celebration, several prominent Martin artists donated their talents and time to perform for the people who produce the guitars they cherish so much. Director of Artist Relations Dick Boak served as Master of Ceremonies and Chris Martin addressed the families.

"Click & Clack" Honored With Car Talk Special EditionNPR? Popular Radio Show Blends Bluegrass & Comedy

Source: Sounding Board Newsletter Vol 25 - Jun. 2008

cartalk608It began with two brothers and a little do-it-yourself auto repair shop called Hacker's Haven in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It went public in 1977 when the brothers were invited to discuss car repair on Boston public radio station WBUR. It became a national obsession ten years later when National Public Radio (NPR) premiered their freewheeling, slyly subversive and thoroughly addictive show about cars as a nationally syndicated program. It - of course - is "Car Talk" and the brothers are Tom and Ray Magliozzi, known to their listeners as "Click and Clack, the Tappett Brothers." In recent years, the "Car Talk" phenomenon has grown to include a syndicated newspaper column, books, website, music CDs, and movies, and soon will expand into television. With Tom and Ray well on their way to world domination, it is only natural that C. F. Martin & Co. introduce a Car Talk Click and Clack Special Edition guitar that captures the duo's sense of fun.


Nazareth, PA - C. F. Martin & Co has launched a new sizzling summer promotion. Buy any new full gloss Martin instrument from an authorized Martin dealer in the U.S. or Canada between July 1, 2009 and September 30, 2009 and receive a free Martin "Players Pack" valued at over $230.00.

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