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MARTIN SIZE 1 DE GONI AUTHENTIC 1843 GUITAR

Bonus Content | Volume 9

Martin Honors the First American Guitar

Though small in size by today’s standards, the guitar C. F. Martin Sr. built for Madame Delores Nevares de Goñi in 1843 is a giant in the world of acoustic guitars. The Martin de Goñi was the first documented guitar to be built with X-bracing, the first truly American guitar, and the precursor to the more than two million X-braced Martins and countless other X-braced guitars that followed. More than 175 years later, X-bracing has become the standard of excellence in steel-stringed guitars for a simple reason: unsurpassed tone. Read the Full Article

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