From the Factory | December 13, 2023

The 2023 Martin Holiday Gift Guide

With the most wonderful time of the year just around the corner, Martin Guitar has compiled a curated collection of instruments and accessories designed to make this holiday season truly special.

Martin believes the gift of music is a present that resonates for a lifetime. Whether you’re shopping for the seasoned guitarist, aspiring strummer, or someone who simply appreciates good tunes and tones, this holiday gift guide is here to inspire your festive giving.

From classic acoustics to last-minute stocking stuffers, help create memories that will be cherished for years to come and spread the gift of music – because there’s no better way to wish your loved ones a happy holiday than with a gift from Martin Guitar.

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Gifts for Rock & Folk Players

John Mayer knows a thing or two about playing great rock and folk music, so you can’t go wrong choosing one of his stunning new anniversary models. We also recommend a popular model from our 15 Series that’s an incredible value, and a favorite 000 style model from our popular X Series. And a Martin gift guide wouldn’t be complete without one of our favorite Standard Series models.

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Gifts for Bluegrass Players

If bluegrass is your jam, you’ll want a guitar with plenty of volume and punch. Distinguished instruments in our Standard Series, like the D-28, created the template for the American acoustic flat top guitar and empowered artists to make history in the world of bluegrass music. And if you’re looking for an alternative to the Standard Series, check out our 15 Series where mahogany sets the tone, or our affordable X Series lineup which offers great Martin tone with built-in electronics.

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Gifts for Fingerpicking Players

If your specialty is fingerstyle, our OM and 000 style guitars are an excellent choice. You’ll get plenty of volume and a sweet balanced tone across all six strings that will truly bring your music to life. If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to our Standard Series, give our 000-X2E a try.

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Gifts for Lead Players

If you play a lot of leads, our SC line of guitars is a great choice. All SC models include Martin’s patented Sure Align® neck system, which gives you full access to all frets so you can comfortably reach those high notes. They’re also equipped with a new, low-profile velocity neck barrel that ergonomically accommodates your hand as you move up the neck, giving you the comfort and playability of an electric.

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Gifts for Beginners & Travelers

Whether you’re ready to pick up the guitar for the first time or looking for an upgraded travel-friendly guitar that lets you optimize your practice time, we have lots of options for you that offer great Martin tone and superior comfort. Check out our Junior and LX/Little Martin series models for yourself or the aspiring artist in your life.

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Gifts for Ukulele Players

Did you know that Martin has been building ukuleles of world-renowned quality since the early 1900s? In fact, we are the oldest surviving maker of ukuleles. We offer a wide variety of sizes, from soprano to concert to tenor, and a variety of tonewoods and finishes so we know you’ll be able to find one with the perfect tone to make your music sing. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Gifts for Bass Guitar Players

If you haven’t considered adding an acoustic bass to your arsenal, we highly recommend it. We have several models to choose from and they all offer you the option to practice and jam anywhere you want without plugging in. But we also included Fishman electronics so you can plug in and join your band for live acoustic gigs. Definitely put this on the shopping list for your favorite bass player.

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Gifts for Classical Guitar Players

Martin may not be widely known for our classical guitar models, but you can be sure our 16 Series nylon string guitar is worth checking out. It is ideal for any classical guitarist looking to take their playing to the next level. It offers a bright treble response and plenty of volume and it comes equipped with Fishman® Matrix VT Enhance NT1 electronics.

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Stocking Stuffers

Don't forget about stocking stuffers! From woven blankets to books and posters, Martin has plenty of fun and thoughtful gifts for the guitar enthusiast in your life.

For the full Martin Guitar holiday gift guide, click here.

From our family to yours, happy holidays!