From the Factory | December 26, 2023

Go “Behind the Glass” in the Martin Museum

Explore the new series showcasing some of the world’s rarest Martin guitars

In the wide world of acoustic guitars, no name carries as much weight as C. F. Martin & Co. With a rich history dating back to 1833, Martin has become synonymous with quality craftsmanship and iconic sound. Now, the company is inviting you to embark on a captivating journey through its history with a new video series, “Behind the Glass.” 

Hosted by Jason Ahner, the company’s Museum and Archives Manager, “Behind the Glass” is a unique exploration into the heart and soul of Martin’s impressive collection of guitars. The series takes you behind the scenes, offering an intimate look at some of the company’s rarest instruments, each with its own story to tell. 

Martin Guitar has long been celebrated for its commitment to preserving the legacy of the acoustic guitar. The company’s museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania is a treasure trove of musical history, housing an unparalleled collection of instruments that spans decades. Now, through the lens of “Behind the Glass,” viewers can gain unprecedented access to this remarkable archive.

Jason Ahner, a seasoned expert in the world of guitars and Martin history, serves as the perfect guide for this journey. His passion for these instruments and his deep understanding of their historical significance shine through as he unveils the stories behind each guitar. From vintage classics to guitars played by the likes of Hank Williams, Joan Baez, James Taylor, Johnny Cash, and Kurt Cobain, Jason’s insights provide a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of Martin Guitar.

“’Behind the Glass’ is a great way for those who love Martin guitars to see and hear some of the amazing instruments in our museum collection,” Jason says. “Also, hopefully you will learn a few things about some of the best acoustic guitars ever built.”

Whether you’re a guitar enthusiast, history buff, or someone with a love for music, “Behind the Glass” is a must-watch series that brings the magic of Martin Guitar to life. Join Jason on this captivating journey through time and discover the stories behind some of the most extraordinary guitars in the world.

Subscribe to the Martin Guitar YouTube channel here to watch “Behind the Glass” episodes and other Martin content. And if you want even more, you can explore the full series here. Enjoy!