Learn about the legendary origins of X-bracing, how it changed the way guitars are made and why it continues to dominate.
Number one of over 2,000,000 X-braced guitars we manufactured. The first one was crafted in 1843 for Madame De Goni, a virtuoso player at the time. It also pointed the way toward the standard American flat top acoustic guitar known today.
Tone isn’t as subjective as you may think. Modal sound testing scientifically shows that an X-braced guitar creates richer sound.
There’s no doubt X-bracing is one of the key components that give Martin guitars a distinctive, beautiful sound. Shop for an X-braced guitar. Or, design one from scratch in our custom shop.