THE STANDARD SERIES | Play the guitars that shaped modern music. They’re the backbone of Martin; distinguished instruments that created the template for the American acoustic flattop guitar. Standard Series models embody nearly two centuries of craftsmanship and technique—history made from wood and wire. These legendary guitars and the artists who played them helped establish country, folk, bluegrass, and rock. Today, you’ll hear their ringing tone echoing across the American soundscape and in music around the world.

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Still Handmade.

Still the Standard.

History you can play.

These classics are handmade in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, from solid wood, using time-honored construction such as dovetail neck joints and X-bracing. If you want to play an American classic with a long, distinguished pedigree, a guitar your musical heroes likely used to create your favorite songs, an instrument whose impact on music is far too big to be calculated, a Standard Series is for you.


  • All solid wood
  • Traditional dovetail neck joint
  • Optional electronics
  • Scalloped bracing
  • Antique white binding
  • Open gear tuners
  • Aging toner for vintage finish

Martin has clearly managed to honor its heritage while taking a significant step forward with the reimagined Standard Series, including the incredibly comfortable and joyfully playable OMC-28E.”

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Electronics ready

You want to plug in on stage and in the studio. But you want to keep that timeless tone. It’s easy to do both. Martin master craftspeople will discreetly install electronics while retaining the beauty of your guitar. Choose from packages hand selected to bring out the true tone in each of the Standard Series models and complement your playing style.

Standard Series


From Eric Clapton’s 000-28 to Johnny Cash’s D-35 these models are as legendary as the artists who played them.

Legendary Tone

Martin knows great tone. It is embedded in every instrument we make. And it has its roots in the Standard Series.


With a high-performance neck, Standard Series models are made for enhanced playability and comfort.

Optional electronics

Choose either Fishman or LR Baggs electronics to bring out your guitar’s true tone when plugged in.

Heirloom Quality

Martin guitars are built to last and just like the family business they will be passed down from generation to generation.


Since 1833 we have been hand-crafting guitars and that tradition continues today. Every Standard Series guitar passes through the hands of master luthiers with centuries of collective experience.