Martin Guitars

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About Martin Guitars

Martin guitars are a prestigious, heritage acoustic guitar brand from the USA. The company was founded in 1833 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and has made world class acoustic guitars ever since. They are the creators of the dreadnought guitar, arguably the most popular acoustic guitar design in existence. High profile musicians like Neil Young and Ed Sheeran choose to play Martin acoustic guitars. Some of Martin's most popular models include the D-28, the 000RS-1 and the all Mahogany 15 series.

We one of the UK's largest authorised Martin dealers. We have multiple showrooms through the country stocked with a full range of these guitars. Our Glasgow, London and Birmingham stores even have dedicated acoustic departments.

What Makes Martin Guitars Different?

  • One of the oldest guitar brands in the world, dating all the way back to 1833!
  • A pioneering brand, with inventions including the Dreadnought guitar style
  • Played by artists including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and John Mayer
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Martin Guitars

    Martin guitars have a distinct heritage: they have invented much of what the 'acoustic guitar' has become in the last century. From the Dreadnought body design to the X-style bracing within, Martin's innovations have provided the bedrock for every company that came after them. They have a long history of creating some of the most beloved and iconic acoustic guitars in history.
    Most Martin guitars are made in the USA, in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. More affordable ranges like the X Series are made in Navojoa, Mexico.
    Indeed they did! Martin designed the Dreadnought guitar shape in 1916. It was named after the type of large military ship due to its size and loudness.
    Christian Frederick Martin is the founder of Martin guitars. He established the Martin & Co guitar in New York City in 1933 after serving an apprenticeship in Vienna. Martin moved to Nazareth, Pennsylvania, where they reside today, in 1859.
    Martin use a variety of different tonewoods in crafting their guitars depending on the model. For instance, one famous Martin model is a D-28 which is, and always will be, made with solid spruce and solid rosewood. Other models make use of additional quality woods including koa and mahogany. Each product page on guitarguitar's website contains a unique description, including the particular woods used.