Martin Guitars

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About Martin Guitars

Martin guitars are a prestigious, heritage acoustic guitar brand from the USA. Martin guitars were founded in 1833 in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and have made world class acoustic guitars ever since. They are actually the creators of the dreadnought guitar, arguably the most popular acoustic guitar body 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.

As one of the UK's largest authorised Martin dealers, we have multiple showrooms through the country stocked with a full range of Martin guitars. Our Glasgow, London and Birmingham stores have dedicated acoustic departments so that you can enjoy the best possible Martin guitars experience.

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 apprenticemship 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 other quality woods like Koa and Mahogany. Each product page on guitarguitar's website contains a unique description detailing the particular woods used in each and every model.