A Martin Guitar has become synonymous with all-time great guitar players and musicians. The likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ed Sheeran, and the list of impressive ambassadors goes on.
There is a special something about a Martin. It could be that they are made from hand, or they use responsibly sourced materials from around the world, or because they are a registered B Corp.
Then comes the product, the guitar. These works of art are meticulously crafted by artisans in the original workshop in Nazareth PA.
It is easy to fall into a rabbit hole researching what makes Martin guitars so sought after. The company has an incredible history.
My love for Martin guitars grew when I discovered that artisans make these instruments entirely from hand! This demonstrates the company’s desire to produce well made products.
Here is a video from Martin that features some of the craftsmen that work on these beautiful instruments.
C.F. Martin & Co. was founded by Christian Frederick Martin Senior. He was born into a family of cabinet makers. He started working in his family business around the age of 15 and fell in love with making beautiful objects out of wood. Martin apprenticed with Johann Stauffer who was a renowned guitar maker at the time and quickly found his niche.
I have included a some photos to conclude the article for you to enjoy!