Martin Acoustic Guitars
Martin Guitars was established in 1833, making it one of the longest standing guitar manufacturers in the world today. Many of the designs and features that are standard in modern acoustic guitars were first developed by Martin Guitars and their mission has remained the same for 184 years - to create the finest quality instruments possible. All Martin Guitars are handmade by skilled craftsmen and women.
Martin Guitars manufacture 5 different guitar types - Acoustic, Electro-Acoustic, 12 String, Left-Handed and Ukuleles and there is something suitable for players of every age and experience level, from amateur to performing professional.
Many Martin Guitars are manufactured using traditional materials; rosewood, mahogany, ebony and spruce, all procured with due diligence to environmental guidelines. They are also starting to introduce alternate materials, to ensure their manufacturing process is sustainable, promising that they are staying at the forefront of guitar technology and not compromising on quality.
Martin Guitars introduced many guitar features that have now become industry standards, including X-bracing (the pattern of the wooden struts inside the guitar which support the body shape), 14-fret guitars (an evolution from traditional 12-fret models, with smaller bodies and longer necks) and the 'dreadnought' size (introduced in 1916, the largest acoustic guitar on the market with squared shoulders and bottom).
Martin Guitars manufacture their own strings and have done since 1970. These can be purchased separately and include the Martin SP Lifespan designed for longevity, the Retro Strings line and the Martine SP Acoustic and SP Flexible Core Strings, which use an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better and for longer.
Martin Guitars original cases are a sought-after item for those wishing to show off their guitar, keeping your instrument safe and looking good at the same time. They also produce a range of shoulder straps and a custom care package for polishing and caring for your instrument.