As one of the leading brands of acoustic guitars on the planet, you know you’re in safe hands when you pick up a Martin. Built by some of the finest craftsmen around, there’s over a century’s worth of innovation poured in to every guitar they make.
The rich tone associated with Martin guitars mean they’re a favourite of solo musicians the world over. Folk, Jazz, Pop and Rock musicians have favoured Martin for decades,
History of Martin Guitars
Martin are one of the oldest acoustic guitar makers on the planet. What they don't know about making acoustic guitars isn't worth knowing. Based in the USA, Martin have been making acoustics for professional players since 1833.
Martin acoustic guitars have been used by almost every famous guitar player ever! Notable artist’s include Ben Howard, Colbie Caillat, Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Seth Lakeman and Tommy Emmanuel to name a few.
The Martin range starts with their travel friendly Little Martin and Junior acoustics, which offer incredible durability in small sizes. The X Series is your entry level Martin at standard scale lengths. These pack in all the quality you know and love into an affordable instrument. Next up is the Road Series, where they introduce glossy finishes and more tonewood options.
Through the 15, 16 and 17 Series guitars, you'll find the core of the Martin range. Unique finishes, advanced X bracing and tweaked neck profiles display an array of intricacies where you'll find the perfect acoustic to suit your needs. And finally, at the top end of the spectrum is the Standard Series - the best construction quality Martin have to give. They'll age and wear beautifully and stand the test of time.
Martin Guitars FAQs
Where are Martin guitars made?
Martin guitars are made in the Nazareth, USA, with the exception of a few inexpensive ranges such as the Backpacker, Road and X series which are constructed in Mexico.
Why do Martin guitars sound so good?
Martin are one of the oldest existing acoustic guitar manufacturers and have well over a hundred years of experience. They invented some of the acoustic standard appointments such as X bracing and the dreadnought body shape. They use incredibly high quality quarter sawn woods, hardware and use Hide glue to assemble their guitars.
What is the most expensive Martin guitar?
The most expensive Martin guitars are the Standard and Re-Imagined flagship series. These boast the highest quality components in every department. They represent every great Martin feature added to the mix over years of production.
Do Martin guitars hold their value?
Martin are one of the oldest acoustic guitar manufacturers in existence and have well over a hundred years of experience. They invented some of the acoustic standard appointments, such as X bracing and the dreadnought body shape. They use incredibly high-quality quarter sawn woods, hardware and use hide glue to assemble their guitars.
Are older Martin guitars better?
Older acoustic guitars of any prestigious make are usually considered more tonally desirable. This is because woods oxidise over time and are believed to become lighter and more resonant. In some cases, players also favour the worn-in feel.