Martin Guitars

Martin Guitars - Iconic Instruments Handcrafted for Generations

For nearly two centuries, C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating what are widely regarded as the finest acoustic guitars ever made. The rich history and continued legacy of Martin guitars make them the perfect match for Tone Tailors. Our shared commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and customer satisfaction ensures that Martin instruments will feel right at home on our shelves.

A Legacy of Superior Craftsmanship

The Martin story stretches back to 1833 when founder Christian Frederick Martin established a small workshop in New York City after emigrating from Germany. Seeking space to grow, Martin relocated to Nazareth, PA in 1839, where the company still proudly handcrafts its acclaimed guitars today.

Over 190 years later, Martin continues to set the standard for acoustic excellence. From pioneering advances like the X-bracing system to inventing the now-iconic dreadnought body style, Martin’s innovations laid the foundation for the modern acoustic guitar. And discerning musicians worldwide have relied on the sumptuous tones of Martin guitars ever since to create the soundtrack of American music.

Martin guitars have been played by legends across every genre from Hank Williams and Elvis Presley to Eric Clapton and John Mayer. Yet every instrument receives the same meticulous attention to detail and quality components. Premium tonewoods are hand-selected then joined with expert craftsmanship passed down through generations. Even as production capacity has grown, Martin maintains a focus on the human element, with skilled artisans overseeing each build.

A Commitment to Quality and Customer Satisfaction

At Tone Tailors, we share Martin’s passion for delivering the ultimate ownership experience. Our knowledgeable staff takes time to listen and understand each customer’s musical needs. We proudly provide professional setups, servicing, and repairs to keep your instrument sounding its best. And we aim to match players with the right Martin model and accessories to help them sound their best.

The Vintage Room showcases Martin’s latest innovations while honoring classics that helped shape American music. For example, the new Road Series features stage-ready durability and playability expected from Martin in an accessible package. And Authentic Series models employ vintage materials and techniques relived from the company’s “golden era.”

Of course, our Martin room also includes iconic instruments like the D-28 dreadnought alongside newer hits like the comfortable Grand Performing Artist. We welcome players to come in and test drive any of these amazing instruments. Our goal is to start relationships that will last a lifetime – just like a Martin guitar.

Taking Customization to the Next Level

Martin not only pioneered guitar craftsmanship but also personally customizable instruments. Since the company’s earliest days, Martin has accepted special requests from leading musicians. This artisan approach led to the creation of their Custom Shop to build one-of-a-kind guitars tailored to each player’s vision.

The Martin Custom Shop offers virtually endless ways to make their iconic guitars your own. Choose premium tonewoods, customized soundboard bracing, high-end electronics, intricate inlays, and more. Design your dream neck profile or a one-of-a-kind rosette. Even integrate meaningful visual details like custom fingerboard inlays made from rare woods, mother of pearl, or precious stones.

Your Dream Guitar is Martin

Our Tone Tailors luthiers have the expertise necessary to guide you through the Martin Custom Shop process. Drawing on generations of guitar-building knowledge, we help craft your dream instrument down to the smallest details. For an even more immersive experience, visit the Custom Shop itself in Nazareth, PA. See your bespoke Martin being built and consult one-on-one with Martin’s talented team.

Whether you seek a completely unique creation or a collectible limited edition from Martin’s Custom Shop, Tone Tailors will make the process smooth and enjoyable. Our shared commitment to excellence ensures your custom Martin will be an investment that rewards you musically for a lifetime.

Martin Guitars In Stock Now

Browse our extensive Martin inventory online or visit Tone Tailors today to experience these amazing instruments hands-on. Here are just a few of the exceptional Martin acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars currently in our shop & online:

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Experience the Martin Difference

We invite you to come and experience Martin’s legacy of peerless tone and playability yourself at Tone Tailors. Our guitar experts are ready to help you find your perfect Martin, whether it’s one of our immaculately set up in-stock models or bringing your vision to life through a custom build. We look forward to starting a musical journey together!

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets Martin Guitars apart from other acoustic guitar brands?

Martin Guitars stands out for its unparalleled craftsmanship, rich history, and commitment to innovation. Since 1833, Martin has been at the forefront of acoustic guitar design, introducing groundbreaking features like the X-bracing system and the dreadnought body shape. Each Martin guitar is meticulously handcrafted in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, using the finest tonewoods and time-tested techniques passed down through generations of skilled luthiers. The result is an instrument with exceptional tone, playability, and durability, beloved by musicians across genres and generations.

How can I choose the right Martin guitar for my playing style and preferences?

Selecting the perfect Martin guitar starts with understanding your musical preferences and playing style. Consider factors such as body shape, tonewood combination, and neck profile to find a guitar that suits your needs. For example, if you prefer a bold, powerful sound, a dreadnought like the D-28 Standard might be ideal, while players seeking a more balanced tone might prefer the OM-28 Modern Deluxe. Visiting a reputable dealer like Tone Tailors allows you to try out different models and consult with knowledgeable staff who can help guide your decision.

What is the Martin Custom Shop, and how can I order a custom Martin guitar?

The Martin Custom Shop offers musicians the opportunity to create a truly unique instrument tailored to their specifications. From selecting premium tonewoods to designing custom inlays and appointments, every aspect of a custom Martin guitar can be personalized. To order a custom Martin, you’ll need to work with an authorized Martin Custom Shop Expert dealer like Tone Tailors. Our team can assist you in designing your dream guitar and navigating the customization process, ensuring that your instrument reflects your individual style and preferences.

Are Martin guitars suitable for beginners, or are they better suited to experienced players?

Martin guitars are suitable for players of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. While Martin is known for its high-quality, professional-grade instruments, the company also offers affordable options like the X Series, designed with beginners and budget-conscious players in mind. These guitars offer the same attention to detail and craftsmanship that Martin is renowned for, providing beginners with a reliable and inspiring instrument to learn and grow with.

What maintenance and care do Martin guitars require to ensure longevity and optimal performance?

To ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your Martin guitar, it’s essential to provide proper maintenance and care. This includes storing your guitar in a controlled environment with stable humidity levels, regularly cleaning and conditioning the fretboard and body, and keeping the instrument properly humidified during dry periods. Additionally, it’s important to have your guitar professionally set up and serviced periodically to address any issues and maintain playability. By following these maintenance practices and treating your Martin guitar with care and respect, you can enjoy years of musical enjoyment and performance.

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