Business Summary: Founded by Christian Frederick Martin, C.F. Martin & Co. has been continuously family owned and operated for six generations. The 175th Anniversary of the company was celebrated throughout 2008. The oldest surviving acoustic instrument maker in the world and largest producer of acoustic guitars in the U.S., Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, many still using the design and techniques introduced by the company founder in the 1830s. Martin is a privately held manufacturer and is highly regarded for creating some of the finest instruments and introducing innovations that have become industry standards in the music products industry including the now-standard x-bracing, 14-fret guitar and the “dreadnought” size. Current Chairman and CEO Christian Frederick Martin, IV, took the helm of the company in 1986.
Location: Nazareth, PA USA
Phone: (610) 759-2837