Martin Guitars is a company that is steeped in history. CF Martin continues the tradition that has been in his family for well over a century. Founder Christian Frederick Martin Sr. began more than 150 years ago with steadfast adherence to high standards of musical excellence. Martin is a company that has not only set the industry standard but are also responsible for certain innovations to the guitar that we still see to this day. Since 1833, experience coupled with modern innovation has resulted in remarkable longevity for the company. So the shorthand is that Martin makes some of the best guitars out there.
Something For Everyone
Martin does a wonderful job of honoring its roots while still incorporating new features such as neck designs. No matter your price point, they have something that will suit your needs and desires to create your perfect music. Guitars from the X Series are Martin’s most affordable offering, but don’t let the price tag fool you. These guitars, made in their Navajo, Mexico facility deliver that great sought after Martin tone with such models as 000X1AE, DX1AE, and DXMAE. On the other end of the spectrum, they have the Standard Series and Custom Signature Edition. These guitars are hand built in Nazareth, PA. This is where all of their flagship models are produced. Some of the Standard Series models are D28, D35, 00-28, and the HD28. So to reiterate, regardless of how much you are looking to spend, they’ve got you covered.
Among The Stars
That being said, you don’t need to listen to me, just look to your favorite artists. There is a good chance that they play Martin Guitars exclusively. Of course, along with a name unanimous with greatness, comes a number of notable artists who play the guitars. Now, let’s think about that for a second, if you are a professional musician playing shows to thousands of people wouldn’t you want the best guitar available? Or if you are recording an album, you would undoubtedly want the best sounding guitar. Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Johnny Cash are just a few of the legendary artists that rely on Martin Guitars. Not only that, but Martin Guitars are some of the most recorded guitars in the world.
In my humble opinion, it is a clear choice on choosing a Martin. The legacy of the company, the number of musicians who trust their guitars to deliver their music, and finally their incredible tone. What is there not to love? They have something for everyone, regardless of price point or skill level. Finally, Martin offers up that classic look and sought-after tone while still implementing new techniques to maximize playability and comfort.