Martin Guitar was featured during "CBS Sunday Morning" on Sunday, January 21, 2014. The piece featured CEO and Chairman Chris Martin IV who CBS calls, “the great-great-great-grandson of the man who started it all more than 180 years ago.” It focused on the recently opened Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit - Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin.
Take an extended look into the 2014 Martin Retro Series: the 000-18E Retro and the D-35E Retro. Martin’s groundbreaking Retro Series represents the most significant advancement of our era in amplified acoustic sound, capturing the stylistic and sonic elements of iconic classic Martin guitars.
Available in both print and digital editions, MARTIN™ - The Journal of Acoustic Guitars is published by C.F. Martin & Co. in January of each year. MARTIN™ - The Journal of Acoustic Guitars is written exclusively for acoustic guitar enthusiasts, players, dealers, owners and potential buyers. It includes new product announcements, special edition instruments, developments in the string making area, company news, technical information, and more.
In this video Senior Artist Relations Manager, Chris Thomas, gives you the details on the new editions to the Martin Road Series that include DRSGT, 000RSGT, and the D-15M Burst. The DRSGT and 000RSGT additions to Martin's affordable Road Series feature 14-fret neck to body construction with polished gloss Sitka spruce tops.
This year at NAMM I had the opportunity to check out and try some of the new guitars from legendary guitar maker, C.F. Martin. And legendary is a good word to start with, as they have issued several guitars that are recreations of legacy models, each with their own personality and tonal characteristics.
There’s no doubt that we develop special relationships with our guitars. Now, these relationships are under threat, as the unique woods used to make guitars may be running out. The Musicwood documentary tells this story by following the Musicwood Coalition, a group of the world’s foremost guitar-makers — Chris Martin (Martin Guitars), Bob Taylor (Taylor Guitars), and Dave Berryman (Gibson) — as they drop their competitive differences and journey together to the Tongass, a remote forest in SE Alaska.
I love guitars. I look at them online like most people look at porn. Over the years, I’ve built up a nice little collection. Acoustics from the ‘30s. Electrics from the 50s. When I’m on tour, I make a point of finding rad guitar shops (thank you, Gbase), guitar factories to tour (thank you, Collings!!) or museums with exhibits that have anything remotely guitar about them. Over the summer i was playing a show in Indianapolis, and happened to catch signs hanging around downtown for the Eiteljorg Museum’s “Guitars! Roundups to Rockers” exhibit. So I busted a move over there, not knowing what to expect.
Eric Clapton was already a master of the electric guitar in January 1992 when he traded his signature Fender Strat for a Martin acoustic to record his hugely successful Unplugged album. The live album captured the guitarist, backed by a small band, performing acoustic versions of his own songs and some blues standards.