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Allow yourself some escapism with this exclusive, guided tour of the Martin Guitar Museum

Though it now feels like a lifetime ago, awhile back, YouTube guitar extraordinaire Jared Dines was invited - along with GW's Paul Riario - to Martin's amazing headquarters in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 

Though Jared and Paul were there mostly to get a closer look at the company's incredible, futuristic SC-13E acoustic-electric model, the folks at Martin generously gave them a VIP tour of the company's custom shop and factory and, as an additional treat, its equally amazing museum.

Martin's been around since 1833, so the company has plenty of jaw-dropping vintage (very, very vintage) acoustic guitars on display at its museum - a number of which the company let Dines play for himself. 

To hear some of those incredibly rare, immaculately-cared-for vintage acoustics and learn more about the history of the guitar itself, take a look at the video above.

For more on all things Martin, stop by the company's website (opens in new tab).

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.