Martin & Company (often referred to as Martin) is an American guitar manufacturer established in 1833, by Christian Frederick Martin. It is highly respected for its acoustic guitars and is a leading manufacturer of flat top guitars.
What is so special about Martin Guitars?
Martin guitars use a lot less of their lacquer finish than most brands. More than enough to protect your guitar for many years, but not so much that your tone is lost. This is why a Martin guitar looks amazing and sounds better with age – its allowed to breathe and age the way wood should!
What are the best years for Martin guitars?
1930-1939 are by far the most highly regarded and collectable Martins, but right through to the late 60s were awesome too. I guess if going by decade, youd put the 30s at one end and the 70s at another. But like I said, some absolute beauties came out of the 70s.
Why is the Martin d28 so popular?
Introduced by Martin in 1931, the D-28 is prized for its booming projection and high quality tone. The first batch went wholly to the Chicago Musical Instrument Company, although this exclusive deal didnt last for long.