Since 1833 C. F. Martin & Co. has been a permanent part of the American experience: producing the oldest, most respected, and most innovative guitar in American history. Blending hand-craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology, Martin guitars remain unsurpassed in tone, playability, quality, and enduring value.
Martin’s steadfast adherence to high standards of musical excellence, mixed with some sagacious management, has largely accounted for the company's remarkable longevity. Business conditions and musical trends change over the years, but Martin’s attitude toward guitar building has not varied. Today, Martin remains the oldest surviving maker of stringed instruments in the world, and the largest and most respected maker of acoustic guitars in America.