In 1833, C. F. Martin, Sr. arrived in the USA from Germany with his family and established his guitar repair and building shop in New York City. He was the first guitar maker to use the Stauffer style headstock in the US and Martin is still strong while approaching it’s second century anniversary.
Well known for over 175 years, Martin is synonymous with quality and longevity. Everyone should own at least one Martin, whether vintage or newly manufactured.
For those of you wishing to use your Martin serial number to date the manufacturing of your guitar, select this link to find the Martin serial number page
Blueridge Guitars has patterned it’s designs after many of the fine vintage guitars on the market and Martin is one of the favorites. How could it not be!