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Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 3

The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the development of the dovetail neck joint, the switch from fan-bracing to X-bracing, and more.

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The Updated Martin Guitar X Series

Durable and affordable without sacrificing tone, Martin’s X Series offers the legendary Martin tone, travel-friendly design, a comfortable feel, and great value.

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Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 2

The Martin Guitar CEO talks about his family's settlement in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and early Martin guitar designs.

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Martin DC-X2E Mahogany

A cutaway dreadnought with Fishman electronics

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The Guitars of “Duets”

Teja Gerken and Doug Young discuss the guitars used on their recent album of fingerstyle duets.

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Martin Guitar Museum Tour with Chris Martin | Part 1

The Martin Guitar CEO talks about the earliest days of the company and his family’s settling in the United States.

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Martin GPC-X2E Macassar

An affordable mid-size acoustic-electric.

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Amythyst Kiah: “Firewater” | Martin Museum Sessions

The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs an original song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.

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Jonathan McReynolds: “People” | Martin Museum Sessions

The songwriter plays his original song, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Music chart.

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Martin D-18E Modern Deluxe

A great mahogany dreadnought with state-of-the-art electronics.

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Amythyst Kiah: “Black Myself” | Martin Museum Sessions

The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs her Grammy-nominated song live in the Martin Museum, on a 1942 Martin D-45.

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Martin OM-28E Modern Deluxe

A great OM that blends vintage design with state-of-the-art technology.

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Martin Jam in Place Live Streams

An ongoing series of live-streamed concerts by Martin artists.

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Martin 000-28E Modern Deluxe

Martin’s recently revised rosewood 000 now comes with state-of-the art Fishman electronics.

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Martin Guitar | The SC-13 Origin Story

The designers of Martin’s innovative new acoustic-electric guitar talk about how the new concept, body shape, and neck joint came to fruition.

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Martin OMC-16E Burst

A contemporary acoustic-electric OM built out of ovangkol.

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Martin SC-13E

This acoustic-electric introduces a completely new body shape and an innovative neck joint.

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Martin Introduces New Models for 2020

New limited editions and updates to standard models to be released at NAMM

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Martin D-16E Rosewood

A dreadnought with a shallower-than-standard body and Fishman electronics.

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Martin Guitar | Nick Offerman: “My Martin Story”

The guitarist known for his portrayal of Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation” talks about his love of Martin Guitars and his struggle with the B chord.

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Martin 000-16E

An affordable 000 with granadillo back and sides and Fishman electronics.

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Martin Guitar | Zandy Fitzgerald: “What Makes the World”

The guitarist for the pop/rock/soul band The New Respects plays a solo version of an original song live at Martin HQ.

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Martin Guitar | Repairing John Mayer’s OM28JM

Watch this mesmerizing video of John Mayer’s signature guitar getting an overhaul at the Martin factory.

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Martin Guitar X Bracing

Chris Martin and others talk about the creation of the X-braced guitar and the structural and tonal benefits of the historic bracing pattern.

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Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe

The latest D-28 fuses classic design with innovative features

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New Martin Modern Deluxe Series

Martin Guitar’s Fred Greene discusses the features and appointments on the new series that includes the D18, D28, OM28, and 00028.

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Martin Vega® Banjo Strings

Martin’s new banjo strings use a long lasting nickel/steel alloy for its tonal qualities and smooth consistency, great for all styles of banjo playing.

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Martin 00-18V

Peghead Nation Irish Backup Guitar instructor Flynn Cohen demonstrates his favorite guitar.

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Martin Guitar | Still Handmade by Donna and Cowboy

Meet some of the artisans who are part of the 180-year history of building iconic American guitars by hand.

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Martin GPC-13E

An affordable acoustic-electric cutaway built with solid woods and Fishman electronics.

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Martin Guitar | Still Handmade. Still the Standard.

Meet some of the artisans who are part of the 180-year history of building iconic American guitars by hand.

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Martin DJR-10E

The latest Dreadnought Junior model offers a compact size and big sound.

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Martin Authentic Acoustic Strings Lineup

A look at the design of the new Martin guitar strings and comparison to Martin’s previous string models.

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Martin Museum Sessions | Brian Fallon: “Smoke”

The songwriter and former frontman for Gaslight Anthem sings an original song in the Martin Guitar Museum.

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Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

A great all-mahogany 12-fret with vintage specs.

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Martin OM-28

The new addition to Martin’s Standard Series has a great combination of vintage tone and contemporary feel.

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Martin Guitar | Restringing Your Acoustic Guitar

A helpful tutorial on how to easily change the strings on your acoustic guitar.

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Martin DE Black Walnut Amberburst

A great new acoustic-electric dreadnought with walnut back and sides.

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Martin Authentic Acoustic Strings

A look at the design of the new Martin guitar strings.

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Martin Authentic Acoustic Strings

Martin’s newest strings use tin-plated trebles and core wires.

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Martin Guitar | Dave Doll’s R&D Mystery

Martin’s R&D guru is working on something top secret, and the best sleuths at Martin are having a hard time uncovering the mystery.

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Martin M-36 (2018)

A contemporary classic is reimagined as part of Martin’s new standard series.

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Martin Style 28 Guitars

A look at the details of the re-imagined Style 28 line of guitars from Martin.

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Martin Classical Strings and 000C Nylon Guitar

A look at Martin’s Classical and Magnifico Premium strings and the hybrid 000C Nylon guitar.

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Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

Martin releases a replica of their prewar 00 12-fret, with mahogany top, back, and sides, slotted peghead, and hide glue construction.

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Martin GPCE Black Walnut Amberburst

A brand new grand performance size flattop with Fishman electronics.

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The Heart of Martin Guitar in Navojoa, Mexico

A look at the Martin guitar and string production facility in Navojoa, Mexico.

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Martin Strings

A look at Martin’s Titanium Core, Retro, Acoustic SP, Flexible Core SP, and Lifespan SP strings.

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Martin Guitar | Konter Uke

A replica of the soprano ukulele that was aboard Admiral Byrd’s 1926 expedition to the North Pole, and also made a trip to the White House.

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Martin Guitar | An Intimate Look at Neck Shaping

Get an up-close look at how Martin Guitar necks are filed and shaped.

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Martin Ukulele Strings and 2 Concert Ukulele

A look at Martin’s Premium Ukulele and Ukulele Strings and the All-Mahogany 2 Concert Uke

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Martin HD-28E (2018)

The latest version of Martin’s Standard series herringbone dreadnought includes custom Fishman electronics.

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Martin Guitar | An Intimate Look at the Stringing Process

Watch as the finishing touches are put on a new Martin Guitar, from filing and polishing the frets to the first stringing of the guitar.

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Welcome to the World of Ukuleles

Marcy Marxer explains different ukulele sizes, tunings, and sounds.

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Martin Guitar D-45 | Fire and Ice

A look at the custom Golden Era Style 45 guitar, a collaboration between the Martin Custom Shop and inlay artist Harvey Leach.

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1932 Martin 00-18

Eric Schoenberg with a one-of-a-kind vintage Martin.

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The Ballad of the Dreadnought | Martin Guitar

The history of iconic guitar model, first introduced in 1916, narrated by Jeff Daniels and including insight from David Crosby, Chris Martin, Rosanne Cash, Del McCoury, and many others.

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Martin Guitar and Fishman

A look at the partnership between Martin Guitar and Fishman Electronics, and how together they’ve mastered the acoustic-electric guitar.

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Martin OMC-18LJ and OMC-21LJ

Laurence Juber demonstrates two of his signature model guitars.

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Martin D-21 Special

A limited edition model of a classic Martin dreadnought.

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Martin 0X Uke Bamboo

Martin combines vintage design and modern materials for a great-sounding, rugged soprano ukulele.

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Martin Titanium Core Strings

A look at the construction, tuning stability, comfort, lifespan, and tone of Martin’s new Titanium Core Strings.

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Martin Museum Sessions | Laurence Juber

The fingerstyle guitarist plays an original composition in the Martin Museum, on his Martin OM-21 Signature Guitar.

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Martin GP-18E

Martin combines its grand performance body with traditional styling for an exceptional contemporary flattop.

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Neck Profile and Playability | Martin Guitar

A guitar’s neck shape can affect the feel and playability of an instrument, and Martin’s Dave Doll shows a few examples of different necks.

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Martin D-28 (2017)

Martin updates its iconic dreadnought for contemporary players.

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The Martin Dick Boak Signature Edition

Dick Boak talks about the Custom Signature Edition D-Boak dreadnought, featuring his original “Inside Out” artwork.

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The Martin Custom Shop

Meet the artists who cut, sand, carve, and craft the finest materials into your custom Martin.

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Martin D-BOAK

A special dreadnought to celebrate Martin Guitar’s Dick Boak.

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A Look at the Martin Guitar Factory

An artful video showing the people, technology, and processes that create Martin’s iconic guitars.

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Martin Pro Tips | Guitar Parts and Jargon

Martin’s Dave Doll shows the parts of a guitar, explaining what some of the common terminology refers to and demystifying guitar-speak.

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100th Anniversary of the Martin Ukulele

Martin’s Dave Doll talks about the 100-year history of Martin ukuleles and shows examples of a few models.

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Martin Museum Sessions | NEEDTOBREATHE

The Martin Ambassadors play an original song in the Martin museum during their visit to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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Martin 0-18

A classic small-body returns to Martin’s standard series.

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Martin Guitar 17 Series

A trio of small-body acoustics with lightweight mahogany construction and two unique finish options.

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Martin CEO 8.2E

A powerful grand jumbo guitar designed by Chris Martin.

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Martin Music Minute | Jimmie Rodgers

Author Jerry Zolten tells the story of America's first music superstar, Jimmie Rodgers.

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Martin DC-16E

New 16-series dreadnought features sycamore back and sides, a shallow body, and Fishman electronics.

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Martin Music Minute | Tony Rice

Author Jerry Zolten tells the story of the historic Martin D-28 that belonged to Clarence White and then moved on to bluegrass innovator Tony Rice.

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A Word From Chris | The Two Millionth Martin

Martin Guitar's Chairman and CEO talks about the two millionth Martin and the D-200 Deluxe.

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Martin 00-28

A rare model returns to Martin’s Standard Series.

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Martin SP Strings | 20th Anniversary

Two decades ago, Martin Guitar began producing the high-tensile core wire for their popular SP Strings.

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Martin Music Minute | Jason Isbell

Songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell tells the story of one Martin dreadnought that belonged to three music legends.

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Martin Guitar 2017 Limited Editions

Take a look at the D-28 John Prine, Dwight Yoakam DD28 Signature Edition, CS-CF Martin Outlaw-17, CEO 8.2, and the CEO 8.2E from Martin Guitar.

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The Martin D-200 Deluxe

To celebrate their two-millionth guitar since 1833, C.F. Martin & Co. introduces the spectacular D-200 Deluxe limited edition.

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Martin Guitar Americana Series

The new 16-Series guitars are built with sycamore or cherry back and sides, solid spruce top wood, and innovative silver binding.

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Martin 000-17E Whiskey Sunset

Great-sounding mahogany and spruce 000 includes Fishman electronics.

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Martin D-1 Authentic 1931

A cool re-creation of Martin’s first dreadnought.

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Martin CS-Bluegrass-16

Martin custom-shop tribute to bluegrass guitar legends.

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Martin DC-18E

Martin’s latest D-18 marries vintage specs with a cutaway and custom electronics.

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Elderly Instruments | Martin Dreadnought Junior

A cool dreadnought design from Martin Guitars, built with solid woods and with a size that falls in between a Little Martin and a standard Martin dreadnought.

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Martin 00-18 Authentic 1931

Vintage-style 12-fret re-creation with dynamic and complex tone.

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Martin 00-17S Whiskey Sunset

12-fret 00 fuses classic catalog guitar style with contemporary tone and feel.

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Martin OMC-28E

Great-sounding cutaway OM includes Fishman’s latest electronics package.

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Martin 00-15E Retro

Martin’s latest 14-fret 00 combines vintage-style design with the latest in amplification technology. A great-sounding small-body.

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Martin D12-35 50th Anniversary

A modern 12-string dreadnought celebrates a classic Martin model.

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2004 Martin Custom Shop OM

Teja Gerken demonstrates his custom OM.

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