For over 175 years C.F Martin & Co have been creating what are often regarded as the finest acoustic guitars in the world. Since being founded by German immigrant Christian Frederick Martin Sr. in 1833, they have grown to define the acoustic guitar sound. Now based in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Martin Guitars are known as not only the most historic and iconic manufacturer of acoustic guitars but one of the oldest and most well known manufacturers of music instruments, period. As one of the oldest family owned businesses still operating today, Martin continue to innovate by introducing new techniques and features as well as continuing many traditions that have become industry standard such as X Bracing, the 14-Fret Neck Join as well as Dreadnought and 000 Body shapes. No matter what style of music you play, whether it be rock, country, folk, blues or more, Martin Guitars will have a guitar to fit your needs.