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February 22, 2023
Tools for Your Craft

Martin Guitar Buying Guide

C.F. Martin is one of the original acoustic guitar builders, and one of America's oldest companies still in operation. Headquartered in scenic Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Martin has always been at the forefront of acoustic guitar craft, with groundbreaking models from the classic D-18 to the modern SC-13E. If you're in the market for an acoustic guitar that will last a lifetime, Martin is a great place to look.

Martin offers a wide selection of body shapes, tonewood complements, and price points. Follow our buying guide to find the guitar that fits your playing style and budget.
Martin Modern Deluxe Series
Melding contemporary looks and technology with time-tested designs, the Modern Deluxe Series offers features like carbon fiber bridge plates and Martin's Vintage Tone System that makes the wood sound like it's been broken-in for years. Guitars like the 000-18 Modern Deluxe have the classic Martin look -- plus new features that level up the playing experience for today's player.
Martin Standard Series
The Martin Standard Series consists of the quintessential models that make Martin the venerable company that they are today. This series includes famed instruments such as the D-28, OM-42, and 000-18. Carry the torch of iconic American-made guitars that are as classic as apple pie!
Martin 15 Series
If you're looking for an American-made Martin that has a warm tone, the 15 Series is for you. Utilizing mahogany as the main tonewood, these guitars are available at affordable prices, while remaining made in Nazareth, Pennsylania along with all Standard and Modern Deluxe Series.
Martin Strings and Accessories
Are you a Martin aficionado looking for a way to enhance your favorite acoustic guitar? Or maybe you're trying to find a gift for the Martin lover in your life? We've put together a guide to our full selection of Martin accessories, from strings and cases, to straps, accessories, and more!