C.F. Martin & Co.® has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years. It
continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards,
including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading
acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a
combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.
The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings and they
have been making their own strings since 1970. These include the successful Martin SP® Lifespan®
the fastest-growing long-life string in the industry, the exciting new Retro Strings line played
and loved by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber and the Martin SP Acoustic and SP Flexible Core lines,
which use an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.