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  • Martin D-42 Special Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

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    Martin D-42 Special Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar In conjunction with former Martin employee Dick Boak, Martin Guitar is proud to introduce a st...

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  • Martin D-45 Modern Deluxe Spruce VTS/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar - Natural

    Original price $10,699.00 - Original price $10,699.00
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    Martin D-45 Modern Deluxe Spruce VTS/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar - NaturalThe D-45 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage and it is packed wit...

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  • Martin D-45 Standard Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Spruce/Rosewood

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    Martin D-45 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Spruce/Rosewood The D-45 is a decked out Dreadnought in Martin's Standard Series. It is the most ornate of...

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  • Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS Adirondack Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar - Aged

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    Martin D18 Authentic 1937 Spruce VTS/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar - Aged This Authentic Series replication of a 1937 D-18 stays true to the original w...

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  • Martin D-18 Authentic 1937 VTS - VTS Adirondack Spruce/Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic

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    1937 was an excellent year for guitars with a perfect storm of craftsmanship, innovation, and materials. This Authentic Series replication of a 193...

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  • Martin 000-42 Modern Deluxe Spruce VTS/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

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    Martin 000-42 Modern Deluxe Spruce VTS/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar The 000-42 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed wi...

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  • Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

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    Martin D-42 Modern Deluxe Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar The D-42 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed with custo...

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  • Martin Custom Shop Alamo Exclusive OM - Adirondack Spruce/Rosewood

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    Martin Custom Shop OM 14-Fret Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Our Top Selling Martin Custom Shop Guitar is back in stock! This guitar was special...

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  • Martin Custom Shop HD28 "HD Wild" Spruce/Wild Grain Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

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    Martin Custom Shop HD28 "HD Wild" Spruce/Wild Grain Rosewood Acoustic GuitarFrom the Martin Custom Shop, a HD28 that features stunning Wild Grain R...

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  • Pre-Owned Martin D-42 Standard Series Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar | Used

    Original price $5,850.00 - Original price $5,850.00
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    Pre-Owned Martin D-42 Standard Series Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Comes w/ Original Hardshell Case. *Pre-Owned items are sold as-is, sale is ...

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  • Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought Cutaway Spruce/Flamed Koa Acoustic/Electric Guitar

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    This Martin Custom Shop Dreadnought was a pick from NAMM 2023-- it is a cutaway/electronics model with Sitka Spruce & Flamed Koa, equipped with...

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  • Martin Custom Shop Alamo Exclusive Deep Body OM - Adirondack/Flamed Mahogany

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    Our latest Martin Custom Exclusive is here and ready to bring you to a flatpicker's paradise. This "deep body" OM model has the OM/000 body shape, ...

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  • Martin D-41 Standard Series Sitka/Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

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    Martin D-41 Sitka/Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar The Martin D-41 is beautifully inlaid in stunning abalone pearl and appointed with gold tun...

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  • Martin 000-28E Modern Deluxe Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar | New

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    Martin 000-28E Modern Deluxe Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar The 000-28E Modern Deluxe is packed with vintage appointments, custom featur...

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  • Martin D-28E Modern Deluxe Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/ Case | New

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    Martin D-28E Modern Deluxe Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic-Electric Guitar w/ Case The D-28E Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage plus Fishman A...

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  • Pre-Owned Martin Custom Shop Alamo Exclusive Deep Body OM - Adirondack/Flamed Mahogany | Used

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    Pre-Owned Martin Custom Shop Alamo Exclusive Deep Body OM - Adirondack/Flamed Mahogany Our latest Martin Custom Exclusive is here and ready to bri...

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  • Pre-Owned 1975 Martin D-35 Sunburst Acoustic Guitar | Used

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    Pre-Owned 1975 Martin D-35 Sunburst Acoustic Guitar Comes w/ Original Hard-shell case. Guitar recently had a neck reset and setup. Great conditio...

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  • Pre-Owned Martin OM-28e Modern Deluxe Acoustic Guitar | Used

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    Pre-Owned Martin OM-28e Modern Deluxe Acoustic Guitar "Pre-Owned items are sold as-is, sale is final."

  • Martin D-28 Modern Deluxe Dreadnought - VTS Spruce/Rosewood

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    The D-28 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed with custom features and modern technology that you have to see, feel...

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  • Martin 00-28 Modern Deluxe Series Acoustic Guitar w/ Case

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    Martin 00-28 Modern Deluxe Series Acoustic Guitar w/ Case The 00-28 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed with cust...

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  • Martin D-18E Modern Deluxe Series Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural

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    Martin D-18E Modern Deluxe Series Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural The D-18 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This ...

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  • Martin Standard Series J-40 Jumbo Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar

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    Martin Standard Series J-40 Jumbo Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Classic styling with a tight-waisted jumbo body shape, the J-40 is constructed f...

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  • Martin GPCE Inception Maple Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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    Martin GPCE Inception Maple Grand Performance Acoustic-Electric GuitarMartin is unlocking the sonic beauty of sustainable tonewoods with the all-n...

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  • Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe Spruce/Mahogany Acoustic Guitar

    Original price $3,799.00 - Original price $3,799.00
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    Martin D-18 Modern Deluxe Spruce/Rosewood Acoustic Guitar The D-18 Modern Deluxe is a new take on Martin Vintage. This guitar is packed with custo...

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C. F. Martin & Co.

For close to two centuries, C. F. Martin & Co. has been building guitars that not only make a quality tone but are played by the pros. This aspirational status makes a Martin guitar a must-have among players who want a superior acoustic instrument.

Beyond sound and design, C. F. Martin & Co. has sought to innovate among the guitar market during its lengthy history, introducing X-bracing, a 14-fret guitar, Titanium Core strings, and Dreadnought size and, more recently, striving toward more sustainable manufacturing from their facilities in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and Mexico.

Learning the art of guitar making in Germany, immigrant Christian Friedrich Martin started a guitar shop in 1833 after arriving in New York City, basing his models on the trade he acquired through Johann Stauffer. In less than a decade, Martin revised his design, moving away from a European style toward slotted square-head pegs and shorter rectangular bridges. It was during these early years that Martin devised and implemented the X-bracing system of internal struts and braces for support. Going across the soundboard, the design of the X-bracing system would influence the tone of Martin guitars going forward.

As popularity for guitars grew during and following the Civil War, Martin continued to revise its design, utilizing cleaner lines and quality rosewood and mahogany hardwoods and eventually borrowing some of the details from their line of mandolins. Beyond the visuals, Martin started adding a bar — first made of ebony and then steel — to the guitar’s neck to handle the tension created through steel strings.

Later, as the banjo’s popularity faded and the guitar usurped its role in popular music, Martin introduced a 14-fret neck, which became a standard feature not only among its own guitars but across other American-made brands.

Another definitive feature, the Dreadnought body was developed early in the 20th century to accompany vocal-based music and saw its popularity increase among folk musicians in the ‘30s and again in the ‘60s.

As acoustic guitars found their niche among rock music and their listeners, Martin continued to advance its features and designs. In 1998, the X Series presented a more budget-friendly version with high-pressure laminate tops and resin fingerboards and bridges. By 2001, the Road Series showed a solid wood guitar with a quality tone could be affordable.

Bridging the past with the present, Martin has been revisiting its classic designs in recent years with its Authentic Series and Retro Series, the latter of which features electronic components for more versatility.

Whether folk or an acoustic rock set has influenced your musical tastes, find Martin guitars at Alamo Music Center. Browse new and used models today, including Dreadnought and 14-fret OM options, and take advantage of our multiple financing and layaway options, including 12- to 48-month no-interest financing at times.

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