C.F. Martin & Company has been hand crafting some of the best guitars money can buy since 1833. Having built more than one million guitars over their nearly two centuries in business, it's not surprising that C. F. Martin has been responsible for some of the most innovative designs in guitar history including the 14-fret neck, and the Dreadnought guitar.
At Advance Music we proudly stock a fine selection of Martin guitars. From the affordable X series guitars to the Standard, Vintage and Performing Artist and Custom Shop series of guitars, you will find a wonderful instrument that will fit your budget. We currently have several Custom Shop Martin guitars that feature Madagascar rosewood sides and back, with Adirondack or Sitka spruce tops, also Cocobola sides and back with Carpathian spruce top. We have some remarkable bearclaw Adirondack and Sitka topped guitars as well.
Every time we carve a spruce brace, shape a mahogany neck or create a piece of custom pearl, we do it with you, the artist, in mind.
C. F. Martin
The relationship between musicians and their instruments has always been a unique bond. Many of C. F. Martin's most innovative and truly revolutionary designs have been the results of collaborations with musicians. Every time we carve a spruce brace, shape a mahogany neck or create a piece of custom pearl, we do it with you, the artist, in mind. A musician's need to play music is not a choice. It is a necessary part of their lives. It is the musician's desire to share their particular gift of interpreting everyday elements and experiences into lyrics and melody that move and inspire others. At the C. F. Martin Custom Shop, we share the same passion. With your vision in hand, our artists cut, sand, carve and craft the finest materials into an instrument, a working muse of everyday inspiration. A functional work of art that acts as the prism through which you can view, shape and inspire the world around you.
Stop by Advance Music and play a Martin guitar today!
Responsible Guitar Building
As Vermonter's the preservation and management of natural resources is important to us. It's great to know that Martin Guitar embraces the judicious management and responsible use of traditional materials and encourages the introduction of alternative wood species.
Martin Guitar is committed to sourcing wood and wood fiber products that avoid the following circumstances:
- Illegally harvested wood
- Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights
- Wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities
- Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use
- Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted