We bring you the story of one of the most famous guitar manufacturers in the world. The city of Nazareth in Pennsylvania, USA, is home to the world-famous automotive family of Mario Andretti. Also, that’s home to Martin Company, the maker of the world-famous Martin guitars.
Why Martin guitars attract thousands of artists from a variety of music genres, from classical, jazz, and blues, read below.
Some of the most famous owners of Martin guitars are the most famous musicians. Guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page, and many others.
“The color of the tone, that’s what Martin’s guitar is famous for,” said Chris Thomas, Martin’s representative for the public and artists’ relations. The tone color, sound range, rosewood, and mahogany.
Firstly, there are a lot of guitars on the market trying to copy Martin. But Martin has been making his guitars for almost two centuries. To be more precisely from 1833 – or 188 years. That’s history.
The instrument-making process at Martin’s factory has been brought to perfection. The process itself is very precise and time-consuming from beginning to end. The factory uses only the best wood that exists, and this contributes to the Martin guitar being a real “diamond” in the world of instruments.
The demand thing among musicians is the sound quality. In the making process of these instruments, the attention is paid first to the sound quality, and then to the comfort of playing Martin’s guitar.
The guitar is finished when the strings are on it and the special team finishes the work on tuning the instrument. Actually, it is a combination of adjusting the neck, raising or lowering the strings, to make the guitar perfectly comfortable for the guitarists.
That’s all in order to achieve perfect intonation, to sound better, clearer, and louder expression. In short, that would be what sets Martin apart from other guitars.