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Hal Leonard Martin Guitars: A History Standard


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The Martin Guitar company story from beginning to the modern era from industry experts.

Martin Guitars: A History is part of a 2-book set that covers the people, the places, and the stories of an American icon. Richly illustrated, this Hal Leonard book covers the Martin story right up to fifth-generation president Chris Martin IV.

Because the authors had complete access to official archives, this book is perhaps the most accurate and detailed reference on the topic of Martin Guitars. Leading up to the revitalization of the 1990s and the remarkable longevity of Martin's legacy, hundreds of photographs and documents effectively show the people and the guitars that made C.F. Martin & Company the iconic acoustic guitar industry leader.

A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide. Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, the story of Martin guitars comes to life in this long-awaited revision of the original Martin Guitars: A History book. Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and redesigned by well-known industry experts.

  • ISBN: 0634037854
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Width: 8.75"
  • Length: 11.25"
  • Book length: 240 pages


  • Authors: Dick Boak, Mike Longworth, Richard Johnson
  • Discusses the Martin story from its inception in 1833 to modern times