Wednesday, September 28, 2016, we visited the Martin Museum, located at the factory, after we toured the factory. With the guitars behind glass, it was difficult to obtain decent pictures.
Many well-known people have played Martin guitars, including Joan Baez, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Kurt Cobain, Gene Autry, Sting, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffet, Jimmy Page, Tom Petty - the list goes on. Most well-known musicians apparently own or owned a Martin guitar.
|A wall of musicians who have or have played Martin guitars.|
|Some newer guitars.|
|I think this was the 500,000 Martin guitar but I am not sure. If so, it was built in 1990.|
|Older guitars looked like this. Not much|
different than what you see today, eh?
|A story of how Martin came to Nazareth, PA.|
|More guitars owned by famous people.|
|This is the one millionth guitar, |
produced in 2004. It took three years
to build. Its value is $1 million.
|This is the front of the guitar.|
|More guitars played by famous people.|
|This was Andy Griffith's guitar.|
Guitars are lovely to look at, and beautiful to play. Music is a wonderful hobby and it's worth playing if only for yourself. Don't ever let anyone tell you that picking up a guitar is a waste of time. Do it for yourself. After all, it's your life. Make it sing.