On the heel of the neck should be a penciled or stamped date with a month and year that it was assembled in.
Other areas that contain Serial Numbers are on the top of the Neck Plate and the front or back of the Head Stock.
Martin pioneered the Dreadnought - named after a battleship of all things - no doubt because of its big booming presence, the Martin flagship guitar model is the D28. If we don't have your choice of Martin Guitar in stock please ask, we will happily order it in for you. I’ll give you some truth about this model, it’s a D-28 with a few spec changes and additions.
Come visit our awesome new guitar room to try out the world’s most famous acoustic brand - C. The solid Sitka spruce top is enhanced with Martin’s VTS (Vintage Tone System) and the X-bracing is rearward shifted making for tight bass response.
Martin, along with his family, immigrated to New York from Germany.
The company has passed the business down from one Martin to the next.
Known the world over as the premier manufacturer of acoustic guitars, the Martin brand is synonymous with quality, tone and playability.
Owning a Martin acoustic guitar is the best decision you’ll ever make.
"Although other guitar makers may have the name, and they certainly do appreciate the history and the heritage, in my case, it's in my blood." Chris Martin describes the business as "focused on one thing, and we don't get distracted easily." The one thing is perfecting the art of guitar making, and, musicians say, Martin Guitars has done it better than most.
Christian Martin says that what makes his family's line of guitars so popular is the firm belief that the "guitar is really meant to complement the singer, not to overshadow the person playing it." This idea has been the catalyst for some of America's most beloved singer/songwriters for choosing Martin Guitars.
Among the artists who have chosen Martin Guitars as their "tool" are Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, David Crosby and John Mayer.
Dating a Fender Guitar by it’s Serial Number can be a little tricky.
In most cases you can only get a ball park range for your production date.