The Martin Guitar Company


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The Martin Guitar Company

martin guitar companyThe Martin Guitar Company is well known for its high quality, "Made In the USA" guitars. German immigrant Christian Frederick Martin founded the company in Nazareth, PA in 1833.From the very first guitar Martin dedicated himself and the Martin Guitar Company to producing only the highest quality of stringed instruments.

After over a century of producing instruments in the USA the Martin Guitar Company, in an effort to combat the onslaught of inexpensive imported guitars from Japan, contracted guitar manufacturing in the Land of the Rising Sun; Sigma Guitars was born in 1970. Shortly after Japan's post-war reconstruction the term "Made In Japan" became a catch-all phrase to conote something that was poorly assembled with cheap materials. But by 1970 the term had taken on quite a different meaning. Japanese workers became know as "craftsmen" because the pride they took in their work yielded often surprising results, particularly with stringed instruments. In fact, it is said that when a group of executive from CBS, now Fender guitar company's parent company, visited their Japanese plant they could only lament that "This is the kind of quality we should be turning out at home!" It is no secret that with the purchase of the Fender guitar company by CBS in 1965 marked the beginning of mass production and the (temporary) end of quality for Fender guitars.

In the early 80's I purchased a Sigma guitar, not knowing either who the Martin Guitar Company was or that Sigma was their Japanese offspring. It's a model DR-28, a specifically exact copy of the venerable Martin Guitar Company's D-28 dreadnought. It's constructed of the same quality materials; solid spruce top with matched mahogany back and sides for a full, warm tone. The fretboard is rosewood with pearl fret inlays; the bridge (to which I've added a pickup) is solid rosewood also.

The Sigma guitar manufactured in Japan by the Martin Guitar Company is a testament to both the quality of work that Japanese craftsmen are able to produce and the timeless design of Martin guitars. While Sigma guitars are no longer manufactured a good used one from the "Japanese Period" would satisfy all but the most demanding guitar player with its quality of construction and, more importantly, its sound.
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