Visit Martin Guitar Factory, Museum and Visitors Center in Nazareth

Every year thousands of guitar enthusiasts visit the Martin museum and factory to enjoy what’s inside the world of Martin Guitar.

The Martin Guitar Museum

A center for reflection, bringing together music history, culture and craftsmanship. As part of their mission, the museum is dedicated to preserving and enhancing their unique heritage and the history of music.

A collection of historical instruments, memorabilia, photographs and other objects tell the Martin story — past and present — and their commitment to keeping the music alive. The museum includes more than 200 rare, vintage instruments that are on display and it honors the artists who created music history, from Gene Autry and Johnny Cash to Elvis and John Mayer. No charge.

The Factory Tour

See how Martin guitars come to life through the hands of the craftsperson. Workers take such extreme pride in the guitars they produce that they open their doors every workday for guided public tours of our factory. It’s the best way we know to show how deeply committed Martin is to building the finest steel-string acoustic guitars in the world.

More than 300 separate steps are required to complete one Martin guitar. This is a fascinating blend of old-world craftsmanship and modern technology.

Tours are conducted Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No charge.

The museum and factory tours are only part of the attraction. During your visit you will not want to miss: 

The 1833 Shop

The official source of Martin-branded merchandise that appeals to the music lover in all of us. There you will find apparel, novelties & collectibles, books & posters, and guitar cases & accessories. 

The Pickin’ Parlor 

A private room where you can play high-end and limited-edition guitars.

The Play Me Wall 

Where the world comes to play the new factory offerings and some of Martin’s best-known and top-selling guitars.

The Guitarmaker’s Connection 

A woodworker’s dream. Step back in time and escape to the Guitarmaker’s Connection. Housed in the original Martin factory on North Street in the heart of Nazareth, some highlights include guitar making kits, guitar parts and luthier tools, guitar accessories, and guitar repair & construction books.

The Martin Repair Shop offers both warranty and non-warranty repairs on Martin instruments.

Tradition is not bought, but built. 

Martin Guitar . . . 180 years of Tradition. 

 

C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., 510 Sycamore Street, Nazareth, PA 18064 | 610-759-2837

 

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