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Six Generations of Excellence

But, having grown up in a bucolic area of Saxony, C.F. Martin was a country boy at heart, and the grind of big-city life wore on him and his family. After his wife returned from a trip to the rolling hills of Pennsylvania in 1838, he decided to settle down just outside of Nazareth, Pennsylvania—which is still the home of Martin Guitars almost two centuries later (Fun fact: Robbie Robertson said that the label reading “C.F. Martin Guitar Co., Nazareth, PA” was what inspired the first line of “The Weight”).

Out in Pennsylvania, Martin Guitars flourished under C.F.’s leadership to the point that they outgrew the operation on their property and opened up a proper plant in 1859. Part of the reason for their rapid growth was their new X-brace construction, which gave their guitars that trademark Martin power and high-end resonance. X-bracing didn’t catch on until the steel-string explosion in the next century, but it would eventually become the industry standard.