Martin is an American guitar company specializing in acoustic guitars. Most of their instruments are still built at their facility in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and their legacy dates back all the way to 1833. Martin, in many ways, has helped to shape the look and sound of the American acoustic guitar. In fact, they invented the nowclassic dreadnought shape in an effort to help American country musicians who wanted more projection out of their guitars onstage.
Martin makes some incredibly beautiful (and expensive) instruments like the D28 and D45, but also more affordable guitars that will fit into the budgets of upandcoming players. Its also worth noting that Martin is spearheading much of the effort to protect endangered forests by seeking out alternate tonewoods where possible.