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Gallery of Iconic Guitars (GIG): Martin & Co

This guide will provide supporting information for the Gallery of Iconic Guitars, located on the first floor of Bunch Library.

About Martin & Co

"C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years.  It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the Dreadnought size. One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder. Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere."

Among those musicians who play Martin guitars, you will find such names as Vince Gill, Jake Bugg, Chris Cornell, Dierks Bentley, Ed Sheeran, Hunter Hayes, NEEDTOBREATHE, Of Monsters and Men, The Avett Brothers, Elle King, Jason Isbell, and Thomas Rhett.

Sources: About Martin Guitars, Martin Guitar Ambassadors

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