If there's one luthier's name that goes hand-in-hand with the history of the instrument itself, it's C.F. Martin. Through more than six generations of guidance by the same family, Martin acoustic guitars have been setting the standard for craftsmanship and attention to detail as long as there's been a standard to set. The result is a line of incredibly well-conceived and fine-tuned instruments for guitarists of all skill levels from beginner to expert. No matter what you're looking for in an acoustic guitar, their huge selection guarantees that there's a Martin model built to suit.
With that in mind, choosing your own Martin guitar is a process that starts from within: step one is to decide on what you're looking for. From there, you can narrow down the options based on your budget and style until you find the perfect fit. For example, if you're a beginner looking for big dreadnought sound in a package that's portable enough to take to lessons and affordable enough for any budget, check out the Martin X Series LX1 Little Martin Acoustic Guitar. Want the same features, but with the ability to connect to an acoustic guitar amp? The LX1E is for you. Or, if you're a gigging pro looking for an ultra-high-end instrument, try the Martin Standard Series D-28 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar on for size.
There's a lot more to Martin than just their traditional instruments, too. Some of the acoustic guitars in this section are purpose-built or just plain unique. Take the Steel-String Backpacker Acoustic Guitar, for example: it's small enough to take anywhere, with a distinctive body shape that gives it surprisingly full sound for its size. You'll also find signature models like the Martin OO-DB Jeff Tweedy Signature Acoustic Guitar, and vintage specialties such as the Martin OM-18 Authentic 1933 Acoustic Guitar. So whether you like a modern instrument or a golden age throwback, it's waiting for you here.
You have every reason to expect great things from a name as legendary as C.F. Martin, and all it takes is a quick glance at this section to see they've come through in fine style. With Martin acoustic guitars, your skill level and style don't matter - because there are so many options that you can always find a perfect fit.