Why Love Martin Guitars

The Arts Music Store is proud to provide its customers with a variety of impeccable Martin acoustic guitars. The C. F. Martin Company has been handcrafting the world’s most-revered, recognizable, and elegant acoustic guitars since 1833 with the family-owned business supplying musicians of all genres. Martin guitars have been and always will be one of the most sought-after names on the market.

  • The bracing construction and dovetail neck joint of Martin guitars result in excellent resonance and acoustics as well as an abundance of range. The guitars are well known for their impressive projection, rich tone and full sound.
  • Models with HPL back and sides are highly resistant to temperature and humidity changes due to the sustainable woods and state-of-the-art composite materials used in the construction process.
  • The company’s Vintage Tone System treats the wood under high temperatures in a vacuum as a way to age it. This provides the popular open, finely tuned sound of vintages guitars.
  • Martin guitars come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, wood combinations and price points, but all with the same expert craftsmanship and trademark sound and tone they’re famous for. Some models such as the D-45 are known for their rich, warm and more resonant tone while others such as the D-18 offer a crisper, clearer and brighter tone.

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Taylor Academy Series

For the beginner or those looking for an affordable full sized Taylor, this series brings you Taylor quality at a great price.

Limited and Special Editions

Mahogany back and sides feature a choice of three distinctive top options: Lutz spruce, mahogany, or cedar.

More than 6-String Acoustics

Solid Sitka spruce paired with a selection of layered tonewoods make for a classic look and sound.

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The Grand Auditorium shape is an exceptional performer for all playing styles

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Martin Guitars

C.F. Martin & Company produces guitars for all tastes, skill levels and budgets from classic to cutting edge and humble to extravagant. Every Martin guitar is handmade by skilled craftspeople and has become the choice for hundreds of notable musicians throughout the years and across the globe such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Ed Sheeran, David Crosby, Dave Grohl, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Dierkes Bentley, Jimmy Buffet and John Mayer. Even Elvis, ‘The King of Rock and Roll’ and Johhny Cash played Martin guitars.

The American company, which is headquartered in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has been in business for almost 200 years now. It was founded by Christian Frederick Martin Sr. Way back in 1833 and has remained in his family ever since. Martin guitars are the perfect choice for all musical genres including folk, pop, rock, bluegrass, country, blues and classical. The company’s reputation is second to none when it comes to craftsmanship, quality, premium materials, commitment, tone and integrity. C.F. Martin has branched out over the years and also produces top-of-the-line guitar strings, mandolins and ukuleles. Other notable innovations include the 14-fret guitar, the Dreadnought size and X-bracing technology.

Throughout the company’s colourful history, C.F. Martin has successfully adapted to continual changes in the music industry with its innovation in design and manufacturing methods. However, one thing they’ve never changed is their commitment to top-quality products.

“Thank you The Arts Music Store for making my 50th b-day present experience a great one. Thank you for giving a care and for your amicable character and professionalism expressed to me and my wife. Can’t say enough about all o’ this. These guys are the best. Their product line-up is downright sexy and I think the fact that my wife also picked up a pink ukulele at the same time just made it even more fun than we could have hoped for. Thanks ‘The Arts Music Store’ — you rock!”

MARTIN DOUGLAS, CUSTOMER

“Nothing short of great! Extremely knowledgeable staff that go out of their way to accommodate their clientele. Customers derive benefit of the staffs in depth knowledge based on their experience as working musicians. Their experience, integrity, and in-depth knowledge of the industry means that you will get decent products to suit your own personal music needs, at fair prices and excellent service after they have made the sale. If these guys don’t truly love what they do, then they are brilliant actors! Have dealt with them for over 25 years and will continue to do so!
All the best to Archy and the gang!”

WILLY JOHN

“My son and I have taken up guitar this year and we have visited a few of the popular music shops in the GTA in search of the right gear to get started with. The Arts staff have consistently provided us with exceptional service and a ton of great advice without the pushy sales approach of some of the other shops.
Great service and fantastic products!”

DOMENIC I