Not many companies predate the Civil War. Since 1833 Martin has created instruments that have transcended nearly every turning point in American history. There is really no adequate way to quantify Martin’s contributions to music. We have to go from what we know. What we know is that players can pick up Martin acoustics from any generation and feel the craftsmanship and history that goes into each instrument. Martin has adapted their practices over the nearly 2 centuries they have been in business to make this feeling accessible to any price point.