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C. F. Martin & Co.

C.F. Martin began his venture in 1833. Four generations later, Chris Martin IV is at the helm of this family business. Although there have been many changes over the past 178 years, one thing has remained consistent: C.F. Martin's commitment to quality. For over a century, Martin guitars have been considered the standard by which all others are measured.

The Minor Chord is proud to be an authorized C. F. Martin dealer. We always have a wide selection of Martin instruments for you to play and compare before you buy. Our prices are competitive with the national chains and reputable online dealers. If you are considering a C. F. Martin instrument and are within an hour's drive of our store, you owe it to yourself to pay us a visit!

For more information about C. F. Martin instruments please visit the C.F. Martin Company website.

Closeup of Martin HD-28

Current Inventory

As of November 25, 2022 we have the following Martin instruments in stock. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

Production Martin Models

0M-42

If you're in the market for a truly special acoustic guitar that features comfort, sound, and beauty...look no further than the Martin OM-42! An eye-catching guitar for sure as the abalone inlays are tastefully appointed to the instrument.

The OM body shape is ideal for both strumming and fingerpicking. The select Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood tone woods will yield wonderful sounds with an awesome balance. OM's tend to be great studio guitars, often E.Q.'d flat.

It's not often we get these coming through the store. This will be a stand-out guitar in your collection for sure, one that will be played for generations to come. You'll see a price of $6,399.00 online, but because of our Retirement Sale we are offering it at only $5,599 with deluxe hardshell case included. That's $800 below the online price!

The specs:

  • Made in Nazareth, PA
  • 000-14 fret body shape
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Full gloss body and neck
  • Antique white binding
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Abalone rosette
  • Abalone top purfling
  • Ebony bridge with abalone snowflake inlays
  • White bridge pins with abalone dots
  • Mahogany neck
  • Modified low oval shape with High-performance taper
  • Bound ebony fingerboard
  • Abalone style 45 snowflake inlays
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Gold open gear tuners with butterbean knobs
  • Indian rosewood gloss headstock veneer with abalone block Martin logo
  • Deluxe hardshell case included

DX1E

Martin's X-Series Guitars represent great value. At under the 1K price point you get Martin sound, Martin quality, and added durability with the HPL bodies. Fishman pickup and Martin bag included.

The specs:

  • Dreadnaught body style
  • HPL Koa back/sides/top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Satin finish body and neck
  • Herringbone rosette
  • Natural birch laminate neck
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Richlite bridge and fingerboard
  • M.O.P. dot inlays
  • Performing Artist neck shape with High-performance taper
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • White corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuning machines with small buttons
  • Fishman MX system
  • Martin Bag included

D-18

There's not much we can say that hasn't already been said about Martin's all-time classic, the D-18. Big sound from the Dreadnaught body; the classic tone of the mahogany and Sitka spruce tonewood combination. Strum away in your living room or in the bluegrass jam, you'll certainly be heard playing the D-18.

It was redesigned a few years back with the slightly wider 1-3/4 inch nut with, aging toner top, and nickel open-gear butterbean tuners. Hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • Dreadnaught body shape
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid Sitka spruce top with aging toner
  • Gloss body finish
  • Forward-shifted and scalloped X-bracing
  • Ebony bridge and fingerboard
  • '18'-style abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Hardshell case included

Martin 00-15M Lefty

We like to have a few left handed guitars in stock here at the store, including a decent U.S. made solid wood model. Because of the superior comfort and popularity of the 00-15M, we stock it left handed as well. Despite being a smaller body shape, the all solid mahogany wood scheme yields plenty of warmth and volume. Understated looks but elegant at the same time. These wear in nicely as the years progress as well. Hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • 00 body shape
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Satin finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Diamonds and squares abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

Dreadnaught Jr

Released in 2015, the Dreadnaught Jr. guitars immediately impressed us.

The Dreadnaught Jr. is a scaled-down Dreadnaught shape with a slightly shorter 24-inch scale. This makes it extraordinarily comfortable to play. Another nice surprise is the solid sapele back and sides, an unusual feature in an under-$1,000 guitar. The top is available in solid Sitka spruce or solid sapele.

Thanks to the all-solid-wood construction, this guitar delivers a much bigger and surprisingly fuller sound than one would expect from the small body and short scale.

With its optional Fishman Sonitone electronics, you can enjoy this wonderful little guitar plugged in as well.

We stock the Dreadnaught Jr. Model DJr-10-02 (pictured), with a solid Sitka spruce top. Other models are also available by special order:

  • DJr-10-01 (Solid Sapele top)
  • DJr-10-01 (Solid Sapele top with pickup)
  • DJrE-10-02 (Sitka spruce top with pickup)

OOO Jr-10

Following the release of their super successful Dreadnaught Jr. models, Martin has released an even more comfortable 000Jr shape.

Here is the straight acoustic version, the 000Jr-10. Great value for the $499.00 price with all solid wood. Super comfy to play with the smaller 000 Junior body and the short 24 inch scale. Strung from the factory with Martin MM12 Retro lights, these strings do bring out a warm old-timey sound to the guitar. Martin gig bag included.

  • 000 Junior body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid sapele back and sides
  • Satin finish body and top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Martin Junior neck shape with high-performance taper
  • 24 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuners
  • Strung with Martin MM12 Retro light strings
  • Martin gig bag included

OOOC Jr-10

And here we have the cutaway acoustic/electric version of the 000 Junior series, the 000CJr-10E. As mentioned with the acoustic version above, the all solid wood sapele and Sitka spruce yields a warmer and fuller sound than expected from the body size. Shouldn't cause any uncomfortable issues for most players with the shape and shorter 24 inch scale. The Fishman Sonitone pickup system is convenient to have if needed. The Martin MM12 Retro strings seem to be a nice fit for these guitars. Martin gig bag included

  • 000 Junior body style with cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid sapele back and sides
  • Satin finish body and top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Martin Junior neck shape with high-performance taper
  • 24 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuners
  • Fishman Sonitone electronics
  • Strung with Martin MM12 Retro light strings
  • Martin gig bag included

C1K Koa Concert Uke

Here's a nice solid-koa concert uke at a reasonable price! Brighter, crisper tone than mahogany without being harsh. Satin lacquer finish. Includes Martin carrying bag.

T1K Koa Tenor Uke

Here's a nice solid-koa tenor uke at a reasonable price! Brighter, crisper tone than mahogany without being harsh. Satin lacquer finish. Includes Martin carrying bag.

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