The Martin Archives gives readers a unique inside look into C.F. Martin & Co.'s reign as America's oldest and most revered guitar maker--viewed through a selection of images, correspondence, documents and reproduced artifacts chosen from some 700,000 items the company has amassed over nearly two centuries. Many of these have lain unseen in the Martins' attic or vault for generations.
In addition to all that is on its pages, The Martin Archives ($45.00 retail) also contains pockets with reproductions of illuminating bits of its history, including old company records, letters from stars such as Gene Autry and Jimmie Rodgers, the purchase order for the first D-45 guitar, a handwritten history of the company on its 100th birthday by Frank Henry Martin and more.
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