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Martin Guitars

510 Sycamore St., Nazareth, PA 18064
800-633-2060
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Nazareth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Description: Whether making guitars for god (Eric Clapton) or mortals, Martin Guitar does all 300 steps by hand.
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State College, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I happen to play guitar (and own a Martin) so I have to confess an immediate and obvious bias. This was like a trip home to the mother-ship. We got a behind the scenes tour which was actually quite fascinating and I was amazed at how it felt so personal, yet I know they must have done this thousands of... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Even if you don't play guitar, taking the one-hour factory tour of the C.F. Martin Guitars facility in Nazareth may inspire you to order an entry-level Martin sign up for lessons when you get home. It's an incredibly well-designed tour that takes you through the entire process of building a guitar, starting from wood selection to the finished product being... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I've been here for a second time and loved it all over again. In fact, I got to appreciate it more now than before (2 yrs ago). There is a museum, gift shop, beautiful clean bathrooms and super friendly staff. More so, there are a couple of guitars in the lobby that you can play and small table with crayons... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took the Behind the Scenes tour. Take the tour even if you don't play the guitar. It is an in-depth tour where you are amongst the machinery, employees, and guitars. It is not a superficial run through the manufacturing process. You'll be impressed with the work that goes into the guitars. The in-depth tour takes you downstairs and begins... More

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great tour if you love to see how something is made. Quaint museum and they have a room to play all the different models. I loved their 12 string. Best of all it is free.

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Bainbridge, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My son and I took a factory tour at Martin Guitar. You go on the shop floor and get to see up close how a guitar is made. The people who build the guitars are true craftsmen! It's amazing to watch them do all the intricate details that go into building a guitar. They also have a museum where you... More

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Ida, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The tours are free & even if you don't play it's very enjoyable. It's much more than what you'd expect !

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am in the musical instrument rental business and went to the Martin factory to see how much of American craftsmanship was still alive and well. I was very pleasantly surprised at the detail and time spent giving me a free tour of the factory. At over an hour with a knowledgeable guide who fielded a variety of questions from... More

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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent tour for all ages. Upon entering you are greeted by staff who will sign you up for the next available tour. Then until your tour group is called, you have time to wander through the museum area or visit the gift shop. The museum has a lot of martin acoustic guitar history from the very beginning of the company.... More

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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

An incredible, hour +, free, guided tour with headsets through the factory floor. Check the website for days and times, and don't naively hope (as I did) to see famous musicians shopping/ordering guitars, though a few do visit from time to time.

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