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Martin Guitars

510 Sycamore St., Nazareth, PA 18064
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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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have owned a Martin Guitar for 40+ years and have always wanted to visit. The factory and visitors center is very well done. There is a guitar museum loaded with historical Martin Guitars. There is a store where you can buy Martin gear and an area to play one of several guitars. There is also a factory tour where... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

First time. This place is real neat. They have a museum with all the guitars they made through our the years. In the lobby their is several guitars that you can actually play. The factory tour is wonderful. Lot of craftsmenship goes into making a Martin. It's worth the drive, the tour is free.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I drove from Pittsburgh to Nazareth and it took most of the day. I stayed in New Bethlehem since it had hotels. The factory tour was a blast! I learned so much about the building of a guitar. The museum was first class too! Check this off my Bucket List.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The tour at Martin Guitar was fascinating. It not only is educational but entertaining. I learned a lot about the history of Martin guitar but also of music and some musicians. I never realized how many differect guitars are made. I was also able to play a guitar in their on site music studio.

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
71 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We'd been wanting to see the Martin Guitar Factory for years. We finally had an opportunity to visit, and enjoyed both their museum and the tour of guitars in all stages of being finished. They even had a rehearsal room where guests could play and sing--we enjoyed the mini-concert of two young people exhibiting great harmony with Mom playing along.... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a fantastic, all inclusive tour of the guitar making process from beginning to finished product. The tours are guided by people who are knowledgeable about the history and workings of the factory. There is a museum full of instruments, some designed for famous players, a gift shop and a room where you can play some of the latest... More

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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

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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