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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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Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Okay, I've owned a couple of Martin guitars so naturally I thought the factory tour was terrific, but my wife and daughter (not pickers) also enjoyed it. The tour is very thorough - you get to see all aspects of guitar construction - but not excessively long. The guides are regular Martin production employees who build the instruments so you... More

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Jersey Shore
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I found out about this by accident while reading a TripAdvisor review for another attraction - the reviewer mentioned this place. My son is a guitarist so I knew we had to check it out. We were in the area for a college tour and arrived at Martin at about 2:10. The last tour was supposed to be at 2:30... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Florida
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15 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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nj
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173 reviews 173 reviews
76 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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