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Martin Guitars

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Address: 510 Sycamore St., Nazareth, PA 18064
Phone Number: 800-633-2060
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Description: Whether making guitars for god (Eric Clapton) or mortals, Martin Guitar...
Whether making guitars for god (Eric Clapton) or mortals, Martin Guitar does all 300 steps by hand.
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Musical History

One of Nazareth, Pennsylvania's tucked away secrets! What a fascinating and informative experience on learning how the infamous Martin Guitar is made. From tree to tune, this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

One of Nazareth, Pennsylvania's tucked away secrets! What a fascinating and informative experience on learning how the infamous Martin Guitar is made. From tree to tune, this is a must see for anyone who likes or loves music! Loved hearing about the history of the company and the evolution of the guitar. Be sure to take the time to check... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Two friends and I visited the Martin Guitar Factory on a Wednesday morning in early September 2014. The current factory campus is located in Nazareth, approximately 6 miles north on Route 512 from Route 22. The original factory opened in 1959 on North Street in Nazareth and functions today as a guitar-making and repair workshop. (You can visit each location... More 

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northeastern US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Martin Guitar's factory tour is interesting, entertaining, and it smells good in there! This is a free tour; just show up and you can usually get on the next tour. The tour guides talk about the history of the company, the product's evolution, the musicians who have used Martin Guitars, etc. You can see the people making guitars and the... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My Husband and I took the free tour of the factory. Our guide was extremely well informed and took his time with us, he answered all our questions. I couldn't believe how dustfree and clean it was. We enjoyed our tour of the museum also.

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Buena Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I love factory tours, and this is one of the best I have ever seen! For about 75 minutes our guide walked us through the production line from raw materials to finished products. He was very knowledgeable, humorous, and articulate about what the employees were doing each step of the way. Some steps are technical, some artistic, some computer driven... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited the famousMartin Guitar Complex with my childhood friend. We both enjoy music and thought it would be nice. We were not disappointed! . The tour was free, the tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Was wonderful to tour the factory and see how each piece is carefully assembled and lovingly put together to make magnificent musical instrument that... More 

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Bel Air, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice free tour of the Martin Guitar factory to see how Martin Guitars are made. Very informative and shows how a guitar is made from start to finish.

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Michigan
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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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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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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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