CF Martin Guitars
Martin & Tobias Music
Here at our shop, we have had a lengthy history with our friends at CF Martin Guitars. And Martin Guitars also hold a special place in our history here at Tobias Music. You see, Martin Guitars were the very first product ordered for our shop as Mom and Dad prepared to open for business in fall of 1978. When it came time to take delivery of our first shipment of guitars, the shop wasn’t quite ready. The delivery truck actually brought the boxes to Mom and Dad’s house a few blocks from the store. One of the guitars that was in the first shipment had been reserved for a friend of the family. Once the Martin Guitars arrived, the family friend stopped by the house to pick it up. The very first official sale recorded for Tobias Music was a Martin Guitar and it was purchased out of Mom and Dad’s living room. More on this first official sale Martin Guitar can be found on our “About Us” page.
CF Martin & Co. Guitars – Where the Music Begins
Over 180 Years of Martin
The company, founded in the U.S. has been continuously family owned and operated for six generations. Currently headed by Chairman and CEO Christian Frederick Martin IV, the company has been handed down five times since it was started by German immigrant Christian Frederick Martin Sr. in 1833.
Our signature product and Martin’s seamless tradition of quality to this day remain a significant source of pride for my family and all of those who are involved in crafting these extraordinary instruments,” said Martin Guitar Chairman and CEO Christian Frederick Martin IV. “Since 1833 musicians have connected with audiences everywhere the world over, showcasing their talent and virtuosity over all genres. Martin’s significance and cultural impact over 175 years is simply immeasurable.
Embraced by artists all over the world, the Martin guitar has helped define virtually all genres of music, from classical and country to blues, folk and acoustic rock. The list of Martin players, past and present, reads like a Who’s Who of the musical world and includes such legends as Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, John Mayer and countless others..
CURRENT CF MARTIN GUITARS INVENTORY
Below is a sampling of the guitars that we have ordered for our shop. Keep in mind that guitars are coming and going all the time. We will keep up to date as much as possible. If you are interested in a model not shown, please don’t hesitate to contact us.