C. F. Martin & Co. is a smoke-free campus as of January 1, 2009.
Inside the Visitors Center
Your guided factory tour starts in the lobby of the Visitors Center which houses the entrance to the Martin Guitar Museum, 1833 Shop and a gallery wall of famous Martin owners. Guests are also invited to visit the Pickin' Parlor to play some of Martin's high-end and Limited Edition models.
Martin Guitar Museum
The Martin Guitar Museum is a centre for reflection, bringing together music history, culture and craftsmanship. Attractive displays showcase over 170 exquisitely crafted guitars that parallel our history. Through six generations, our Company's legendary heritage has helped create music history and define musical culture.
The 1833 Shop
The ideal place to buy a souvenir and play some of our best known and top-selling guitars. The 1833 Shop offers a dazzling selection of Martin apparel, souvenirs and collectables.
The Guitarmaker's Connection
To complete your experience, we invite you to visit the original Martin factory and old Martin Homestead on North Street. Today it is home to the Guitarmaker's Connection, a retail store that offers a unique collection of luthier tools.
Every year thousands of guitar enthusiasts visit the Martin museum and factory to enjoy what's inside the world of Martin Guitar.
Guided Factory Tours
As a visitor on the factory floor, your guided tour will show you how our guitars come to life through the hands of the craftsperson.
Explore the art of guitarmaking, from old world tools to our state-of-the-art facility. Follow a guitar from rough lumber to a finished product which requires more than 300 steps to complete.
Tour Information and Guidelines
Tours last approximately one hour. Photographs are allowed without a flash. Video cameras, recorders or cell phones are not permitted. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Conducted at regular intervals between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday. First-come, first-served basis. No charge
Scheduled between 8:00 am and 10:30 am, Monday through Friday. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Nominal fee.
Please use our Group Tour Request Form.
The Martin Guitar Museum and Visitors Center
This is the destination for thousands of visitors each year, offering guests the opportunity to explore Martin's impressive history through an interactive experience. Martin Guitar is located in the town of Nazareth, within in the Lehigh Valley and near the eastern border of Pennsylvania. The region is rich with opportunities for visitors. For more information on what to see and do in the Lehigh Valley, visit lehighvalleypa.org.
Guitarmaker's Connection (Old Factory)
I-80 AND POINTS NORTH: PA Route 33 South to PA Route 191 (Stockertown Exit)*.
I-78, US ROUTE 22 AND POINTS SOUTH: Route 33 North to PA Route 191 (Stockertown Exit)*.
*Coming from either direction (at the Route 191/Stockertown Exit) follow PA Route 191 South into Nazareth. Turn right onto Rose Inn Ave. Proceed to Beil Ave., turn left. The Martin Factory is on the corner of Beil Ave. and Sycamore St.
The Martin Guitar Museum and Visitors Center: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
The Guitarmaker's Connection (*GMC at the Old Factory): 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
1833 Shop: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Visit our Martin Owners Club page for updates.
No. 6 Fretboard Journal's Guitarist Bucket List Take a factory tour at C.F. Martin & Co in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.