C. F. Martin & Company

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C.F. Martin & Company is a U.S. guitar manufacturer established in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin. Martin is highly regarded for its steel-string guitars and is a leading mass-manufacturer of flattop acoustics. Martin instruments can cost thousands of dollars, and vintage instruments often cost six figures. The company has also made several models of electric guitars and electric basses.