Martin & Co. - Still handmade, still the standard
Martin & Co. guitars are well known for their excellent sound en quality. People are working hard every day to handcraft these guitars, and that is what make them so special.
Meet the artisans.
Dan has been working at Martin for over 7 years. During his tenure, he has worked in Scheduling, Final Inspection, and Final Assembly. Dan’s favorite thing about working at Martin is imagining the person who eventually buys and enjoys the guitar he is working on. Dan believes that each guitar is a tool that can inspire the player and others to communicate and grow. Dan’s first guitar was built by his grandpop from a kit that he bought from Guitar Maker’s Connection. Dan’s favorite Martin model is the J-40 because it’s big and bold yet classy and elegant.
Dawn has been working at Martin for over 7 years. During her tenure, she has worked in Prefinish, Final Assembly, and Final Inspection. Dawn’s favorite thing about working at Martin is getting paid to play guitar and learn the ins and outs of building them. Dawn is proud to inspect every guitar that comes across her bench as if it were her own. Dawn's first guitar was a Martin custom that her father encouraged her to design. A year later, she started working at Martin, and the rest is history!
Rachel has been working at Martin for 4 years and has been in Prefinish since the beginning. Rachel spends her time sanding bodies and necks, diamond shaping, reworking, and sizing. Rachel’s favorite thing about working at Martin is knowing the finished product will be the reason someone smiles. Rachel’s favorite Martin is the D-45 because of its beautiful pearl inlay around the body and the extra time and care it takes to finish. Rachel puts her heart into her work, the same as musicians put into their music, and she enjoys knowing they are tied together through music.
Randy has been working at Martin for over 25 years. Randy has spent most of his tenure in the Sawmill and Machine Room producing the many thousands of parts that are used to build our guitars. Randy’s favorite thing about working at Martin is taking such great pride in the products he produces and knowing the employees put their hearts and souls into getting each guitar just right. For Randy, working at Martin is really a family affair, with the company employing his father for 47 years and currently employing his wife, aunt, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law.
Roman has been working at Martin for over 15 years. During his tenure, he spent most of his time in Tops & Backs, Custom Repair, and Final inspection. Roman’s favorite thing about working at Martin is getting to build and play the guitars but also working with the people who play them and hearing their unique stories. For Roman, playing guitar is as important as breathing, and he believes every guitar player should continue to practice and improve.
Stephanie has been working at Martin for over 22 years. During her tenure, she started out making strings and went on to work in Neck Assembly, Customer Repair, and Final Assembly. Stephanie’s favorite thing about working at Martin is using her hands to fix things and knowing the craftspeople take great pride in making Martin guitars, no matter which model they are working on. She is fascinated by how many family members work at Martin and how many married couples met while working here. Stephanie’s favorite Martin model is the D-45 because of its sheer beauty.