Steeped in history, CF Martin continues the tradition founder Christian Frederick Martin Sr. began more than a century and a half ago of steadfast adherence to high standards of musical excellence. Martin not only set the industry standard with the 14-fret acoustic guitar, they were also the innovators behind the now ubiquitous "Dreadnought" guitar, with their D18 and D28 Martin Dreadnoughts remaining industry champions alongside their 000 and Performing Artist series. Since 1833, unmatched experience coupled with modern innovation has resulted in remarkable longevity for Martin, a company widely considered to be the gold standard for acoustic guitars. Notable artists who have played Martin guitars include the likes of Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, John Mayer and Johnny Cash. Look to AMS to provide your personal 'Martin Experience'.