There are few, if any, modern guitar makers with the history of C.F. Martin & Co. Fewer still that remain family owned. Fortunately for those of us that enjoy learning about the history of the guitar and guitar making, the Martin family have maintained a lot of historical information regarding the early days of the company in Nazareth, PA.
In the video below, Chris Martin provides a little historical information, and company archivist Dick Boak provides a tour of some of the Nazareth factory where guitars were made from 1859 through 1964: