Setting Up and Tuning a 19th-century Martin Guitar with Tuning Pegs

Many 19th century Martin Guitars came from the factory with either ivory or ebony tuning pegs, like a violin (as opposed to geared tuners like modern guitars). Early Martins often had ebony pegs. But many of the 1850- 1890’s Martins had beautiful ivory tuning pegs. If you take the time to learn to properly tune [...]

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Martin Guitars – Timeline for Design and Model Changes, 1833 – 1969

"Coming soon– an Interactive Timeline for Martin Guitars– an annotated history of Martin Guitar features/changes/styles/idiosyncrasies from 1833 to today".