C.F Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 175 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the "Dreadnought" size. One of the world's leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques along with those introduced by the company founder. The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings. Martin guitars and Martin Strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies; on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.
No matter what country or continent I traveled to, I absolutely have to have a guitar along for the ride. in 2014, I was blessed to be invited to be a featured Martin Guitar Ambassador along with my best frend, Danny Davis.
The first time I visited the Martin Guitar factory in Nazareth, PA, I was immediately blown away by the integrity that goes into the building of each and every guitar. Each person that I met had an incredible story and made me feel at home. One person that stood out was Dick Boak, and if you don't know who he is you should most definitely learn about his story here.
This summer we were able to partner with Martin Guitar on the Frendly Gathering and created a giant geodesic dome where festival-goers could perform for a chance to win a custom Martin x Frendly Gathering guitar and snowboard.
It's always been my goal and passion in life to bridge the worlds of snowboarding and music and with Martin Guitar that's finally possible.
Aside from music and snowboarding, Martin has inspired me to think about how my personal platforms stand to impact the world. You should check out their new partnership with the Nature Conservancy around Elephant conservation.