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C. F. Martin & Co.

C.F. Martin began his venture in 1833. Four generations later, Chris Martin IV is at the helm of this family business. Although there have been many changes over the past 178 years, one thing has remained consistent: C.F. Martin's commitment to quality. For over a century, Martin guitars have been considered the standard by which all others are measured.

The Minor Chord is proud to be an authorized C. F. Martin dealer. We always have a wide selection of Martin instruments for you to play and compare before you buy. Our prices are competitive with the national chains and reputable online dealers. If you are considering a C. F. Martin instrument and are within an hour's drive of our store, you owe it to yourself to pay us a visit!

For more information about C. F. Martin instruments please visit the C.F. Martin Company website.

Closeup of Martin HD-28

Current Inventory

As of December 7, 2022 we have the following Martin instruments in stock. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

Production Martin Models

Martin 00-15M Lefty

We like to have a few left handed guitars in stock here at the store, including a decent U.S. made solid wood model. Because of the superior comfort and popularity of the 00-15M, we stock it left handed as well. Despite being a smaller body shape, the all solid mahogany wood scheme yields plenty of warmth and volume. Understated looks but elegant at the same time. These wear in nicely as the years progress as well. Hardshell case included.

The specs:

  • 00 body shape
  • Solid mahogany back and sides
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Satin finish
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • Diamonds and squares abalone inlays
  • Modified low oval neck shape
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • Nickel butterbean tuners
  • Hardshell case included

Dreadnaught Jr

Released in 2015, the Dreadnaught Jr. guitars immediately impressed us.

The Dreadnaught Jr. is a scaled-down Dreadnaught shape with a slightly shorter 24-inch scale. This makes it extraordinarily comfortable to play. Another nice surprise is the solid sapele back and sides, an unusual feature in an under-$1,000 guitar. The top is available in solid Sitka spruce or solid sapele.

Thanks to the all-solid-wood construction, this guitar delivers a much bigger and surprisingly fuller sound than one would expect from the small body and short scale.

With its optional Fishman Sonitone electronics, you can enjoy this wonderful little guitar plugged in as well.

We stock the Dreadnaught Jr. Model DJr-10-02 (pictured), with a solid Sitka spruce top. Other models are also available by special order:

  • DJr-10-01 (Solid Sapele top)
  • DJr-10-01 (Solid Sapele top with pickup)
  • DJrE-10-02 (Sitka spruce top with pickup)

OOO Jr-10

Following the release of their super successful Dreadnaught Jr. models, Martin has released an even more comfortable 000Jr shape.

Here is the straight acoustic version, the 000Jr-10. Great value for the $499.00 price with all solid wood. Super comfy to play with the smaller 000 Junior body and the short 24 inch scale. Strung from the factory with Martin MM12 Retro lights, these strings do bring out a warm old-timey sound to the guitar. Martin gig bag included.

  • 000 Junior body style
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid sapele back and sides
  • Satin finish body and top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Martin Junior neck shape with high-performance taper
  • 24 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuners
  • Strung with Martin MM12 Retro light strings
  • Martin gig bag included

OOOC Jr-10

And here we have the cutaway acoustic/electric version of the 000 Junior series, the 000CJr-10E. As mentioned with the acoustic version above, the all solid wood sapele and Sitka spruce yields a warmer and fuller sound than expected from the body size. Shouldn't cause any uncomfortable issues for most players with the shape and shorter 24 inch scale. The Fishman Sonitone pickup system is convenient to have if needed. The Martin MM12 Retro strings seem to be a nice fit for these guitars. Martin gig bag included

  • 000 Junior body style with cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Solid sapele back and sides
  • Satin finish body and top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Martin Junior neck shape with high-performance taper
  • 24 inch scale
  • 1-3/4 inch nut width
  • Richlite bridge and fretboard
  • White Corian nut
  • Compensated white Tusq saddle
  • Chrome tuners
  • Fishman Sonitone electronics
  • Strung with Martin MM12 Retro light strings
  • Martin gig bag included
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