The Martin Guitar Company will often send some reps around to different location throughout the US. During one of these episodes I had the opportunity to play some Martin Authentics. These guitars are built to “old world” standards, using hide glue and a bit more “hand” fitting in the process of construction.

Take a look:

These are two of many, and they are worth a try should one appear at your local guitar retailer.

Have fun picking just one of them!

The picture was taken at the Martin Guitar Factory is an example of a tooling bench.