The Martin Custom Shop exists for artists, a simple statement but one that Martin does not take lightly. Artists are not a demographic; a piece of the marketplace to be acquired. If you play music, you are a musician, an artist, and Martin believes that the world is a better place because of you.
The relationship between musicians and their instruments has always been a unique bond. Many of C. F. Martin’s most innovative and truly revolutionary designs have been the results of collaborations with musicians. Every time a spruce brace is carved, a mahogany neck is shaped or a piece of custom pearl is created, C.F. Martin does it with the artist, in mind. With the artist’s vision in hand, Martin’s artisans cut, sand, carve and craft the finest materials into an instrument, a working muse of everyday inspiration.
We are excited that we are, at times, able to offer some of the C.F. Martin Custom Shop creations right here at Harry & Jeanie West’s Fine Musical Instruments.