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Dreadnought: 100 Years of a Mighty Martin Guitar

Celebrate a century of an iconic acoustic guitar

In 1833, guitar maker Christian Frederick Martin crossed the ocean in search of freedom from restriction and the opportunities of a new land. Settling in Nazareth, PA, his arrival marked the beginning of what is now a 6-generation continuously family owned and operated company, C.F. Martin & Co., and a tradition of American guitar building.

One of Martin's greatest contributions to our musical landscape was its 1916 introduction of the Dreadnought style guitar. Named after the game changing British war ship, the HMS Dreadnought, this large-bodied, powerful acoustic guitar still thrives today. It is a primary tool of countless musicians, and a mainstay in the factories and shops of guitar builders around the globe.

Come visit this unique special exhibition and experience the Dreadnought for yourself.

Neighborhood: North Coastal

Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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(760) 438-5996

Date & Time

Jan 4 - ongoing

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Included with Museum Admission ($7-$10)

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