Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

January 14–December 7, 2014

C. F. Martin IV, David Gansz

David LaPlante, David Gansz, Richard Johnston

Dick Boak

Matt Umanov, Fred Oster, George Gruhn, Stan Werbin


Inventing the American Guitar: The Pre-Civil War Innovations of C. F. Martin and His Contemporaries


The Early Martin Guitar Study Group

Philadelphia, October, 2009

Peter Szego, Matt Umanov, Arian Sheets, Tom Crandall, Marc Silber, David Gansz, David LaPlante, Steve Kovacik, Fred Oster, Greig Hutton, Richard Johnston

(Photo by Dick Boak)

Philadelphia, May, 2008

Peter Szego, Tom Crandall, David LaPlante, Fred Oster, David Gansz, Dick Boak, Matt Umanov, Richard Johnston, Jim Baggett

(Photo by Billy Mitchell)