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C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars

 
 
C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars Marker
Inscription. Established 1833

Christian Frederick Martin (1796-1873) established his first instrument shop on this site in the late Fall of 1833. He emigrated here with his family from the small town of Markneukirchen, Germany to form what would become C.F. Martin & Co., one of the World's most revered makers of musical instruments. Martin's innovations in acoustic guitar design—including the X-Braced Flat-Top Guitar and the Dreadnought Guitar—exerted a formative and lasting influence on American music and culture.
 
Erected 2008 by Tribeca Native, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 43.35′ N, 74° 0.483′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 196 Hudson Street and Vestry Street on 196 Hudson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House of Leonard Lispenard (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Shoreline Marker 1766 (approx. mile away); James Brown House (approx. mile away); Underground Railroad Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); 31 Harrison Street
C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. C.F. Martin & Co. Guitars Marker
Marker is somewhat small and easy to miss unless you're very close to the corner of the building.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Fluxhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); 203 Prince Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Engine Company 31 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  C.F. Martin Guitar Company History. (Submitted on October 20, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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