C.F. Martin & Company was started in 1836. Be welcomed by a stunning guitar carved into the lobby floor as you start an unforgettable visit to the Martin Guitar Museum. The shop is packed with souvenirs along with popular guitars to strum as you shop. Take the time to head over to the original factory on North Street, Guitarmaker's Connection, which is now the home of a selection of luthier tools, guitar parts and kits.