About Martin Guitars:
Founded in 1833, C.F. Martin & Co. is one of the longest-standing guitar makers in the United States. Plenty of guitarists consider Martin's instruments to be the best guitars anywhere, and while the choice of instrument is a subjective thing, for many of us they're probably right. Today, the company is still owned and run by the Martin family, and they go to great lengths to follow the tradition of quality and craftsmanship started by Christian Frederick Martin so many years ago. As you might expect from a luthier who's been in the business so long, Martin can take credit for a few design features that have become industry standards today. The two best examples are probably scalloped bracing and the dreadnought shape for acoustic guitars. If you want to go straight to the source to get a dreadnought from the very people who invented it in the first place, check out Martin's lineup of amazing instruments like the Custom MMV, Standard Series HD-35 and Performing Artist Series DCPA4. For a sound tailored to more modern pop, check out the Martin Ed Sheeran Signature X Guitar
If you want the most versatile guitar you can get your hands on, one of Martin's acoustic-electric models should fit the bill. Loaded with high-end Fishman electronics like the Sonitone system in the 6-string X Series 000X1AE, they're a sweet combination of Martin craftsmanship and top-shelf tech. There's nothing an acoustic-electric guitar can't do: unplug it and it's an acoustic; add an amplifier and it's an acoustic that can reach every corner of the largest venues; mute it and it's an electric guitar in a pinch. The possibilities are endless.
Martin has a ton of different guitars to choose from, so you should have no trouble finding the right one for you. In fact, it might take you a while just to narrow down the options! Acoustic or acoustic-electric, dreadnought or classical, beginner or professional: you'll find your dream Martin at the point where the features and styling you're looking for all fit perfectly into place.