Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin at the Met Museum – New York

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin at the Met Museum – New York

January 14, 2014 through December 7, 2014

– Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin, celebrates the lasting contributions of Christian Frederick Martin to American guitar making through a display of 35, rare, nineteenth century instruments from the Met’s own collection, augmented by loans from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and several private collections. The evolution of the examples in the exhibition track Martin’s own journey as an instrument maker, exploring how he incorporated elements of the Spanish-style guitar he encountered in the United States after immigrating from Austria into his own Viennese style of instrument construction, resulting in a new form of indigenous guitar and an influential style that would serves as the model for American guitar manufacturers that came after him.

 

“C. F. Martin Guitar.” (1859)

“C. F. Martin Guitar.” (1859)


 

Official Exhibition Site

 

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

1000 FIFTH AVENUE

NEW YORK, NY 10028

(212) 535-7710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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