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C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for 183 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with those introduced by the company founder.
The company is also known for producing high-quality, popular acoustic guitar strings and they have been making their own strings since 1970. These include the successful Martin SP® Lifespan® the fastest-growing long-life string in the industry, the exciting new Retro Strings line played and loved by Tony Rice and Laurence Juber and the Martin SP Acoustic and SP Flexible Core lines, which use an industry leading core wire to hold tunings better.
Martin guitars and Martin strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, pop, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television to movies, Broadway, books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere.
Modern audio products are changing from conventional solid state to a much more efficient “switchmode technology” (often called Class D) that delivers more power with lower losses and lighter weight. The new technology is more complex and has stringent regulatory requirements, so it’s been developed first for large-scale
applications such as cellphones, home theaters, car audio systems and large PA amplifiers. Meanwhile, the guitar industry is still stuck in the tube era. Pat Quilter, founder of QSC Audio Products and a veteran designer with over 45 years of experience, is one of the few designers whose career spans tubes, solid state, and the new switchmode technology. His mission is to combine a deep love of
music, a deep understanding of tube behavior, and his expertise in switchmode design, to create new tools that will expand artistic possibilities, relieve performers of excess burdens, and exploit the latest mainstream technology to deliver higher quality and satisfaction at an affordable price.
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