Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the long-awaited revision of the seminal Martin History book. Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and re-designed. Part of a two-book set, this first volume covers the people, the places, and the stories of the company right up to fifth-generation president Chris Martin IV. Since the original and revision authors had complete access to authorized archives, this is the most accurate and detailed reference on the topic. Hundreds of photographs and documents (almost all in color!) effectively show the people and the guitars that made the company famous. Hardcover. 227 pp.