Dating your martin guitar
We feel there is/was a special magic to the original Valley Arts guitars, as they have turned into collectors items.
We are not claiming guitars built later are inferior, but simply have a preference for vintage Valley Arts built prior to the company being sold completely to Samick in 1993 and the trademark being sold to Gibson most recently.
and serial numbers were added, beginning with #8000.
First, they stamped the logo on the back of the peghead (from circa 1895).
Because of this great history, I knew I had to check out the free Martin Guitar factory tour during my recent visit to the Lehigh Valley.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.