We are not an authorized Martin Dealer and therefore cannot offer their new guitar warranty. Even though some of our Martin guitars were purchased by us new in an unopened Martin box. However, this does not stop us from offering new, never displayed, never played Martin guitars. Because we are not a Martin dealer we are not held hostage by them and can offer these instruments at below MAP prices.
Well how do we do this? We try to offer our customers exceptional service and alternative purchasing options. We have taking in on trade a 2-way radio from a vintage bi-plane owner for a ukulele purchase. We also take in many instruments and musical accessories that we do not want to resell to our customers. So, every now and then we head out to a big box store and trade all this stuff in (not the 2-way radio) for store-credit and purchase a new, in the box, never displayed Martin guitar. We apply store discounts, trade-against-trade discounts and repeat customer negotiated prices.
We only purchase Martin’s solid Rosewood guitars that were made in the USA. These instruments come to us in a Martin factory sealed shipping box. All our new Martin instruments sales include the original case, and tags. We do not alter the Martin factory set-up.