Episode 43 – Chris Martin with a Candid Look at the Business of C.F. Martin & Co.


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In our 43rd episode, we are joined for nearly the full hour by Chris Martin, CEO of C.F. Martin & Co. Our candid and wide-ranging interview covers a lot of topics about the business that you may not have heard before. At the Back of the Show, you’ll get our regular Interview Wrap-Up and useful commentary.

Highlights of the podcast include:

  • 00:40 Setting the Stage
  • 03:15 Chris Martin Interview
  • 54:20 Back of the Show / Interview Wrap-Up

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2018-12-11T20:00:34+00:00December 4th, 2018|Podcast Episodes|3 Comments


  1. Bob Baker December 5, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    There are two people in the world of music who, when they speak, I listen intently. One is Pat Metheny and the other is Chris Martin. Both have such a kind demeanor amidst a broad and deep knowledge of their art and business. I always learn something about myself through their lense on the world. Thank you for such a great interview with Chris.

    • Jeffrey D Brown December 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Bob. Glad you liked it. Always great to hear!

  2. Ron December 12, 2018 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Absolutely loved the insights into the business side of guitars as given by Chris Martin. I was especially interested in his comments regarding Madagascar Rosewood and how it is being illegally harvested and sold to the Chinese. An acquaintance of mine lives there and gave me a first hand account of how devastating this is to the country of Madagascar. As Chris noted, daily life is a struggle just to survive there, and the common man will do whatever it takes to put food on the table. Of course, that includes participating in the illegal rosewood harvest. It is so bad that my friend said you can see entire sections of the forest have been removed down to the earth. In fact, you can even see it on Google Earth if you know where to look. Very sad that people are so desperate. Even sadder still is what will these poor people do when the last tree has been cut down?

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