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A STORY ABOUT A PASSION FOR GUITAR AND CRAFTSMANSHIP

OUR PAST

Martinez classical guitar originated in Germany in 1978.

In 2005, Martinez entered China and established Mingya Martinez Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou, China.

In the same year, American master Kenny Hill joined the company as a technical consultant. Martinez Martinez took 10 years to grow from only 12 employees and a 600-square-meter factory.

The small workshop has developed into the largest classical guitar production factory in the world. Today Martinez has 280 employees and 20,000 square meters of modern factory

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF HAND-MADE GUITARS

OUR PRESENT

The Martinez brand still retains its authentic origins from Europe. Based on the manufacture of high-quality professional guitars, it has created a high-end international brand.

In the future, we will strive to build the Martinez factory into a world-class modern factory and aspire to become a model in the industry.

We sincerely welcome all colleagues and Guitar lovers come to visit.

A DREAM OF SPREADING GUITAR CULTURE WORLDWIDE

OUR FUTURE

Martinez guitars have been sold in more than 50 countries in the world.

We have organized more than 100 concerts every year, working closely with the biggest conservatories in China.

Martinez Guitars has made a reputation for itself possessing the highest quality guitars, for the most economical price.

OVER 40 YEARS OF INNOVATIVE GUITAR CRAFTSMANSHIP

THE MARTINEZ TIMELINE

1978

Founded in Germany.

2003

At the Shanghai International Musical Instrument Exhibition, Mr. Wang Hongqi(Alex Wang) from Guangzhou Mingya Musical Instruments met a GermanWolfgang Jellinghaus and American Kenny Hill.

The three hit it off and set up Mingya Martinez at the end of the second year.Musical Instrument Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Martinez Guitar officiallyentered China.

2005

Martinez entered China and established Mingya Martinez Musical InstrumentManufacturing Co., Ltd. in Guangzhou, China.

In the same year, American master Kenny Hill joined the company as atechnical consultant. Martinez took 10 years to grow from only 12employees and a 600-square-meter factory.

The small workshop has developed into the largest classical guitar productionfactory in the world.

Today Martinez has 280 employees and 20,000 square meters of modernfactory space.

2011

Martinez begins to transform. Officially starting the research and developmentof advanced CNC automation professional equipment and completing coreequipment development in only three years.

By putting these new technologies into use we created a comfortable workingenvironment for our artisans. This has attracted many young people to join Martinez after graduating from university, creating more jobs for the local jobmarket.

We use newly developed high-tech special equipment, re-adjusted sound beamdesign, and self-designed new scale and soundhole ring.

The handle is matched with the most rigorous assembly process, and eachguitar is made with attention to the most minute details.

The vast majority of guitars are also fully considered when designing materialsand accessories.

The affordability of enthusiasts strives to allow more consumers to have aguitar with both quality and brand.

2013

We formally establish "Guangzhou Mingya String Instrument Co., Ltd." to domarketing and after-sales service for Mingya's products. We have establisheda more advanced marketing system to promote the popularization of the guitarculture industry. We integrate global resources and introduce the Chinesemarket to give distributors more room for development.

We have established a strong warehousing and logistics system to keep abreastof the supplied rhythm at any time. We will definitely provide more considerateservice for all users and dealers!

2014

Martinez is more than just a guitar factory. Since 2014 we have been striving to promote
guitar culture in China. We have been to many cities and countryside around China with
famous classical guitar artists, educators and music activists. Deeply involved in the
education and promotion of classical guitars in China by holding concerts, master classes
and classical guitar culture exchanges.

2017

Since 2017, we support some of the most renowned guitar festivals worldwide, such as the
International Guitar Symposium Iserlohn, the GCC international festival, the Colomba
Fingerstyle Guitar festival
, etc. We are working closely with the largest conservatories in
China.

2018

Martinez's 40th anniversary was held in Qingyuan, Guanzhou. Many famous artists,
Conservatory of Music and Martinez partners also took part in the celebration.

The Future (Next 10 Years)

Relying on the foundations of our brand Martinez and Mayson, we are building a worldclass modern guitar enterprise, establishing a top intelligent guitar production base, and
continuing to promote the guitar culture and guitar education in China.
We will establish an online music academy, build a music hall and organize a guitar
festival.

THE FOUNDING FATHERS

Wolfgang
Jellinghaus

Ex-founder

Alex
Wang

Founder & CEO

Kenneth Robert
Hill

Founder & Renowned Classical Guitar Master-craftsman

MORE THAN JUST GUITAR MANUFACTURERS

WE ARE
PHILANTROPISTS

We promote guitar culture to remote cities in China such as Xinjiang as well as providing free guitar tuition within poorer areas such as Guizhou. Furthermore, we donate guitars to children from less economically stable backgrounds to start them on their musical journey.

WE ARE
EDUCATORS

With close to 100 of our Martinez Classrooms now in operation, we combine the highest quality of teaching with the highest quality of guitars so students can reach their full potential.

WE ARE
ENTERTAINERS

With Martinez Live, we promote more than 70 professional concerts every year, over 30 face-to-face masterclasses, and support some of the most renowned guitar festivals around the world.

WE ARE
GUITAR ENTHUSIASTS

Since 2014 we have been striving to promote guitar culture not just in China, but all over the world. By combining our passion for constructing world-class instruments with our continued efforts in concert promotion and education, we aim to inspire the next generation of avid guitarists!

PHILANTROPHY