Vintage Flat Top Guitars
For most of us, a flat top guitar is, well, a guitar. Flat tops are the most common type of acoustic guitars, and we have grown accustomed to their design thanks to almost 200 years of flat top guitars made by C. F. Martin & Co. of Pennsylvania. In the 1840s, Martin flat tops were smaller than they are today, having diminutive hourglass shapes rather than big bodies and wide lower bouts we are accustomed to today. In the 1930s, Martin made...