Martin Guitar Museum Unveils New Joan Baez Exhibit

Posted: November 15, 2023
“Joan Baez: Musician & Artist” takes visitors on a timeless journey through the folk legend’s life and work

November 15, 2023, NAZARETH, PA. – The Martin Guitar Museum is thrilled to announce the grand opening of a new exhibit celebrating the life and musical legacy of the legendary Joan Baez, marking the first time a museum exhibit will be dedicated solely to her guitars and original artwork.

A cultural icon and folk music pioneer, Baez has inspired generations with her soul-stirring music, unwavering commitment to social justice, and dedication to making the world a better place. The Martin Guitar Museum is honored to pay tribute to this extraordinary artist by hosting this exclusive exhibit, featuring an incredible collection of instruments, artwork, memorabilia, and personal items from Baez’s illustrious career.

The exhibit takes visitors on a timeless journey through her life’s work, from her early interest in the arts through her enduring impact on popular music, civil rights, anti-war movements, and humanitarian causes. The exhibit includes:

  • Baez’s iconic 1929 Martin 0-45 and signature prototype
    • Original paintings and drawings, rare photographs, and tour memorabilia
    • Handwritten lyrics, letters, setlists, and more

Visitors will also have the chance to learn more about Baez’s collaboration with C. F. Martin & Co.® and the role Martin guitars played in shaping her distinctive sound.

To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, the Martin Guitar Museum hosted an exclusive press event on November 14, 2023, featuring access to the exhibit, special guest speakers, and a musical performance from Sage Bava in Baez’s honor.

The exhibit will be open to the public through April 2024. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to celebrate the enduring legacy of Joan Baez and her profound influence on the world of music and activism.

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The Martin Guitar Museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history and heritage of C. F. Martin & Co. – the world’s leading acoustic guitar manufacturer.

Located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, the museum features an impressive collection of historic instruments and special exhibits, making it a must-visit destination for music enthusiasts and guitar lovers.

For more information about the museum visit

C. F. Martin & Co. has been making the finest handcrafted acoustic guitars for nearly two hundred years. For some of the biggest names and the most revered musical legends across every genre and every decade. And we’ve been doing it with pure artistic passion, a deep love for all things music, and an unwavering commitment to our community and the environment.

But most importantly, we’re still doing it… for you. For current and future generations of pioneers, rebels, and dreamers. For the beginners, the pros, and everyone in between. We believe music is an unstoppable force. It raises us up. Tells our truths. Gets us on our feet. Expresses our deepest heartaches. And our greatest joys.

So, we’ll continue to make the very best acoustic instruments and strings for as long as there are people like you who love music and love making it. We want to be there to help you tell your story. To help you share your music with the world. To help unleash the artist within.

We’re ready for the next two hundred years. Want to come with us? Visit

Contact: Kate Richardson | Richlynn Group |

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