When it comes to acoustic, if you want the best you get a Martin. Since 1833, there have been plenty of good reasons why. That's how long C.F. Martin & Co. has been making the world's finest acoustic guitars, creating and leading an industry with skilled craftsmanship, collaborative innovation, and breathtaking design. In this age of mass production and cost-cutting, the sixth-generation leader of the family business-C.F. Martin IV-oversees production at the family plant in Nazareth, PA, to ensure each instrument is a finely crafted vessel for the aural magic to be created with it. The best of the best is our business, too, and may we happily suggest the best holiday gift for your favorite guitarist: a truly unique six-string Martin "Metal Arts" acoustic guitar. The only guitar of its kind to date, this rare 14-fret Dreadnought acoustic has been exquisitely handcrafted at the Martin Custom shop. Master artisan Tracy Cox designed and hand cut its inlays of bronze, copper, and brass for the headstock and fingerboard. Madagascar rosewood for the back and sides, along with a sound-board of Adirondack spruce, deliver optimal tonal clarity. Abalone inlays adorn the perimeter, and the signature tortoise pick guard lets them know it is indeed a Martin-as does Tracy's signature interpretation of the classic fleur-de-lis at the top. The rarest moment of all will come when your lucky recipient gets to pick it up for the first time. Just the musician, this magical guitar, and the music.