C.F. Martin & Co.® Elects New Board Member

C.F. Martin & Co.® Elects New Board Member

C. F. Martin & Co.® has announced that Robert Goetzl has been elected to the company’s board of directors. With an illustrious career spanning over four decades, Robert Goetzl brings a wealth of artistic expertise and a deep-rooted connection to the Martin brand, having worked with the company on various guitar and museum-related projects since 2008.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of my cousin Robert to the Martin board,” says Executive Chairman Chris Martin IV. “Yes, Robert is my cousin. Yes, it is often the case that family members serve on the boards of closely held family businesses. Robert and I grew up together. I eventually went off to college to study business and he went to art school. We reconnected over 15 years ago.

“Robert has been working on Martin Guitar art projects and our museum ever since. He brings a unique and passionate perspective that I know will help me and the rest of the board continue to help guide my family’s business successfully into the future.”

Robert Goetzl

A distinguished freelance artist and illustrator for over 40 years, Robert Goetzl has left an indelible mark on the world of art and illustration. Notably, his work as an award-winning children’s book illustrator has garnered widespread acclaim, including the prestigious Teacher’s Choice Award for the illustrated book Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America in 1997.

“I’m incredibly privileged to have been able to follow my passion for my entire life,” Mr. Goetzl says. “I’m so excited to be part of this illustrious team as we continue to propel this company forward into the future as the world’s premier guitar company. I do not take this task lightly, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to support Chris Martin and Martin Guitar in this role.”

Throughout his tenure with Martin Guitar, Mr. Goetzl has seamlessly integrated his artistic vision into the fabric of the company. His creative contributions extend beyond traditional illustration, with notable projects that include his line of D-Robert Goetzl guitars, the OM Biosphere™ and 00L Earth guitars, a mural detailing the history of the company, and the redesign of the Martin Museum. His innovative designs have also adorned museum displays dedicated to country music, America’s veterans, and icons like Joan Baez, elevating the museum experience for visitors worldwide.

As Martin Guitar embarks on its next chapter of innovation and growth, Robert Goetzl’s appointment underscores the company’s commitment to artistic excellence and forward-thinking leadership.


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 martinguitar.com.

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