(Nazareth, PA—December 13, 2017) High Tech Wood Technology and Engineering Technology majors took advantage of a terrific opportunity to tour the Martin Guitar & Co factory, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. High School.
Zach Bolich and Sergio Gamarra, instructors of Wood Tech and Engineering Tech, respectively, and Jamie Velazquez, lead History teacher, accompanied students to the Martin Guitar & Co factory to witness the art of guitar-making, a process that requires a harmonious blend of handcrafting and the latest mechanized methods, such as CNC routers, laser cutters, and assorted design and modeling software packages.
Tour guides escorted the High Tech group through the factory, where teachers and students saw firsthand the construction of guitars, from the cutting of rough lumber to the market-ready product. The process requires more than 300 steps to complete, a task handled by the capable and talented craftspeople at Martin Guitar & Co factory.
The Wood Tech and Engineering Tech students also learned about the history of guitar-making, learning about Martin Guitar & Co’s humble beginnings as a business venture as well.
In addition, Wood Tech and Engineering Tech students had the opportunity to explore the Martin Guitar & Co Museum, where attractive displays showcased over 170 exquisitely-crafted guitars, a true testament to Martin Guitar & Co’s storied career.
By the end of the tour, students jammed in the rarified “Pickin' Parlor,” strumming Martin Guitar & Co's high-end, Limited Edition guitars.