An Evening with Chris Martin at Ish Guitars

Ish Guitars is thrilled to announce a special event with Chris Martin IV of Martin Guitars!

On May 6th, we will open to the public from 11AM-4PM and feature our best prices on Martin inventory, our Martin sales rep will be in-store for questions, and much more. Later in the evening, an immersive journey led by Chris Martin himself will begin, deep diving into the brand's storied history and showing off rare Martin museum pieces, accompanied by guitarist and International Martin Ambassador Craig Thatcher.

Enjoy light refreshments, food, beer, and wine throughout the day, but make sure you stick around - we will end the presentation with a candid Q&A session with Chris Martin, hosted by Keith Williams from Five Watt World. Plus, don't miss the chance to win a Martin D-X1E Koa guitar, which will be given away to one lucky attendee!

To attend the 6PM event with Chris Martin, you must RSVP at the following link. Doors will open at 5:30 for this event.

Don't live in the Syracuse area or can't make the event?  We will be livestreaming the event in collaboration with Five Watt World on their Youtube channel AND will be giving away a Martin LXK2 Koa guitar to a viewer! Head to Five Watt World at 6:30PM EST on May 6th to watch and for more details on the giveaway.



  • Will Chris Martin be signing anything?
    • Certainly! Feel free to bring small personal items for Chris to sign if you wish. However, please note that personal guitars will NOT be permitted at the event.
  • What if I RSVP but can no longer attend the event?
    • Please let us know by emailing that you can no longer attend so that we can open up other spots for people that may be able to make the event.
  • What are the rules for the livestream Martin guitar giveaway?
    • Participants must be over 18 and legal residents of the continental United States.  More details of how to enter the giveaway will be announced during the livestream.  Full contest rules can be found here.
  • Do you have any tips for finding parking?
    • Limited parking will be available in the business lots surrounding Ish Guitars - see the map below. There is more parking available at the Shop City Shopping Mall down the road on Teall Avenue, a five minute walk to Ish Guitars. We also encourage carpooling and ride shares!