Faculty Invitational Lecture Series II

Speaker:  Dick Boak, Company Historian, C.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar)

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Room: 302

Boak will share the rich history of C.F. Martin & Co., one of the Lehigh Valley’s oldest employers.  C.F. Martin is a manufacturer of fine guitars, which are highly regarded as among the finest instruments in the world.  A plethora of the world’s most notable musicians choose Martin for the high level of quality and workmanship. In 1973, Boak discovered C. F. Martin & Co. and was soon hired as a design draftsman. Since then and for the past 32 years, he has held many diverse and creative positions there, leading to the formation of Martin’s Artist Relations Department and the conception of more than 140 signature guitar collaborations with the top musical talents of our time. His acclaimed book “Martin Guitar Masterpieces” relays the stories of those collaborations. For 17 years, he lived in his converted “Church Of Art,” an active studio for art, woodworking and live music.