The C.F. MARTIN & Co. / H.A. WEYMANN & Son. Relationship

1.  MARTIN  INSTRUMENTS made for WEYMANN & SON.

When his father died in 1888 and Frank Henry Martin took over the mantle as the head of C.F. Martin & Co, the company was dealing with a distribution problem. C.A. Zoebisch & Sons had exclusive distribution rights to all Martin instruments and Frank Martin did not think they were devoting sufficient effort to promote their guitars. F.H.Martin and H.W.WeymannAt that time, H.A. Weymann & Son were retailers and had been purchasing Martin guitars from Zoebisch & Sons and selling them in their shop (see c.1890 Weymann retail catalogue).

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