When Pennsylvania-based Martin Guitars decided to do something special for its two-millionth guitar, they reached out to RGM watches, based in Mount Joy, PA.
“I approached Martin Guitars about doing guilloche work for them a few years before this project, and while that never went anywhere, they remembered me,” says RGM’s founder Roland Murphy. “They are one of the biggest names in guitars and they are also a PA company, so it just seemed a good fit. Working on the project that commemorated their two-millionth guitar, the guitar that will be displayed in the Martin Museum, was an important opportunity, and we had a great time working on something where no compromises would be made.”
There are two different models on which RGM collaborated. The two-millionth guitar has a specially-adapted RGM Caliber 20 movement watch in the head stock (and RGM made the tuner knobs, tuner bodies, the case that holds two tuners and the watch itself, as well as the engine-turning on other parts of the guitar), while the limited edition D-200 timepiece, 50 for the world, will be sold in a set with a D-200 limited edition guitar.