In many ways, the Limited-Edition Martin CEO-7 looks, feels, and sounds like a reissue of an iconic "Golden Era" Martin model—except Martin never made a model quite like it until 2015.
The CEO-7 features a slope-shouldered, 14-fret 00-body with a solid Adirondack Spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides. Like its Vintage Series and Golden Era cousins, the CEO-7's top is braced with 1/4" scalloped Adirondack Spruce braces. The result is a comfortable short-scale guitar that is lightweight and surprisingly loud and responsive for its small, compact size. With a 1-3/4" nut width, solid Ebony fingerboard, and a Modified V neck profile, the CEO-7 captures the feel of a '30s Martin, but its modern drop-in bone saddle allows for future adjustability and a multitude of pickup options for the stage or the studio.
Combine all of that with Martin's "Autumn Sunset" sunburst top finish, Golden Age Relic nickel tuners, and 1933-style script peghead decal, and the result is a guitar painstakingly reminiscent of—as well as heavily inspired by—classic '30s Martin flat-tops. But at the same time, the Martin CEO-7 is truly something new, and you're going to love it just as much as we do.
This 2016 Martin CEO-7 is #2966 in the series. It is in excellent condition with absolutely minimal signs of playwear and no dings, scratches, or issues. If the protective film were still on the pickguard, this CEO-7 would look brand new. This is a fantastic small-body guitar, and it is an excellent value for Adirondack Spruce and construction of this quality. Original hardshell case included.