A specially designed guitar signed by Martin's CEO, Chris Martin.
The Martin CEO 6 Dreadnought Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar is based on the early "Sloped Shoulder" Dreadnought design originated by Martin in the 1930s. The 14-fret CEO-6 features a solid wood Red Spruce "Adirondack" top (just like original design) joined to a body of premium, bookmatched solid East Indian rosewood.
The slope shoulder body size, or "S" (for "special" as the more elongated body was later referred to), is considered to be one of the best sounding Martins. The CEO 6 also includes Modified Hybrid A-frame top bracing renowned for its exceptional tonal capabilities, with a big, yet highly articulate voice.
Above all, the CEO-6 is a player's guitar with Martin's unique Performing Artist neck profile for faster and easier playing in all positions. It also has wider, more comfortable string spacing on the 1930 style belly bridge. Bone nut and bridge pins, and a Tusq compensated long saddle add resonance and sustain. Played fully acoustic or plugged into its Fishman F1 Aura on-board electronics, the CEO-6 delivers all the classic Martin tone, subtlety – and volume – you want.
This is an especially beautiful guitar, available in a highly polished lacquer natural finish as standard or in a spectacular "tear drop" sunburst finish at no extra charge. The top is elegantly bound in vintage grained ivoroid and has a faux tortoise beveled and polished pickguard. Fingerboard and bridge are select black ebony. Gold Grover tuners with large buttons complete the perfect aesthetic mix.
About Martin Guitar:
Founded over 175 years ago in 1833 by Christian Frederick Martin, C. F. Martin & Co. has been continuously family owned and operated for six generations. The oldest surviving acoustic instrument maker in the world and largest producer of acoustic guitars in the U.S., Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, many still using the design and techniques introduced by the company founder in the 1830s. The privately held manufacturer is highly regarded for creating some of the finest instruments and introducing innovations that have become industry standards in the music products industry including the now-standard X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the "Dreadnought" size. Current Chairman and CEO Christian Frederick Martin, IV, took the helm of the company in 1986. The inside label of the CEO 6 is signed by Chris.