2002 Martin CEO-4 Adirondack and Mahogany ID-5854
2002 Martin CEO-4 Adirondack and Mahogany
The 2002 Martin CEO- Dreadnought Acoustic is a Special Edition guitar that is no longer in production. Designed by C.F. Martin IV, and features an Adirondack Spruce Top, Mahogany back and sides, and mahogany neck with a Black Micarta fretboard. The CEO-4 has Martin's Hybrid Scalloped X-Bracing that allows the top to vibrate more freely, yielding in a very open tone. Unusual for the model is that it is a slope shouldered dreadnought, rather than the square shouldered type we have come to expect from the folks at Martin. Also, instead of the typical modified V shape neck you find on a Martin Dreadnought, this features an modified low Oval shape, more reminiscent of the neck profile you would find again on a slope dread. Another interesting fact: only 409 of these CEO-4's in mahogany were made!
Adirondack has the highest strength to weight ratio of any other tonewood, and because of that Adirondack is ideal for flatpickers or players who play with a heavy attack and need the most volume and power possible. When combined with mahogany this CEO-4 has a warm, textured, and a very powerful tone. Perfect for strumming while accompanying songwriters, or cutting a track in the studio!
This guitar is in excellent condition, with some expected minor scratches on the top with little to no scratches on the back. None of the scratches are through the finish. Some of the scratches are pictured below but others are too minor to capture in photographs. Original Geib style Hardshell Case Included.
- Serial: 946081
- Top Wood: Adirondack
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 25.4"
- Year: 2002
- Bracing: Modified Hybrid
- Rosette: Thin Multiple Black/White inlay
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Black Micarta
- Nut Material: White Corian
- Saddle Material: Compensated White Tusq
- Saddle Spacing: 2 1/8"
- Bridge: 1 Style Belly
- Bridge Pins: Bone w/ Black Dots
- Tuners: Gotoh Gold w/ Large Knobs
- Body Binding: White Boltaron
- Pickguard: Black (Old Style D-18)
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: Modified Low Oval
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included