This is the eighth incarnation of C. F. Martin IV’s CEO’s Choice series, with favored specifications selected by Chris Martin. In the Image of Martin’s largest acoustic body size, the Grand Jumbo, the Martin CEO8 Grand Jumbo A/E features a solid sycamore back/sides and neck, and a Sitka spruce top with Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS).
Martin CEO8 Grand Jumbo Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Sitka spruce top with Martin’s new Vintage Tone System (VTS)
- Solid sycamore back, sides
- Solid sycamore neck
- Solid Black Ebony Fingerboard
- Faux red tortoise pickguard with a Purple Martin motif
- Unique “backlash” design mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays
- D-TAR Wave-length Multi-Source electronics
- Custom Cherry Burst finish
- Case Included
Martin CEO8 Grand Jumbo A/E has a uniquely shaped top bracing that introduces non-scalloped 5/16” X-braces with graduated scalloped tone bars. Enhanced appointments include a black Corian headplate with a Martin crown inlay in solid mother-of-pearl, a faux red tortoise pickguard with a Purple Martin motif, and unique “backlash” design mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays. Comes equipped with D-TAR Wave-length Multi-Source electronics and bears an interior label individually numbered in sequence and personally signed by C. F. Martin IV.
The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. The VTS acts much like a time machine in which Martin can target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era. This focused method allows Martin’s craftsmen and women to recreate not only the pleasing visual aesthetics of a vintage guitar, but also reproduce the special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.