Martin CEO-8 Grand Jumbo Electro Acoustic Guitar, Cherry Burst

6,669.00 RRP 6,947.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 56262

  • Sycamore Back and Sides with Sitka Top
  • Mother-of-Pearl Inlays
  • Vintage Tone System Included
  • D-TAR Electronics
  • Gold Tuning Machines

Martin CEO-8 Grand Jumbo Electro Acoustic Guitar, Cherry Burst

The Martin CEO-8 acoustic guitar features a solid sycamore back, sides and neck with a sitka spruce top in a grand jumbo size. Additional features include a black Carian headplate with a Martin crown inlay in solid mother-of-pearl, a faux red tortoise pickguard with a purple Martin motif, and unique 'backslash' design design mother-of-pearl inlays.

Product Ref: 56262

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Quality Construction

The Martin CEO-8 features a solid sitka spruce top, well regarded for its sweet, smooth and 'all-round' tone with great projection and volume, combined with solid sycamore back and sides. The grand jumbo body shape of the CEO-8 provides the biggest sound and widest frequency spread of all Martin models, with great distinction between bass and treble response due to curvature.

High-Grade Additions

Other quality features of the Martin CEO-8 include: style 45 purfling, black boltaron binding, modified 30's style bridge in solid black ebony, compensated white tusq saddle, gold tuners with pearloid keystone buttons, a red tortoise pickguard with purple Martin design, a two ring rosette with select abalone and a high-grade polished gloss custom cherry burst finish. An exclusive interior label, numbered and signed by C.F. Martin IV is also featured, adding to the already high value of this beautiful instrument.

Strong, Stable Neck

The CEO-8 features a solid sycamore neck with a modified low oval neck shape for comfortable playability. A solid black ebony fingerboard with 20 frets is inlayed with a unique mother-of-pearl backslash design, leading to an archtop shape headstock with mother-of-pearl crown inlay and gold tuning machines with pearloid keystone buttons.

D-Tar Electronics

A D-Tar Multi-Source pickup system is included with the Martin CEO-8 wich combines the popular Wave-Length system with a condenser microphone for versatility, flexibility and natural sound. The microphone is housed in a special absorbent visco-elastic polymer shock mount for optimal isolation, and features two low profile knobs for master and microphone volume to dial in 'air' and control feedback.

A new Martin Vintage Tone System is included with the CEO-8, based on the historic torrefaction system. VTS allows Martin to target certain time periods and age the top/braces to that era, allowing for the recreation of pleasing vintage aesthetics in addition to the reproduction of special tones previously reserved for vintage instruments.


Body & Bridge
  • Construction: Dovetail Neck Joint
  • Body Size: 17'' Grand J-14 Fret
  • Top: VTS Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Rosette: Two Ring - Multiple B/W Fiber w/ Select Abalone
  • Top Bracing Pattern: Standard ''X'', Progressively Scalloped Tone Bars
  • Top Braces: Solid Sitka Spruce 5/16''
  • Back Material: Solid Sycamore
  • Back Purfling: Style 45
  • Side Material: Solid Sycamore
  • Endpiece: Black Boltaron
  • Endpiece Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Binding: Black Boltaron
  • Top Inlay Style: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Side Inlay: Multiple Black/White Boltaron
  • Back Inlay: Black/White Boltaron
  • Finish Back & Sides: Polished Gloss w/ Custom Cherry Burst
  • Finish Top: Polished Gloss w/ Custom Cherry Burst
  • Finish Neck: Polished Gloss w/ Custom Cherry Burst
  • Bridge Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Bridge Style: Modified 30's Style w/ Drop-In Saddle
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2-3/16''
  • Saddle: 16'' Radius/Compensated/White Tusq
Neck & Fingerboard
  • Neck Material: Solid Sycamore
  • Neck Shape: Modified Low Oval w/ PA Taper
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Headstock: Solid/Archtop Shape
  • Headplate: Black Corian w/ MOP (The Martin) w/ Crown Inlay
  • Heelcap: Black Boltaron w/ Multiple B/W Inlay
  • Fingerboard Material: Solid Black Ebony
  • Scale Length: 25.4''
  • Number Of Frets Clear: 14
  • Number Of Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Width At Nut: 1-3/4''
  • Fingerboard Width At 12th Fret: 2-1/8''
  • Fingerboard Position Inlays: MOP Backslash Design
  • Tuning Machines: Gold w/ Pearloid Keystone Buttons
  • Recommended Strings: Martin SP Lifespan Phosphor Bronze Medium Gauge (MSP7200)
  • Bridge & End Pins: Bone w/ Paua Pearl Dots
  • Pickguard: Faux Red Tortoise w/ Purple Martin Design
  • Case: 593 Geib Style
  • Interior Label: Signed by CFM IV - Numbered in Sequence w/o Total
  • Electronics: D-Tar Wave-Length Multi-Source